"Experience Living History in Berlin"

Founded in 1848


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 three 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

Inspiration Wall:
A joint project with the Berlin School System and the Berlin Area Historical Society…Read more…

Walking Tours:
Walking Tour – Green
Walking Tour – Red

Ivan Doty…