Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center Area Research Center
History Center and Archives
Notice: Facility Temporarily Closed During Shutdown
The History Center & Archives at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is closed temporarily due to the 2013 federal government partial shutdown. The History Center & Archives will reopen once funding is restored.
It is unknown how long the shutdown will last. Check this page to find more information on reopening. Once the History Center and Archives reopens, it will resume normal operating hours (Tuesday through Friday, 1 pm to 4:30 pm and by appointment).
During the shutdown period, the Archives staff have limited access to History Center and Archives collections. Nonetheless, inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and questions requiring access to collections will be answered as soon as the Visitor Center reopens.
The History Center and Archives
The History Center and Archives is a general service center for those interested in the history of Wisconsin and the Lake Superior Region of Ashland, Bayfield, Forest, Iron, Oneida, Price, Sawyer, and Vilas counties. Manuscript collections, local government records, microfilmed newspapers, local history books, and genealogical records are available at the History Center and Archives.
The History Center is part of a statewide network of Area Research Centers and is managed by the Society's Library-Archives Division.
Located at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wisconsin. The Visitor Center is a multi-use educational and tourism information center located at the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and County Road G, two miles west of Ashland. The NGLVC is managed through a partnership of federal and state agencies, including U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wisconsin Historical Society, and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
The History Center and Archives provides research materials for visitors doing genealogical, legal, scholarly and general research on the eight county area represented in the archives. We also provide technical assistance and advice to local historical societies regarding collections care and preservation.
The History Center and Archives: open Tuesday through Friday, 1 pm to 4:30 pm, and by appointment.
The History Center and Archives serves eight counties in northern Wisconsin: Ashland, Bayfield, Forest, Iron, Oneida, Price, Sawyer, and Vilas.
Linda Mittlestadt, Archivist
Pamela Ekholm, Assistant
How to contact us
History Center & Archives
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
29270 County Highway G
Ashland WI 54806-9339
email at email@example.com