(262) 335-4678

Old Courthouse
& Jail Museums

Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

St. Agnes Historic Site
By Appointment Only

Upcoming Events

Sep
7
Wed
Traveling Exhibit: Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity @ Old Courthouse Museum
Sep 7 – Oct 7 all-day

The History Center of Washington County is please to present a second traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.  This traveling photo exhibit  features photos and information about the military mascots that are a large source of pride and morale for our troops.

Exhibit provided courtesy of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.  Funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Free with regular admission.

Special thanks to:

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WHC

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

Oct
5
Wed
Milwaukee Landmarks Bus Trip 2016 @ Begins at the Old Courthouse Museum
Oct 5 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Milwaukee Landmarks Bus Trip 2016 @ Begins at the Old Courthouse Museum  | West Bend | Wisconsin | United States

9/15/2016: This event is almost full. Please contact Jessica at The History Center Washington County to check availability.(262) 335-4678 x117 or education@historyisfun.com. Thank you!

Sit back and relax during the East Side Step-On Tour. After lunch at Miss Katie’s Diner, visit the Milwaukee Public Museum and experience the new additions to the beloved “Streets of Old Milwaukee.” End at Clock Shadow Creamery to sample old European cheese.

$55/person. Includes: motor coach, lunch, admission fees. Two pick-up/drop-offs: West Bend and Richfield.

Limited space available!

Register ONLINE, click “Tickets.”

Register IN PERSON at the Old Courthouse Museum, 320 S 5th Ave (cash, check, credit card).

Register BY PHONE with a credit card call (262) 335-4678.

To register by mail, download a registration sheet and mail with payment.

Oct
12
Wed
7:00PM Imprisoned Spirits: Paranormal Museum Tour @ Old Courthouse Museum
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

HauntedMuseumsTourAre the Old Washington County Courthouse and Old Jailhouse in West Bend haunted? Visit areas in both Museums where bizarre and unsettling phenomena have been experienced.

90-minute guided walking tours leave promptly at 7:00pm and at 8:30pm. Meet in front of Old Courthouse Museum 15 minutes before tour time. 320 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095

$8.00/WCHS member, $12.00/non-member. Advance registration only.

Not recommended for children under 12 due to adult themes. Contact Jessica education@historyisfun.com or (262) 335-4678.

8:00PM Imprisoned Spirits: Paranormal Museum Tour @ Old Courthouse Museum
Oct 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

HauntedMuseumsTourAre the Old Washington County Courthouse and Old Jailhouse in West Bend haunted? Visit areas in both Museums where bizarre and unsettling phenomena have been experienced.

90-minute guided walking tours leave promptly at 7:00pm and at 8:30pm. Meet in front of Old Courthouse Museum 15 minutes before tour time. 320 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095

$8.00/WCHS member, $12.00/non-member. Advance registration only.

Not recommended for children under 12 due to adult themes. Contact Jessica education@historyisfun.com or (262) 335-4678.

Nov
3
Thu
Comic Books as History Books @ Old Courthouse Museum
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

ComicBooksasHistoryBooksNov2016Comic books and their characters are more then entertainment! Characters might have super powers or ailments, but the circumstances and situations they encounter often mirror current events.

Comic fanatic and local author J. Nathan Couch will uncover just how these products of popular culture have reflected our hopes and fears.

$5/WCHS member, $8/non-member, payable at the door. FREE comic book to the first 15 people.

Presented by The History Center Washington County. Co-sponsored by Crimson Cowl Comic Books and Collectibles.

Nov
11
Fri
Veterans Day Free Old Courthouse Museum Admission @ Old Courthouse Museum
Nov 11 all-day
Veterans Day Free Old Courthouse Museum Admission @ Old Courthouse Museum

Join us to commemorate our veterans, past and present.

The Old Courthouse Museum will be open for free 11:00am-5:00pm, after the service on the Veterans Plaza on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Old Jailhouse Museum tours available for a fee.

Nov
15
Tue
Annual Membership Meeting
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Annual Membership Meeting

Join members for a report on Historical Society and review of 2016 activities.

Nov
24
Thu
CLOSED: Museums and Research Center @ Old Courthouse Museum
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day
CLOSED: Museums and Research Center @ Old Courthouse Museum

The Museums and Research Center will be closed November 24th and 25th.  The Old Courthouse Museum will reopen on Saturday November 26th.

Dec
8
Thu
Art of Victorian Hair Work and Demonstration @ Old Courthouse Museum
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Art of Victorian Hair Work and Demonstration @ Old Courthouse Museum

Join The History Center’s Curator of Education, Jessica Sawinski Couch, as she explores the history, symbolism, and techniques of this sentimental and curious art. The program concludes with a demonstration of table-worked hair.

Program is free with Museum admission.

Dec
23
Fri
CLOSED: Museums and Research Center @ Old Courthouse Museum
Dec 23 – Dec 24 all-day
CLOSED:  Museums and Research Center @ Old Courthouse Museum | West Bend | Wisconsin | United States

The Museums and Research Center will be closed for the holidays.

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