Be a History Backer!
For a century, the Antiquarians saved our rich heritage from the auction block, preserved precious artifacts, and contributed to museum initiatives. Antiquarian grants restore important artifacts, supplement collections, and prevent community treasures from leaving the community. Visit some of our extensive collection – all displayed at local museums, schools, and financial institutions – online.
Pictured is one of four paintings by Howard Pyle in the "Travels of the Soul" allegory published in 1902. The paintings were first published in December issue of the Century Magazine. They were purchased by A. Wendall Kimball and donated to the Kellogg Library (Now the Brown County Library) in 1904. The Antiquarian Society, as part of the Heritage Collection purchase, saved them from leaving the community. They are now kept at the Neville Public Museum.
Members have the rare opportunity to explore our museum storehouses as they inventory our collections. In addition to working with collections and hosting activities, members actively engage in deepening their understanding of local history through study and book groups.