Town’s Historical Archives

The Archives Location
Washington Island Community Center
910 Main Road
Washington Island, WI 54246

Mailing Address:
Washington Island Archives
PO Box 220
Washington Island, WI 54246

(920) 847-3072

Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM or by appointment

Steve Reiss, Archivist

Find what you are looking for by visiting, calling or e-mailing
the Washington Island Archives.


You may find:

    • Official Town of Washington records
    • School records dating back to 1887
    • Indexed copies of Door County Advocate articles about the
    • Island from 1862 to 1960s
    • Photos, maps, audio tapes and videos
    • Copies of Island publications
    • Individual files on Island families
    • Records of Island organizations, resorts, businesses and community life
    • Census and cemetery records
    • Computerized master file indexing our collection
    • A genealogy database containing thousands of records
    • Archives publications for sale (books and DVDs)



Chairman:  Richard Purinton
Vice-Chairman:  Kirby Foss
Treasurer:  Jeanie Young
Secretary:  Merrill Lundberg
Members:   Eric Greenfeldt, Judith Yamamoto, Connie Sena, Jewel Lee Grandy, Karen Jess