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Calumet County Historical

Society Museum

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 Free

Calumet County Historical Societyís Online Collection

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Collections from the


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

Chilton Movie 1938†

Brillion Early History†

by The Brillion Historical Society

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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††††††

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

Student Versions of Chilton Film

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

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Manorette History

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Windmill Project

By Mike Pichee

Calumet County Historical Societyís History

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CCHS Presentation for community groups

by Terry Friederichs & Mike Pichee

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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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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

Electrification of Chilton

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RootsWeb page on Calumet County

By Debie Blindauer

St Maryís Chilton Cemetary walk 6-15-2003

Bridges of Calumet County


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Looking Back

By Herb Buhl

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Photo Collection

By Herb Buhl

Short History of Calumet County & Communities

By Debbie Barany

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State Bank of Chilton Calendars

Msg Francis Heimerman


Hipke Glass Negative

Collection #1499

Beulah Griem

Collection #1226

Rick Mueller Photo

Collection #1846

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In the Sprite of by-gone days by Rod Rank and compiled by Herb Buhl #5436

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Sherwood Wide A Wake 4-H Club in the 1930's and early 40's. Other old video from Sherwood and High Cliff Park in the 50's and 60's

Sherwood Video from the late 1930ís