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SUMMER CONSTRUCTION HOURS
Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

PLUS – stop in on select Saturdays for one of our FREE Special Events!

No reservations required.
The perfect stop to or from the Waukesha Farmer’s Market!

 

Saturday, September 17th  

Research Center 101: Property Research
Join our lead researchers to learn about what resources we have in our library and archive, and how to best use them.

We’ll pay particular attention to resources for property research including: Plat Maps, City Directories, and Genealogy Records.


 

Saturday, September 24th: 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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