As the weather turns cold we would like to remind visitors about our weather closure policy. If the West Bend Public School District has closed for the day, all WCHS museums will also be close. If in doubt, do not hesitate to give us a call!
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.