Elcho Historical Society, Inc.


Elcho Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 2018,
so your donation will qualify as tax deductible for income tax purposes.


Our purpose will be to promote our community as a place that is wonderful, pleasant, and industrious, by way of bringing to the forefront of the public's mind, our history of being a place for entrepreneurs and hard-working people. We want to collect and preserve artifacts that pertain to our past and also to collect and preserve documents and photographs of our history to keep it alive. We want to remember the hard-working people that helped create and improve our town so that the dust of history doesn't obscure their lives from our memory. Finally we would like to acquire and preserve a historic building in town to house our museum.


Elcho Historical Society, Inc. (EHSI) is a community-based organization with a collaborative and dedicated mission in collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Elcho and our surrounding communities.


The vision of Elcho Historical Society, Inc. (EHSI) and the Museum is to commemorate our shared history by connecting individuals and communities to enrich, impact, and inspire future generations to support local history and historic preservation.


Monthly on the 2nd Thursday
Meetings are held at the Elcho Town Hall and begin at 7:00 pm.

Elcho Historical Society, Inc. Officers:
President - Bear Wheeler
Vice President - Carole Schauer
Secretary - Kate Kelly
Treasurer - Greg Mejak

Elcho Historical Society, Inc. Directors:
Bill Ahrens
Connie Hubatch
Suzie Rabideau
Eric Rusch
Otto Tiegs


Please contact:

Bear (Shane) Wheeler 715-216-1316 or

Greg Mejak 773-619-0848

Individual Member (one year) $25.00

Individual Member(6 mos. or less) $15.00

Individual Member (three years) $50.00

Family Membership (one year) $30.00*

Family Membership (three years) 70.00*
*Please list all members to be included in family membership

Jr. Historian (one year-17 years & under, non-voting) $3.00

Business/Professional (one year) $100.00

Life membership (per person) $250.00

Life membership - business $750.00

Students in the 4th grade may have a free membership

Make Checks payable to:
Elcho Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 412
Elcho, WI 54428
Please include address, phone number, and e-mail.

Thank you so much for your time and effort to help us educate the public about our history and those who made our community what it is today.