The Dane County Historical Society is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt educational organization. Our primary mission is to promote a keener awareness of Dane County’s rich historic heritage. We carry out this mission primarily through our collection of archival documents, sponsoring special events and programs, and publications.
The Otto Schroeder Archives and Records Center is generally open for walk-ins on Mondays from 1:30-4:00 pm and by appointment. Much of the DCHS archival collection can be searched by visiting our online catalog. A complete list of resources can be found by viewing our Research and Resources. If you find something specific in our catalog that you would like to view or research, please contact the society.