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Office & Archives

The PCHA office and research archives are located in the former Lawrence Photography Studio and home in Ellsworth, on Main Street across from the courthouse. The facility, staffed by volunteers, is open to anyone needing help with county history or related research. Our non-circulating library includes books on county and community history, genealogy, biography, and immigration, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Midwestern history.

Our print and photographic files cover the people, places, events, institutions, organizations, and businesses of our county. We also house county plat maps, cemetery indexes, select tract records, personal manuscripts and artifacts, and copies of assorted obituaries and newspaper announcements. PCHA publications as well as a number of other books written by Pierce County authors are available for purchase.

Photocopies of non-restricted materials are available at 25 cents per page.

We welcome donations of family letters, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, postcards, vintage clothing and jewelry, and school, business, government, and military records. Facsimiles or copies of such items are also welcomed. We can make copies and return the originals if you would like to share, but not donate. Donors should call the office to arrange for item evaluation.

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 148, Ellsworth, WI 54011
Phone: 715-273-0118
Hours: Office hours at the Lawrence building are Monday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm or by appointment. We have no public restroom.

The store front is currently inactive - no orders shall be fulfilled.