SUMMER CONSTRUCTION HOURS
Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PLUS – stop in every Saturday for one of our FREE Special Events!
No reservations required.
The perfect stop to or from the Waukesha Farmer’s Market!
Saturday, August 20th: Make and Take kazoo Craft
Get creative with sound, just like our own Les Paul did!
Saturday, August 27th : Create your very own wool bookmark
Learn more about woll and its integral place in Waukesha’s economy during the 19th century.
Saturday, September 3rd: Make and take wig wam
Learn about the Native American cultures of Waukesha County
Saturday, September 10th: Speaker Series
Prosit! Fox Head Brewery: Curator, Bonnie Byrd will lead a discussion looking back at this iconic brand.
Saturday, September 17th: Embroidery in the Victorian Era
Take a peak at the 19th Century’s rise of stitching and make and take an embroidery craft
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
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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