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Portage Historical Society (CE)

Society Information
804 Macfarlane Rd.
PO Box 727
Portage, WI, 53901
Web site:

Society President
Margaret Amend
W7424 Swan Cove Lane.
Pardeeville, WI, 53954
Phone: 608-429-9214
* Museum at the Portage
Margaret Amend
804 Macfarlane Road, Portage, 53901
Phone: 608-742-6682
Open April,May,September and October Thursday -Saturday 1-4 PM
Open June through August Tuesday-Saturday 1-4 PM
The Museum was a gift to the City of Portage by the husband of Pulitzer Prize author Zona Gale. Her study is maintained in its original style and condition. We provide a series of exhibits pertaining to Portage history, including the Fox-Wisconsin River, Portage railroad memorabilia, the Portage Canal. and many other general exhibits distributed over two floors. The main floor is handicap accessible; no admittance fee is charged!


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