About Us

The Butte des Morts Historical Preservation Society was started in 2014 by Joe and Patti Yana from Butte des Morts, and Randy Domer from Oshkosh. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate materials and information relating to the rich history of Butte des Morts, Wisconsin, which began in 1818 as a fur trading post founded by Augustin Grignon. We encourage anyone wanting to learn or share more about Butte des Morts to join us! We can be reached at BDMHPS@gmail.com.

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Society Fundraiser - Our Latest Book

Butte des Morts WI Its History and Its People

Join us on a journey into the historical mystique of the little hamlet which is today called Butte des Morts. This small town on a hill with a panoramic view holds the lore and legends of the rugged pioneers who founded it. Fur traders like Augustin Grignon saw this strategic location as a gateway to regional trade. Learn about the hotels, taverns, and even a brewery that made Butte des Morts a bustling little town with its own school and church. The rise of the community and the grit of its founders and residents is a story of the American dream which became reality.

$15.95 + $.80 tax. ($16.75)

Shipping is $4.25. Each additional book + $1.50






Society Fundraiser - Our Historic Notecards

Historic Note Cards
We've asked several local artists to sketch designs of historic Butte des Morts buildings, and we're offering their sketches as note cards. There are eight designs in total.

There are 8 cards in a pack for $5. You can order all 8 of one design or a variety package where you designate how many of each design you'd like. Shipping costs are $2.50 to mail one pack of 8 and $3.00 to mail two packs of 8.

  



Historic Sites and Event Photos

Grignon Hotel

The Augustin Grignon Hotel

Klemp Brothers Service Station and John Klemp grocery

Klemp Brothers Service Station and John Klemp grocery

The White House

The White House

The Hull House

The Hull House

Found in the wall

Found in the wall

Skeleton Bridge School

Skeleton Bridge School

Society Kick-off

Society Kick-off

Plummer Cemetery

Plummer Cemetery

Bogk Tavern

Bogk's Tavern

Bogk Tavern

Tilly's Tavern

Old School

Former Butte des Morts School

First County Seat

Butte des Morts - First County Seat in Winnebago County

First County Seat

Grignon Trading Post

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