Upcoming Events

at Leibrand-Whiteis Historical Center

Featured event:
Steam Threshing Festival
August 4, 2023 – August 6, 2023


Click Here to Visit the Advantage Archives

If you are reading this, somewhere in the present or past you have likely been a part of the community of Forest City or surrounding communities.  That means somewhere, sometime you, your family or friends have made the Forest City Summit.  The Winnebago Historical Society was proud to be able to work together with the help of our amazing supporters to be able to provide our patrons with access to the Forest City Summit newspapers in digital format from years 1871-2018.

In addition to this, we have also been able to provide the Forest City Community High School annuals dating back to 1946 and the Waldorf College annuals dating back to 1921.

On behalf of the Winnebago Historical Society, please enjoy these memories with your family and friends.

Additional Collections and Resources 

The Leibrand-Whiteis Historical Center has over 190 original written family histories.

Cemetery Records

Death Records

Country School Records with pictures

Local Church Histories with Cemetery Records

Newspaper clippings of persons, businesses, families, and organizations spanning decades for use in doing research or just for those interested in learning more about their local history.

Leibrand-Whiteis Historical Center

If you are reading this, somewhere in the present or past you have been a part of the community of Forest City or surrounding areas. That means somewhere, sometimes you, your family, or friends made the Forest City Summit.  The Winnebago Historical Society was proud to be able to work together with the help of our amazing supporters to be able to provide our patrons with access to the Forest City Summit newspapers in digital form from years 1871-2018.