"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:
We appreciate everyone who joined us for the event. The theme; Soldiers in Arms, Berlin Enlists,…Read More…

Inspiration Wall:
A joint project with the Berlin School System and the Berlin Area Historical Society is in its 5th year…Read more…

Walking Tours:
Walking Tour – Green
Walking Tour – Red

Ivan Doty…

Multi Media Bar

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Phillip J. Sass

Nominated 2017. A native of Milwaukee Wisconsin, Phillip Sass left his job as a food...

Stephanie Ceman

Nominated 2017. Stephanie Ceman graduated from Berlin High School in 1983. At that time...

William Michael McMonigal

Nominated 2017. W.M. “Mike” McMonigal graduated from Berlin High School in 1964. He...

Theodore (Tim) H. Fortnum

Nominated 2016. Lumberjack, Farmer, Machinist, Foundryman, Engineer, Inventor, Auto...

Mark G. Doll

Nominated 2016. Mark G. Doll graduated from Berlin High School in 1967. He earned a B.A....

Beverly Ann Biegick Keelor

Nominated 2016. Beverly Ann graduated from Berlin High School in 1948. She attended...

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