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Jefferson County History Organizations

Bark River Woods Historical Society (Hebron)
Phone: (920) 563-4773
Mailing address:
Mrs. Olive M. Gross, President
W4080 State Road 106
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-9681

Concord Historical Society
P.O. Box 402
Sullivan, WI 53178
Mrs. Cynthia Arbiture, President
N5863 Hickory Hill Road
Sullivan, WI 53178
(262) 593-8099

Dodge & Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 91
Watertown, WI 53094-0091

Heritage Hall (use North entrance)
504 South Fourth Street
Watertown, WI 53094
(This is the former First Congregational Church.)

Fort Atkinson Historical Society
W. D. Hoard Historical Museum
407 Merchants Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Phone: (920) 563-7769
Fax: (920) 568-3203
Email: infohoardmuseum@compufort.com

Jefferson Historical Society
Carnegie Building
305 South Main Street
Jefferson, WI 53549

Bakertown School Museum
303 East Ogden Street
Jefferson, WI 53549
Open 9am – 4pm daily

Lake Mills-Aztalan Historical Society
Lake Mills-Aztalan Historical Museum
P.O. Box 122
N6264 Highway Q
Jefferson, WI 53549
Phone: (920) 648-8845

Lake Mills-Aztalan Historical Museum: 3 miles east of Lake Mills on CTH B at the junction of B and CTH Q. Open May 15-Sept. 30, Thurs.-Sun., noon to 4:00 p.m., and by appointment.

Palmyra Historical Society
P. O. Box 265
Palmyra, WI 53156

McKenzie-Carlin House and Turner Museum
226 West Main Street
Palmyra, WI 53153

Museum Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special tours can be arranged by calling Terry Tutton at 495-4245 or the Museum at 495-2412, leaving a message (262) 495-2349 or (262) 495-2543.

Waterloo Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 52
Waterloo, WI 53594
Phone: (920) 478-2328

Waterloo Public Museum
136 Polk Street, Waterloo, 53594
Open June 1-Sept or until weather is prohibitive, Sundays, 1:30pm-4pm, holidays and by appointment.

Watertown Historical Society
919 Charles Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Phone: (920) 261-2796

Rock County History Organizations

Beloit Historical Society
845 Hackett Street
Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: (608) 365-7835
Fax: (608) 365-5999

Clinton Community Historical Society
P.O. Box 606
Clinton, WI 53525
Phone: (608) 676-4312

Evansville Grove Society
P.O. Box 234
Evansville, WI 53536

Friends of Beckman Mill
The Beckman Mill
Beckman Mill Park
County Road H
Beloit, WI
Located 1 mile south of Highway 81. Open 5 am to 10 pm.
Tours are from 1 to 4 pm Saturdays and Sundays May through October
Tour Coordinator, Mary Schindler, at (608) 362-8912

Luther Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 253
158 Depot Street
Footville, WI 53537-0253

Milton Historical Society
Milton House Museum
P.O. Box 245
Milton, WI 53563
(608) 868-7772
Email: miltonhouse@miltonhouse.org
Milton House Museum located at the intersection of Highways 26 and 59, Milton Wisconsin
Open Weekends in May and Memorial Day through Labor Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours on the hour and half hour.
Labor Day through October 15, weekdays by appointment only.

Rock County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 711
Janesville, WI 53547
Phone: (608) 752-5891
Wilson King Stone House Archive
440 North Jackson Street, Janesville, WI
Open 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Wednesdays & Thursdays and Noon to 3 P.M. Fridays.

Rock County Historical Society
426 N. Jackson Street
P.O. Box 8096
Janesville, WI 53547
Phone: 608-756-4509
Email: rchs@rchs.us

Rock River Thresheree, Inc.
51 East Cox Road
Edgerton, WI 53534
Phone: 608-868-2814
1-888-876-8528 - Toll Free
Email: train@ticon.net

Seventh Day Baptist Historical Society Library
3120 North Kennedy Road
P.O. Box 1678
Janesville, Wisconsin 53547
To schedule an appointment call: (608) 752-5055

Walworth County History Organizations

East Troy Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 722
East Troy, WI 53120

Elkhorn Family History Center
W 4615 Potter Rd
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: (262) 723-2777
Located in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint near the corner of Cobb and Potter Roads.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00pm

Geneva Lake History Buffs
Geneva Lake Area Museum of History
818 Geneva Street
P.O. Box 522
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: (262) 248-6060

Sharon Historical Preservation Society
231 Baldwin Street
P.O. Box 397
Sharon, WI 53585
Phone: (262) 736-9458

Walworth County Historical Society
9 East Rockwell Street
P.O. Box 273
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: (262) 723-4248
Open Wednesday through Saturday, May - October from 1:00-5:00 pm or by appointment.

Walworth County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 159
Delavan, WI 53115-0159
Walworth County Genealogical Society Library located at
The Aram Public Library
404 E. Walworth Ave.
Delavan, WI 53115
The regular library hours are every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Whitewater Historical Society
Whitewater Historical Museum
Whitewater Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 473-2966
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sundays 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Other Resources

British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois
PO BOX 192
R ichmond IL 60071-0192
Email: bigwillgen@yahoo.com

BIGWILL library is housed in the Nippersink District Public Library, 5418 Hill Rd., Richmond, Illinois
Hours are 1-3 pm, after each regular meeting

German Interest Group (GIG) German Interest Group - Wisconsin
P.O. Box 2185
Janesville, WI 53547-2185
GIG contact: GIG_WI@hotmail.com

Origins Genealogy Bookstore
1521 E. Racine St.
Janesville, WI 53545
Phone: 608-757-2777
Email: Origins@OriginsBooks.com

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Most Saturdays 11:00am – 3:00pm


Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 264-6460 Reference Services

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5106
Madison, WI 53705-0106


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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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