Big Bur Oak


The Bur Oak is the mighty tree in our backyard. Native to Wisconsin, this tree is thought to be over 200 years old and could have been growing before the house was built.  The Bur Oak was listed as a recommended deciduous tree for homeowners by the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society in 1920. If you look high in this tree you will notice wire that has been added to help bear the weight of its branches. 

Newsletter Submissions


The Outreach Committee is working hard to put together the 4th Quarter County Fare newsletter. Our quarterly publication is packed with interesting local history, program schedules and all the latest news from the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society. Our newsletter is only available to our members, so become a member today to get the great publication!

Want to contribute to the County Fare?! Send your stories & photos to us by October 19 to have them in the final issue of the newsletter for the year. You can submit them by emailing a Word Document or Google Doc to:

Membership Data

WCHAS Memberships

(Current as of 9/15/18)

Here is the breakdown of paid memberships that help support the WCHAS. All memberships (excluding Life) are renewed on an annual basis. Membership dues help the organization pay for preservation supplies, educational outreach, our scholarship fund, and many, many, many other functions of the historical society. In return, our members will receive our quarterly newsletter County Fare right to the mailbox or inbox. Visit our Membership page to learn about about the benefits of becoming an active member of the Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society.

WCHAS on Youtube


The WCHAS engages our audience through many social media platforms. Now we are streaming on Youtube (<—-Click Here). Check out some of the vintage film footage and the newest series called “Collection Chronicles” that features items added to our inventory of historical artifacts and archival material. Take a look and let us know what you think!

What would you like us to add to our Youtube channel?! Leave your suggestion in the comment section below.

New Website Launch

 WCHAS Logo - circa 1920

WCHAS Logo - circa 1920

Welcome to the new Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society Website! We are excited to be unveiling our new-and-improved look! Make sure you explore the tabs at the top to see the drop-down menus. Our new web page will try to incorporate more historical information and resources for our visitors. This will be added as more of our collections are digitized! Stay tuned, and let us know what you think!