The Manitowoc County Historical Society has received a mini-grant from the Wisconsin Historical


The Manitowoc County Historical Society has received a mini-grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History are pleased to announce that 18 affiliated local historical societies received a total of $10,433.99 through the 2024 mini-grant program. Funding for the mini-grant program is supported by an endowment managed by the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, which supports local history and education programs across the state of Wisconsin. The Manitowoc County Historical Society has received a mini-grant to support the museum's Past Perfect Web Edition project. 

Upgrading to an online Past Perfect Museum software will allow for staff and volunteers at the Historical Society to have better access to not only the objects in the museum's collection but also the data and background of the items. 

This year's affiliate mini-grant program focused on projects and activities that strengthen a local organization's ability to preserve historical collections and manage those collections and other resources. The projects supported in part by the mini-grant program are an important part of the work done by local organizations to help collect and preserve our state's history at the community level.

The Wisconsin Historical Society's Outreach program provides support and educational opportunities to local history groups throughout the state. The Wisconsin Historical Society also partners with the Wisconsin Council for Local History, a non-profit organization consisting of all historical organizations affiliated with the State Society that promotes communication and cooperation among local history groups. 

For more information about the mini-grant program, contact Director of Outreach Janet Seymour at (715) 836-2250,

About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most attractive, and most diversified sate historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs, and services. For more information, visit

About the Manitowoc County Historical Society
Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a museum of living history. This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village - a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County's early settlers. 
Pinecrest Historical Village began in 1970 with a land donation from the Hugo and Eleanor Vetting family.  The Village has grown to represent a reproduction of a small Wisconsin community during the early 1900s. The buildings form the commercial, social, and political core of a town and they represent several architectural styles of Wisconsin's history. The furnishings, items, and tools in the various buildings used by the Pinecrest Village interpreters are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions. 

For more information on the Manitowoc County Historical Society, contact the museum at (920) 684-4445 or