Explore Our Online Collection
About the collections
The Manitowoc County Historical Society collects and preserves thousands of artifacts, documents, and images to help us share Manitowoc County’s stories and help you connect to the community and its history. The vast majority of the collection is not yet online, but through this portal you can access many of the most significant, exciting, and popular materials in the Museum's collection. Search by key word or simply browse the collection items featured here. If you're interested in learning more about researching materials in the collection, you can find more information at Research Requests.
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Searching the Collection
Not sure where to start? Try our Random Images search on the navigation menu. It allows you to wander around the collections in no particular order. This is a fantastic way to discover many of our rarely seen treasures.
Looking for simple search tool? Try our Keyword Search to look across hundreds of fields in thousands of records. Use quotes around phrases to make your search more specific. Use the * to find things that begin with a string of text. Searching Rock* will return both Rocks and Rocky.
Digging for something even more specific? Try using Advanced Search to look for certain words within certain search categories. This type of search allows you to look specifically in Name fields for the family name White without having to sift through all of the Black & White photographs, and postcards from the White House.
Our collection of historical photographs and other materials are available for purchase as reproductions. Learn about purchasing reprints for home, use as well as licensing for public use from our FAQs About Historical Images Reproductions.
Reproductions are not available online, but may be requested by email or mail.
Please mail or attach to your email a completed Image Order Form with your check or online payment to:
Manitowoc County Historical Society
Attn: Research Library
924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220
archives@ManitowocCountyHistory.org (Please put Photo Reproduction in the subject line.)
Looking for a photo but you don't know where to start? Want to order an image? Email our research volunteers and MCHS staff at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help to point you in the right direction.
Submitting Feedback: We appreciate your opinions and welcome your comments and concerns. Simply click the Send Feedback button at the top of each catalog record screen to send us your thoughts. A member of our staff will be in touch with you within five business days.