"Experience living history in Berlin Wisconsin"

Founded in 1848

Welcome

The Berlin Area Historical Society is a fully recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institute dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Berlin area.

Currently the Society owns and operates four museum buildings.

The Museum of Local History is located at 111 S. Adams Ave and…Read More…

Berlin History

The City of Berlin straddles the Fox River for several miles. Founded in 1847 by Nathan Strong, its natural resources and location on the river contributed to its rapid growth. Strong and his colleagues were part of the Fourierite movement located in Ceresco (later the City of Ripon).

Disenchanted with the movement Strong decided to strike out on his own and establish a new settlement. By 1850 there were 250 residents, most coming from the New England states… Read more…

Our Events

Oakwood Cemetery Ghost Walk:
Make plans now to attend the 14th annual Berlin Area Historical Society Ghost Walk, Corpus Juris – A Post Mortem Examination of Berlin’s ‘Bodies of Law’…Read More…

Inspiration Wall:
A joint project with the Berlin School System and the Berlin Area Historical Society is in its 4th year…Read more…

Walking Tours:
Walking Tour – Green
Walking Tour – Red

Ivan Doty…

Multi Media Bar

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Robert Wright

Nominated in 2015.Robert Wright was a member of one of the early families of Berlin, the...

Christine Stark Christopherson

Christine Stark Christepherson graduated from Berlin High School in 1975. She went on to...

Benjamin Harold Seaman

Nominated in 2015. After graduation from Berlin High School in 1936, Ben Seaman was...

Rolf A. Peterson, PhD

Nominated 2014 Rolf Peterson graduated from Berlin High School in 1957. Not having an...

David Charles Good, M.D.

Nominated 2014 David C. Good graduated from Berlin High School in 1966. He received his...