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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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Support the preservation of Portage's history.
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Portage Historical Society Books

The Portage Historical Society has published several books that are
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Museum Restoration

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 much more.

The Museum at the Portage is reopening on April 2

April, May, Sept & Oct: Open Thurs thru Sat, 1-4PM.
June, July & August: Open Tues thru Sat, 1-4 PM.