What year did YOU graduate from Portage High School?

Memorabilia from Portage High School will look familiar to you if you were a PHS Warrior, and even if you didn’t attend Portage Schools you’ll enjoy the exhibit and be reminded of days gone by. The Museum at the Portage has a nearly complete set of high school yearbooks that always bring smiles as we recall the band trips, football games, biology exams, prom night and much more.


Our exhibits tell our stories

Step into the past to learn about our history: the American Indians who lived here for thousands of years, the explorers who visited, the settlers who moved here in the early 1800’s, followed by the entrepreneurs who saw opportunity, and the men and women who built homes, schools, stores and churches. Most of the artifacts in our exhibits came from Portage residents who lived ordinary lives in this small town on the big river.


Brick Memorial Terrace

An opportunity to have an engraved brick paver honoring an individual, family or business. Engraved bricks will serve as a lasting tribute to those – past or present – who established Portage as a cultural center since 1854 and those who continue to serve the city.


Genealogy is fascinating, and the Museum at the Portage may be able to help you find information about your family. We have a collection of high school yearbooks, city directories, indexed scrapbooks, and more.