Renovations at the Museum: 
Our transformation has begun!


Join us in this exciting next chapter for the Waukesha County Museum – work has begun to renovate and preserve our historic courthouse complex. Our exhibits and collection have been safely stored, and we look forward to unveiling our new museum space.


Interested in learning more? Contact us:

Office hours (M-F 9:00-4:30)
262-521-2859 / info@wchsm.org



Games on the Green at Spring Park


Saturday, May 21st 10 am – 2 pm


Come play!  Try out some of our favorite historic toys and games including graces, jacks, and thaumatropes.  Kids of all ages will have a chance to make their own toy to take home as well.

Presented by the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum & Waukesha Preservation Alliance



Discovery Boxes have returned!



Check out the Education Tab for more information on how to get one of these great learning tools in the hands of your students!

 Educational Outreach

Our wonderful Docent, Richard, pictured below at a local school’s Folk Fair. He demonstrated how the language of flowers and the use of fans were a unique way to communicate without speaking during the Victorian Era.

Would you like Richard to speak to your class about this subject matter and more?

 Check out the Education Tab for more information on subject matter available, or call 262-521-2859 ext.224



We’re so thankful for our volunteers!

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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