arch on tower and broadway
Circa 1920
The Arch on Tower Avenue
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dchs building front and back
Our Backyard
We love murals!
various exhibits at dchs
1101 John Avenue
DCHS Exhibits
action photos at dchs uso show
Music and Entertainment
History Theatre at the DCHS
parade on tower avenue circa 1930
CIrca 1930
Tower Avenue Parade
st james hotel in south superior
St James Hotel
Tower & Central

About Us

Established in 1854, the Douglas County Historical Society serves Superior, WI and Douglas County. Our mission is preserving the history of Douglas County and sharing our stories. Click below to read more about our professional staff, current board of trustees, and more.

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Stay up-to-date as to what is going on at the DCHS by following our Events Calendar. There you’ll find everything from new exhibits, theatrical shows, educational speakers, and presentations.

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Our dedicated volunteers are available to do research tailored to the needs of your search or project. If you are interested in having some research done, please click the Read More link below to access our Archive Request Form.

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DCHS membership entitles you to a quarterly newsletter, a 10% discount in the museum gift shop and 20% discount off admission to historical sites owned by the Wisconsin State Historical Society in the month of June.

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Some of our Functions

he Douglas County Historical Society has as one of our goals the interpretation of history through musical, theater, and various other presentations. Please watch our ever changing calendar of events to see what we have scheduled in this vein. Members of the DCHS receive special consideration when it comes to seating and tickets for events. For more on that please see our Membership page.

Events List

Telling Stories is our Specialty


"Preserving the history of Douglas County and sharing our stories"

Our vision is to be the premier sustainable local history public resource


  • Explore Partnership Opportunities
  • Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan
  • Develop and Implement a Fund Development Plan
  • Optimize the Collection to Best Serve Our Community
  • Enhance Community Perception and History Education Opportunities

Our Business Level Sponsors

Our sponsors make achieving our mission possible
City of Superior
Douglas County