Pirates are Invading the Waukesha County Museum!

Avast all ye landlubbers!  The 6th annual Night at the Museum event begins again in October, and this year’s theme is “Quest for the Treasured Water.”  Families of all ages can enjoy this non-scary guided adventure through the museum to get clues from pirates and other historic figures to solve the mystery of the missing spring water!  Join us Fridays and Saturdays in October (Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25) between 5:30 and 8:30pm for a 40 minute guided tour.  Tours begin every 15 minutes, and there are crafts, games and a movie to enjoy while you wait for your adventure to begin!  Tickets are $5 per person (children under 2 are free) and are sold at the door.  Click Night at the Museum Event Flyer to download all the information on this fun family event.  Welcome aboard, pirate crew!

New Exhibit Opens November 13, 2014! “A Building for the Ages”

Discover the hidden secrets of the museum building, formally the courthouse and jail for Waukesha County. Discover artifacts from the jail, judge’s chambers, law library, and more! See behind the scenes of the original 1893 courtroom space, and the centerpiece of the exhibit, 9 foot tall Lady Justice statue which once sat on the tower of the building.


Les Paul: The Wizard of Waukesha

Located in the historic downtown district of Waukesha, Wisconsin, the the hometown of famous music legend Les Paul. No other location in the world could be a better fit to present this tribute to Les Paul and create such a strong connection between Wisconsin and world-class talent.  See Les’ personal guitars, tribute jackets, recording equipment, trophies and awards, and much more!  Enjoy viewing Les perform throughout his career, including several clips with Mary Ford.  Play examples of his guitar inventions, and even touch Les Paul’s handprints!



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