Dane County Historical Society


The Dane County Historical Society was incorporated as an affiliate of the State Historical Society on January 16, 1961. We’re a private, non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization. Our primary mission is education: promoting an awareness of Dane County’s rich heritage, thus aiding in its preservation. We carry out this mission through our programs and publications.

Much of the collection is now available for searching via the Dane County Historical Society website.  The Records Center is not open for walk-ins or general browsing of the collection. A complete list of resources can be found by viewing our Research and Resources. If you find a specific item in the catalog that you would like to view or learn more about, please Contact the Society.