The Manitowoc County Historical Society is a place where curiosity is sparked and people of all ages are encouraged to learn more about the world around them. Our programs and site operations would not be complete without the partnerships with community organizations:


Mid-Lakes Rustic iron

The Mid-Lakes Rustic Iron is a group dedicated to preserving machinery and practices of agriculture as it was done in the past.

Together our groups have a clear goal—to educate the public and future generations with demonstrations of vintage agriculture. This cooperative effort brings to life Wisconsin’s rich agricultural heritage with popular displays, field demonstrations, and countless activities for visitors of all ages. Each September, the Mid-Lakes Thresheree is organized by dedicated members of each group.


Manitowoc County beekeepers association

The Manitowoc County Beekeepers Association seeks to educate the public and share beekeeping knowledge. You can find members sharing their knowledge during our programs.


Garden groups

Our landscape is enhanced by local gardeners.