We have over 2200 photos of historic Waunakee in our digital collection.
Search Waunakee newspapers from 1896-2006 through NewspaperArchive.com.
Take a historic walking tour of Waunakee created by Waunakee High School students. To begin, click here.
Watch a fascinating video about Waunakee's immigration stories.
Through a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, WPL interviewed community members about where their families originated, how they came to the United States, and how they became part of Waunakee.
Michael Simon Family of Builders: History and Recollections
View a digital copy of the book to learn more about the history of Simon Builders.
Dane County Plat Maps: Note: the village of Waunakee is located within Westport township
Westport Township 1861 (Waunakee was not a village until 1871, but "LESTER P.O." includes the area of present-day Waunakee)
Westport Township 1873 (click top left section to zoom in)
Westport Township 1911 (see index for photographs of Dane county schoolhouses and list of merchants in 1911)
Historic Waunakee Books in UW Digital Collections
Envision the Past is a collection of free online books, articles and maps about the early history of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.