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Calumet County Historical

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Our Museum features two buildings filled with articles from around Calumet County that features things that hard working people used every day to make life just a little easier


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Calumet County Historical Societyís Online Collection

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This is a historic film the Chilton Kiwanis Club commissioned in order to show what Chilton and the surrounding areas were like in 1938. In nearly 90 minutes of film you will see people living a typical, small town life as it was lived just before World War II. It is hard to know if the Kiwanis of 1938 knew what they were doing to preserve Chilton area history, but we do know that the Kiwanis of 1999 knew what they were doing when they spent their time and money to research the people and events in the film. They then added narration to the original silent film to bring it up -to-date for VHS and DVD copies. In 2015 many of these same Kiwanis members made another important decision to allow the Calumet County Historical Society to bring this film to you by way of our Website

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Calumet County & The Civil War

by Debbie Barany

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Windmill Project

By Mike Pichee

CCHS Presentation for community groups

 

by Terry Friederichs & Mike Pichee

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Photo Collection

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Calumet County Historical Societyís History

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Manorette History

As part of Chuck Schuknechtís† history class these students over a few year created a then current sequel to the wonderful film 1938. See how things have changed from 1938, 1997,1998 and 1999

Chilton Film 1997†

Marilyn Hintz, Jill Wunrow & Kristy Mayer

Chilton Film 1998 †††

Kelly Meyer & Peggy Loose

Chilton Film 1999

Erica Rabida, Rachel Fox & Caralyn Smith††††††

Bicycle Trip Around Lake Winnebago

by Langdon Divers

 

This is a story that Langdon Divers put together of pictures from of his bicycle trips around Lake Winnebago from the early 1920ís and then revisited in the 1980ís with then current photos of some of the same places and narrated my him. Most of the video takes place in Calumet County and visits Stockbridge Harbor, Calumet County Park, High Cliff State Park and the roller coaster at Waverly Beach.

 

This video is available at the Fond du Lac Public Library and is also home to the Langdon Divers Gallery that is names in his honor

Bicycle Trip Around Lake Winnebago
Chitlon Film 1999
Chitlon Film 1998 Part 1
Chitlon Film 1998 Part 2
Chitlon Film 1997 Part 1
Chitlon Film 1997 Part 2
Chitlon Film 1997 Part 3

Chilton Movie 1938†

Student Versions of Chilton Film

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Hipke Glass Negative Collection

The History of the Calumet County Fair

 

Russell Gasch in 1984 wrote a great report on the history of the Calumet County Fair with wonderful details back to 1856.

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Brillion Early History†

by The Brillion Historical Society

 

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This is a slide show of a collection of documents and photos that we have on the Electrification of Chilton and some background history of Wisconsin Public Service

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Electrification of Chilton