Preserving the Past to Teach the Future. Our mission is to collect and preserve Kenosha County's history through education, programs and exhibits.

The Kenosha History Center Archives

Archive Hours?
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
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

Dovie Horvitz Women's Collection. click to enter site

Dovie Horvitz Collection Digitized Images click to enter site

Tax Credits for Historic Homes click to enter site


How can I get more information?
You can contact the History Center Archives at (262) 654-5770 ext. 4 or send an email to

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