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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 this integral part of 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! Waukesha Breweries: Curator, Bonnie Byrd will lead a discussion of Waukesha’s Brewing History. 

 

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

 

NEW Exhibits

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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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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
262.521.2859
info@wchsm.org 

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