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Thank you for your Interest in researching with us at the Sikora Family Archive operated by the Shawano County Historical Society.


We’ve been preserving Shawano County history since our founding in 1941. Since the early 2000’s we’re using PastPerfect Museum Software to accession donated collections through electronic means. Our electronic collections include 1000’s of objects, images, and other materials which can be accessed through the link listed below. Information about our collections which is not documented electronically can be accessed by completing the request form found below.

Explore our growing online catalog.

Research Requests



If you plan to visit our Archives, please contact our office at 715-526-3323 to schedule an appointment during our regularly scheduled year-round hours. There is no charge to members for this service, but an admission fee of $10/day will apply for non-members. Related charges will apply to all researchers.

Mondays 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you are unable to come during our regular hours, we will do our best to schedule another time that works for you. Onsite research time by appointment outside our regular hours
is $20 per hour for members and non-members.


Remote Assistance

If you are unable to visit us, we can still help. Complete our online research request form telling us what you would like to find out. Please provide detailed information about what you already know, along with specific information detailing the scope of your query including names, dates, locations, etc.


Service Fees

There is a $20 charge for non-members to initiate a preliminary search. The search will begin after receipt of initial payment and covers search time, regardless of whether the search is successful. Staff will spend up to 60 minutes per request and will contact you with what they find. If the cost will exceed $20, we will provide an estimate of the additional cost and prepayment will be requested before proceeding.


Related Charges:

Photocopies: 25¢ per page (letter size) plus a $5.00 processing fee
Photoprints Varies by size:  starting at 5×7=$5, 8×10=$10, 11×17=$20
Scanned Images: $ 5.00
Postage: Est. of actual cost

Research / Archival Material Request

We’ve been archiving materials since the 1940’s so all records are not electronic. Please fill in the form below to request materials that can’t be found through the electronic catalog. Please allow 1-3 weeks for the archive director to respond.

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