Historical Research

Local History Room

Our local history room contains:

  • Columbus High School yearbooks dating from 1901 to present day
  • Fall River High School yearbooks dating from the 1950s to present day
  • Plat maps for Columbia, Dodge and Dane Counties
  • Historical records of Columbia, Dodge and Dane Counties
  • Additional assorted records pertaining to the history of the area


Our machine allows patrons to view, save and print microfilm documents. We have a collection of microfilms to view including:

  • The Columbus Democrat dating from 1868 to 1937
  • The Weekly Journal from 1861 to 1864
  • The Columbus Journal Republican dating from 1855 to 2002
  • The Columbus Journal dating from 2002 to 2014
  • Hillside Cemetery Records from 1987
  • Census Records from 1905
  • The Union Banner from 1862

Columbus Historical Society

The Columbus WI Area Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the past and keeping it alive for future generations by preserving, celebrating and sharing Columbus-area history.

They can be contacted at info [at] columbuswiareahistory.com.