Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


The perfect stop to or from the Waukesha Farmer’s Market!





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Returning exhibits include:


Les Paul: Wizard of Waukesha


A Nation Divided – A County United: Waukesha in the Civil War

Galleries in the 1893 Courthouse are closed during the renovation



Museum to Go Outreach Program

We bring the museum to you!


We offer a wide range of themes, including:

Les Paul: Wizard of Waukesha         Civil War / Underground Railroad

Immigration/ Native American History

Fur Trading          Pioneer / Early Settlers

One Room Schoolhouse      Victorian Life in the Springs Era

See Museum to Go tab for more details


Contact the Education Department at 262-521-2859, ext 224

E-mail info@wchsm.org


The Jean Penn Loerke Memorial Fund

The Jean Penn Loerke Memorial Fund

The Jean Penn Loerke Memorial Fund, started by Pete Loerke, is in honor of the Wisconsin Historian and long time Waukesha County Museum Director’s remarkable career.  Please visit the Facebook page to view updates on the fund.  All proceeds from the fund go to The Waukesha County Museum where Jean Penn Loerke worked from 1972-1990.
Additional information about the fund can be found on Facebook.

To make a donation to the fund, please contact the museum directly at 262-521-2859

The Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum thanks Pete Loerke!

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9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.