Dane County Historical Society

The Dane County Historical Society was established in 1961 with the mission to preserve and promote Dane County’s history. DCHS is a membership organization that anyone can join. More about becoming a member can be found here. All donations are tax-deductible.

The Dane County Historical Society manages a small archival facility called the Otto Schroeder Archives and Records Center. Email us at danecountyhistory@gmail.com to make an appointment.

We recommend that researchers consult our online catalog before making an appointment. In some cases we may be able to copy or scan material and make it available at a small charge, in that way saving you the time and expense of making a trip to our archives.