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through the stories of Waukesha County

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The Jean Penn Loerke Memorial Fund


The Jean Penn Loerke Memorial Fund supports education programs at the historical society & museum.


Founded in 2015 by her son Pete Loerke, the fund honors the legacy of Jean Penn Loerke, historian and past director of the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum. Ms. Loerke dedicated her career to preserving and sharing history across generations. Her standard is evident today in the public outreach offered to schools and community groups, and the programs at the museum and in the research center. Additional information about the fund can be found on Facebook.

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