Research Requests

Manitowoc County is home to many amazing public libraries and a host of enthusiastic local history organizations. Our Research Library contains fantastic resources for genealogists and researchers. You may be looking for the burial site of a Civil War soldier, a photo of an ancestor, information on your property, or want to learn about aluminum or ship building.  

Researchers are welcome to use the Museum's library and collections, including the photograph and document archives, by appointment. 

 

Make An Appointment to Visit

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Archives volunteers by email at archives@ManitowocCountyHistory.org, or by phone at (920) 684-444. Appointments are necessary to utilize our research materials, as our library is staffed through volunteer effort.

 

The Manitowoc County Historical Society has available or will produce photographic materials suitable for reproduction in black and white or color of the objects in its collections.  View our Reproduction Policy. 

 
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Online Research Requests

Are you not able make an appointment to visit our archives? You can submit a written research request. Research requests may take as long as 4 weeks to complete. Please plan accordingly.

You can fill in the form below to ask our research volunteers a question. Please give as much detail as possible to assist our volunteers in fufilling your request.

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By submitting my research request to the Manitowoc County Historical Society, I understand my request will be reviewed by MCHS research volunteers. My request may take between 2 to 4 weeks to complete. While MCHS does not charge for research requests, donations are extremely important as the Society works to continue preserving our stories for generations to come. Donations may be made on the MCHS website at https://www.manitowoccountyhistory.org/archives-donations. *
 
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Make A Monetary Donation

Please note that while we do not charge for research requests, donations are extremely important as we work to continue preserving our stories for generations to come.