Manitowoc County Historical Society Endowment Fund


The Manitowoc County Historical Society, formed in 1906, is one of the oldest historical societies in Wisconsin.  It was organized for the discovery, collection, preservation, and publication of historical records and data of and relating to Manitowoc County’s growth and  development of population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufacture, trade, and commerce. MCHSLogoNEW

The Society’s first president was Judge Emil Baensch.  Other founders were Ralph Plumb, Dr. W.G. Kemper, John Schuette, James S. Anderson, and Fred Christiansen of Manitowoc; H.P. Hamilton and W.F. Nash of Two Rivers; and Dr. Louis Falge of Reedsville.  Today, the Society continues through the efforts of a small, capable staff together with the financial support of individuals and businesses through memberships, special gifts, and endowments.  

The Manitowoc County Historical Society established an endowment fund to support its mission to collect, interpret, preserve, and promote the fascinating history and rich heritage of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, in order to educate the public and heighten its understanding and appreciation of the past as it proceeds into the future.  Between the Society’s two sites, the Heritage Center (1701 Michigan Avenue) and Pinecrest Historical Village (924 Pinecrest Lane), it works to enrich the quality of life in the community by building connections to the past and providing interactive learning experiences.  To learn more about the Manitowoc County Historical Society, visit  To make a contribution to Manitowoc County Historical Society's Endowment Fund, visit Endowment Fund.

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