The Sinsinawa Dominican Archives is the official repository for materials about the origin, history, and growth of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary and its ministries since 1847.

The Sinsinawa Dominican Collection includes
  • • Paper documents, photographs, audiotapes, films, videotapes, scrapbooks, oral histories, and paintings that provide information about the growth of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters since their founding in 1847;
  • • Records of our founder, the Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, related to his life and work—scientific instruments of the 1850s, homilies, and sacramental records of his work in the area;
  • • Historical information of the deceased members of the Congregation; and
  • • Records of students of St. Clara Academy.


Items are added to the collection based on appraisal of enduring value to the collection as a whole.

Heritage Museum at Sinsinawa Mound.

Heritage Exhibit
The heritage exhibit, "Telling Our Story," contains artifacts and photographs relevant to the history of the Congregation and is open daily.

Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP exhibit.Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, exhibit.

Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP: Tracing a Journey Exhibit
For information about the “Tracing a Journey” exhibit, click here.

Research and Services
Phone, email, and postal mail requests for research are welcome. On-site researchers are accommodated by prior arrangement with the Archives Department. Most records are available for research. Citations must be given for materials used in publications. A fee may be charged for extensive research service. Generally, research hours are Monday through Friday (except holidays), 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact us
Sinsinawa Dominicans
Archives Department
585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701
Phone (608) 748-4411, ext. 245 or ext. 852
Fax (608) 748-4491



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