Easter Holiday Hours
The Museums and Research Center will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Sunday April 20, 2014. The Old Courthouse Museum only, will be open on Saturday April 19.
Centuries of Architecture Tour
Saturday, June 21, 2014 1 pm – 5 pm
Tickets Available starting May 26, 2014!
A Self-Guided Tour of 6 Unique Washington County Buildings. 2014 will highlight Jackson and West Bend areas. Purchase of a Ticket includes Guide Book and Map.
Advance Purchase $20 Non-Members /$18 Members. Day of Event – $25 non-members. Tour the Old Courthouse and Jail (Free) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. . Tickets available at the Old Courthouse Museum, 320 S. 5th Ave., West Bend. www.historyisfun.com or 262-335-4678 for more information.
Rain or Shine – Sorry No Strollers. Some Buildings may not be handicapped accessible. Please contact the Society for more information.
Washington County Historical Society, Inc.
The Society traces its roots to the winter of 1873-74 when the Old Setters’ Club was established at the Washington House in West Bend, Wisconsin. Over the last century our collections have grown to number thousands of artifacts, photographs, and documents housed in three unique museums and one historic site.
The Washington County Historical society operates four distinct museums that tell the unique history of Washington County. Over 30,000 artifacts are part of the varied collections that tell the story of a community that harmoniously blended rural living and the industrial age.
Throughout the year, the Washington County Historical Society offers a wide range of family orientated programs.
Make your event memorable by holding it in our beautifully restored 1889 Courtroom. From weddings and birthdays to holiday parties the Courtroom is a beautiful and unique site for your event.