Research Library

The Eagle Historical Society maintains a research library and archives at the Eagle Historical Society Museum, located at 217 Main Street, Eagle, WI 53119.

The collection focuses on all aspects of the history of Eagle and its citizens, businesses, and churches.  Material does not circulate but photocopying is available at the discretion of museum staff. Laptop computers are allowed.

Our collection includes the following;

1. Extensive Historic Files on Eagle Families
          A. Book – History of Waukesha County
          B. Book – Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County
          C. Book – Prairie Farmers Home Directory – 1928
          D. Book – Rural Directory – 1918-1923
2. Selected Family Genealogies -Vertical File
3. Local Obituaries
4. Cemetery Records-Jericho, Little Prairie, Melendy’s Prairie, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Old St. Theresa’s, St. Theresa’s-Oak Knoll
5. Waukesha Freeman Obituaries-1859-1920
6. Local Weddings, Birth and Military Service Records
7. Book -Index to Waukesha County Marriages -1846-1907
8. Plat Maps 1940-1957, Plat Books 1873, 1891, Others
9. Eagle Quill Newspaper 1898-1950. STAFF WILL DO LOOKUPS
10. Photos of Eagle: Places and People. Actual Photos, Digitized
11. Local Business History and Ledgers
12. School History and Class Photos
13. Church History – Eagle Methodist and St Theresa Catholic
14. General Information of Area
15. Extensive File of Eagle Artifact Documents
16. Village and Town Government Records
          A. Village-1912 to Present
          B. Town -1925 to Present
17. Eagle News Column-1897 to Present
18. Book: Yesterday in Little Prairie 1874-1919. 3 Volumes
19. Yearbooks
          A. The Megaphone, Waukesha High School.1941, ’42,’43
          B. Minneiska, Whitewater State Teachers’ College 1929
20. Local Telephone Directories

Before visiting the Museum, download the Genealogy or Research Request Form below and bring it with you.

Eagle Genealogy Request Form

Eagle Research-Request-Form