Preserving the Past to Teach the Future. Our mission is to collect, exhibit and educate people about Kenosha County history.

The Kenosha History Center Archives

Archive Hours?
Beginning January 1, 2012, the archives are open by appointment only. Patrons are advised to call for an appointment at (262) 654-5770 to ensure the Archives are available.

What information can I find in the History Center Archives?
The Kenosha County Historical Society collects, preserves and exhibits materials that document Kenosha County between 1830 and the present. Our Archival collections consist of the following:

    Bound Local Newspapers 1845-1945
    Obituaries 1960-Present
    Cemetery Lists
    Maps & Atlases 1835-1985
    City Directories 1858-2000
    Family Histories
    Iconographic Collection 1840-Present
    Manuscripts
    City & County Histories, local families
    School Year Books
    Kenosha County Plat Maps (1858-1934). click to enter site

    C.E. Dewey Lantern Photo Collection. click to enter site

    Kenosha's Lost Industries: Photographs and Corporate Materials Collection, 1850's to 1990's. click to enter site

    Louis Thiers glass slide photographs. click to enter site

    Tax Credits for Historic Homes click to enter site


Which staff member can I contact for more information?
You can contact the History Center Archivist, Cindy Nelson at (262) 654-5770 ext. 107 or email her via the contact form.

Get In Touch With Cindy

If you have any questions regarding the archives or making an appointment, please contact our staff. We look forward to hearing from you!

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