Portage Green Gift Certificates Certificates are purchased through the Chamber and used at participating member businesses. These can make a great gift for family, friends and employees. Portage Green can be purchased in 5, 10 and 25 dollar increments by calling the Chamber office at 608-742-6242. Click here for a complete list of current participating businesses. Participating businesses subject to change.
Portage Sesquicentennial History Book
A comprehensive, illustrated history of Portage, covering the fur trade days, Fort Winnebago, the canal, settlement, railroads, ethnic groups, businesses, churches, schools, government, military, arts, entertainment and more!
200+ pages, 400+ historical photos, maps and art, 8.5×11 page size, case-bound with color cover.
Military History Book Of Portage
A detailed history of the military service of Portage, WI residents spanning the Indian Wars through Vietnam. Particular attention is paid to Company F of the 3rd Wisconsin. The work includes images, detailed rosters, and newspaper headlines. By J. Robert Curtis
Tales of Old Portage
A collection of articles written by Dorothy McCarthy as they appeared in the Portage Daily Register. Local artist Chris Dreyer applied his talent to create the cover of Dorothy’s book. His print and her book are both available at the Museum at the Portage. Proceeds go to the Portage Historical Society.
Early 1900s Photographs: A Collection of Portage Homes The Portage Historical Society proudly announces the publication of Early 1900s Photographs: A Collection of Portage Homes. This book contains period photos of 66 houses along with a description of the architectural style and information on the owners.
Also included is a table of contents, maps of four walking tours, a glossary, an index and information on Portage photographers. Proceeds go toward the Portage Historical Society.
The Little River That Could A delightful, mostly true account of the forming of the first few miles of the famous Fox River, before it got to Portage. The river, with a mind of its own, decided to flow north twice, affecting the history of Portage and the State of Wisconsin. Written by Earl Rhode, illustrated by Chris Dreyer, and edited by Michael Thompson.