Local History

Baldwin Library History Room

Our local source for local history – A great space for learning about our past.

  • books
  • manuscripts
  • cemetery records
  • issues of the Baldwin Bulletin
  • census records
  • area maps
  • photographs
  • genealogical records
  • historic magazines and books
  • files full of clippings that highlight historic places and past events.

Volunteer in the History Room

  • identify faces and places in old photos
  • assist with genealogy
  • add clippings and information to the genealogical binders.

Baldwin Area Historical Society

Meets 2nd Thursday of each month in the History Room from 4 – 5:30pm.

  • visit the Historical Society website
  • call Baldwin Area Historical Society President Leila Albert at 715-222-9485 for information and meeting dates

Become a member, make donations, join committees, or volunteer your time.

History Night at the Library

2nd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5:30pm, 
Hosted by the Baldwin Area Historical Society

Join historical society members in the history room to talk and do history.

  • ask questions about family or building history
  • look at old photos and help identify them
  • learn about the new microfilm scanner
  • look at census records newly opened to the public, etc.

For more information call Leila at: 715-222-9485

Microfilm Machine

This purchase was made possible through a generous anonymous donation and the hard work of the Friends of the Baldwin Library. 

  • Access resources much more easily 
  • view microfilm from over 100 years of the Baldwin Bulletin newspaper 
  • Search for names or topics of interest
  • adjust the size of the text or the brightness,
  • print it out or e-mail it to someone or save it to a portable device.

Make an appointment to learn or try it at the next History Night.

Baldwin Public Library
400 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 475
Baldwin, WI 54002

Phone 715-684-3813



Limited Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-4:00pm

Tues & Thurs 2:00-6:00pm

Curbside still available.

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Library Mission Statement

We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, to discover and share ideas.

We provide free and equal access to books, programs, electronic media, and other resources as well as professional guidance in finding and using them.

We offer cultural and educational experiences through opportunities for lifelong learning, spaces to connect and engage, and by fostering a love of reading and commitment to literacy.

As our town grows and changes we will continue to enrich the quality of life here by maintaining a community center that is a vibrant and welcoming place.