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Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center Area Research Center

History Center and Archives

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.

Location
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.

Services
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.

Hours
The History Center and Archives: open Tuesday through Friday, 1 pm to 4:30 pm, and by appointment.

Region Served
The History Center and Archives serves eight counties in northern Wisconsin: Ashland, Bayfield, Forest, Iron, Oneida, Price, Sawyer, and Vilas.

Staff
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

Telephone: 715-685-2647
Fax: 715-685-2680
email at whsnorthwoods@wisconsinhistory.org


 

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