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History & Genealogy

The Portage District Library’s Heritage Room is a repository of historical information pertaining to the City of Portage and surrounding communities. It is also home to an ever expanding collection of genealogical reference materials. Located in the lower level of the library the Heritage Room contains numerous volumes of books, documents, photographs and artifacts relating to the area.

The room is open library hours and is staffed by a part-time local historian. The local historian’s hours do vary from week to week so please call ahead at 329-4542 ext. 608, to ensure he will be available during your visit.

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