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Publications available from the Historical Society


Winneconne, 1849-1949 : the history and anecdotes of a typical Wisconsin Community by Daisy Rogers

   Commissioned in 1949 by the Winneconne Business Men's Association this is the first written history of Winneconne.  It has recently been reprinted by the historical society because of the wealth of personal reminiscences in the book


Winneconne : history's crossing place by Michael Goc and Geraldine Driscoll

   The only other written history of Winneconne, this book was published in 1987, it was published to coincide with the village's centennial.  Along with the many historical facts it has maps and photos, business directories and census figures.


A tradition of excellence edited by Polly Zimmerman

   A history of the Winneconne school district, the books was compiled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class from Winneconne High School.  It includes pictures and stories of all of the one-room school houses that had been part of the Winneconne district as well as the village schools.


Winneconne High School Alumni Directory, 1896-1996

   To accompany A tradition of excellence, this directory was compiled of all alumni of the Winneconne High School.  Married names and addresses are a major feature.


We like it where by Polly Zimmerman

  Published in 1997 by New Past Press this chronicles the beginning of the "Sovereign State" of Winneconne. 


Railroad Days in Winneconne by Marge and John Eid

   The newest book from the Historical Society this was released in 2005.  As with many towns, the railroad played a big part in the history of Winneconne.


The Children's Country Home, 1929-1943, & the Lake Winneconne Park, 2005 by Marge Eid.

   In 2005 the village took possession of the County Park that is situated with the village limits.  To commemorate this event this history was written to tell the beginnings of the park.  The land was originally purchased to house the Children's Country Home being bought by the County in 1943. 


Steamboats on the Fox River by D.C. Mitchell

  While the Historical Society had no part in this publication it is relevant to the village because of the newest addition to the Historical Society Museum Complex, the Steamboat house.


These books can be purchased by sending a check or money order payable to the Winneconne Historical Society for the cost of the book plus $3.00 shipping and handling (an additional $1.00 for each additional title) to

Winneconne Historical Society

721 Elm St

Winneconne, WI   54986


The Winneconne Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is

an affiliate of the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Council of Local History

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