A list of museums and historical societies in Wisconsin including database contributors, sites I’ve visited and inspiring institutions.

For a comprehensive listing of the more than 360 local and county historical societies affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society, consult the Directory of Local History Organizations.

For more information on museums in Wisconsin, see the Wisconsin Federation of Museums. Portal Wisconsin also offers an extensive list of Wisconsin historic sites and museums.

Links to the ten historic sites operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society can be found here.

Alma Historical Society
Barron County Historical Society/Pioneer Village Museum, Cameron
Brillion Historical Society
Brown County Historical Society, Green Bay
Buffalo County Historical Society, Alma
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee
Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Museums, Milwaukee
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison
Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire
Design Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dodge County Historical Society, Beaver Dam
Douglas County Historical Society, Superior
Dunn County Historical Society, Menomonie
Elmbrook Historical Society, Brookfield
Fairlawn Mansion, Superior
Fort Winnebago Surgeons’ Quarters, Portage
Fountain City Area Historical Society
Grant County Historical Society, Lancaster
Green Bay-De Pere Antiquarian Society
Hawks Inn, Delafield
Hearthstone Historic House Museum, Appleton
Heritage Hill State Historic Park, Green Bay
Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society
Historic Indian Agency House, Portage
History Museum at the Castle, Appleton
Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson
James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison
John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan
Kenosha Public Museum
Koskela House Finnish Museum, Brantwood
Langlade County Historical Society, Antigo
Little Norway, Blue Mounds
Manitowoc County Historical Society
Marathon County Historical Society, Wausau
Mayville Historical Society
McFarland Historical Society
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee County Historical Society
Milwaukee Public Museum
Mineral Point Historical Society
Mining Museum and Rollo Jamison Museum, Platteville
Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society
Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend
Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Green Bay
New Holstein Historical Society
New Richmond Heritage Center
North Wood County Historical Society, Marshfield
Oconto County Historical Society
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
Oneida Nation Museum
Oshkosh Public Museum
Pendarvis, Mineral Point
Peshtigo Fire Museum
Pittsville Area Historical Society
Price County Historical Society, Fifield
Rock County Historical Society, Janesville
Rusk County Historical Society, Ladysmith
Sauk County Historical Society, Baraboo
Sheboygan County Historical Society
Ten Chimneys Foundation, Genesee Depot
Two Rivers Historical Society
Vernon County Historical Society, Viroqua
Vilas Historical Museum, Sayner
Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien
Waukesha County Museum
Wilson Place Museum, Menomonie
Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison
Wisconsin  Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg
Wrightstown Historical Society


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