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Phone: 608-339-7733


Adams County Historical Society
P.O. Box 264
Friendship, WI, 53934

21 Responses to Contact

  1. Donald Genrich

    I’m interested in the history of Duck Creek, dredging, creating channels, where it originally flowed-maps, any advice or help as to where to look?

    • admin

      I don’t think the historical society has any information on the Duck Creek dredging, etc. Unless someone has previously wrote an article about the Duck Creek story, we probably would not have anything. If it were me investigating I would start with Phil McLaughlin in the Adams County Planning & Zoning office, but I imagine you have already thought of that. If you know the dates of the dredging, etc. we could check the newspapers for possible articles.
      Harry Davis
      Adams County Historical Society

  2. Art

    Hello I am looking for the history of the Hotel Friendship. Is there info on the past of the hotel?

    • admin

      Yes, the Adams County Historical Society has information on the Friendship Hotel. Do you have some specific questions we could answer? You are welcome to drop by the Heritage Center here in Friendship, WI and we could show you what we have, or we could send you the information by e-mail or regular mail.
      thanks for your interest
      Harry Davis
      Adams County Historical Society.

  3. Sue

    I am interested in an article written by Harry Davis on the Friendship Vacationaire Company. Do you know how I can get a copy?
    Thanks, Sue

    • admin

      Send us an e-mail requesting the article on the Friendship Vacationaire. Include your mailing address and we will send a copy of the article to you.

  4. Nick Homan

    I am interested to know if the historical society has any info on Goose Lake near Oxford, WI. It is near Oxford which is in Marquette county but the lake is actually in Adams county. I am particularly interested in photo documents of any time, but especially any
    1910’s, 20’s, or 30’s. I am looking for any history during the early development of the lake and prior to any organized lake association started in the 1970’s. Thank you in advance for responding to my comment.

    • admin

      Apart from Plat Maps showing its location, The Adams County Historical Society does not have any information on Goose Lake. The Oxford Library may be a good source for such information, if you haven’t already tried there.

  5. Sandy Kazubowski

    I am looking for the open hours of the Heritage Center please.

    • admin

      The Heritage Center is open from noon to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

  6. Mary Hendrickson

    I am looking for any information and pictures of victory gardens that were between N Linden and 13 (main St)

    • admin

      We do not have an immediate response to your Victory Garden request. Assuming you are referring to the the WWII period, we will make a search of the newspapers of the period for any reference.

  7. Kevin feuerhammer

    Why is 406 e.grove st in Adams historical?

    • admin

      Although this may not be what you may be looking for, 406 East Grove Street is close to the place where “Werner’s Hill” was located. Although it doesn’t even appear to be a hill now, in the 1940s and 1950s, it was a favorite winter sledding spot.

  8. Maralyn Wellauer

    My gr-grandfather’s sister, Johanna (Duras) Kratky (1830-1878) is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. I am wondering what Roman Catholic Church might she have been buried from in 1878? I would like to check their burial records to see if they have any information about her.

    • admin

      The earliest Adams County Catholic churches close to Pine Grove Cemetery would be St. Leo’s in Friendship (combined into St. Joseph’s in Adams in 1921) and St. Methodius in Pilate Knob. Both churches were erected in 1884 but were served by priests from Briggsville so it is possible that church records for 1878 were maintained in Briggsville. St. Mary’s Help of Christians Catholic Church is in Briggsville, in Marquette County. That parish may be able to help you. Good luck.

      • Maralyn Wellauer

        Thank you very much for your kind reply. I will try contacting St. Mary’s. Johanna was buried in 1878, six years before these churches were erected but they may have been served by “traveling” priests.

        I’ll give it a try.


  9. Keith Gurgall

    I am looking for a picture ( copy ) of the Roche-a-Cri school, and a picture of the students from 1914 thru 1922 when it merged with the White school.

    Thanks for any consideration,

    • admin

      A cursory look at our files did not uncover very much about Roche-a-Cri school, but we will continue to look for the information. Meanwhile, will send an article and picture about the school to you at your e-mail address.

  10. Karla Vale

    Do you have any information on my great great grandfather, Dr. Prentiss Coon?

  11. Debra Hamburg

    Could I have information on the Holiday Happening event where you sign up for a table to decorate?

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