You can make a difference
Thank you for your interest in donating an artifact, document, or making a financial contribution to the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society. It is through the generosity of individuals like you that we are able to grow our collections, fund our museum and plan quality programs.
You can donate online or contact us about other options to make a financial contribution.
Artifacts or Documents
Please take some time to review our Collection Policy to understand our mission and collection guidelines. If you have artifacts or documents that you would like to donate you will first be asked to fill out a donation application describing your proposed donation and email or mail it back to the Winnebago County Historical Society.
ATTN Collections Committee
234 Church Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Once the form is received, your proposed donation will be reviewed by our collections committee based on its relevance to Winnebago County and our organization’s mission and vision. We do not accept items that are dropped off at our museum doorstep. You will be contacted regarding the decision of the collections committee.
The work of our society can only be sustained with your continued support. Here are some options available to help continue this work. Read about our funds with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and choose which one you would like to donate to.
Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society Fund
This fund is used to support numerous areas including educational programs and events, support and maintain the Society Collection, placement and designation of historic markers, the preservation of historical records, photos, artifacts and archival materials, historic library maintenance and restoration, provide financial support to efforts of neighboring local historical societies and organizations in Winnebago County.
The Morgan House Historical Preservation Fund
Funds in this account are exclusively used for the maintenance and preservation of the Historic Morgan House property. In 2018 we will need to replace the driveway and start the process to plan for a new roof on Morgan House in the near future. Also included here is general repairs and maintenance to the house museum, carriage house and grounds.
The Constance Misky Endowment Fund
This fund was created by the estate of Constance Misky when the property ownership was transferred to the historical society in the 1980s. Use of this fund is exclusive to maintain the landscape of the Morgan House grounds. WCHAS is working with the Winnebago County Master Gardeners Association to include historic gardens that will both beautify and educate visitors.
If you enjoy learning about our local history and are inspired to support the work to preserve our local history, you can contribute to any of these three funds.
Clarence J. Jungwirth Scholarship Fund
The WCHAS is very proud to announce the inception of the Clarence “Inky” Jungwirth Scholarship Fund. Clarence was a scholar of local history and authored several books about Oshkosh and Winnebago County. When Clarence passed away last year, the WCHAS was named as a beneficiary in his memorial fund. We know that Clarence appreciated education and enjoyed opportunities to share his stories about local history with youth of the Oshkosh area. To honor his legacy, the WCHAS board of directors decided to use the memorial funds to initiate a scholarship in his name. Each year, one student in grades 6-12 and one student in higher education will be awarded dollars to support a historical project they completing. Recipients must live in Winnebago County to qualify. We are accepting donations toward the scholarship fund through the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Oshkosh was very fortunate to have Clarence as a lifelong citizen and we are proud to have the opportunity to honor him in a cause that was close to his heart.
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The Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.