Artifacts, maps and photographs capturing the history of Wisconsin's third oldest settlement are featured in the Museum at the Portage. The past is illuminated through hundreds of authentic pieces from this unique place at the intersection of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Discover the story of Portage as you explore area history and culture shaped by the influences of rivers, native people, early explorers, brickyards, railroads, and local residents.
Now on display at the Museum at the Portage.
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Portage Historical Society Books
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The Portage Historical Society was damaged by fire on April 13, 2014, but the restoration is underway! » View Photo Gallery
Visit The Museum At The Portage
Featured at the museum are items that reflect the vibrant history of Portage. You'll see names and faces behind some of Portages local businesses of the past, meet a few of our colorful citizens, and discover many other extraordinary facets of this dynamic community.
The museum is temporarily closed for repairs due to damage from a fire that occurred on April 13, 2014.