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Visit with the Swepet family this holiday season. Enjoy their 27 room dollhouse, all decorated for Christmas! Includes a new mini exhibit titled “Souvenirs From the Swepet’s World Travels”, highlighting dollhouse artifacts from around the world!
The Museums and Research Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy eating!
Did you ever wonder how museum exhibits are made? Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Janean Van Beckum, will explain the process of exhibit creation and design from the bottom up using the Zinn Dollhouse exhibit as an example. Learn how museums decide what artifacts to accept and how exhibits are researched, designed and installed. After the program, take a self-guided tour or complete a scavenger hunt of the Zinn Dollhouse, which will be decorated for Christmas!
The Museum and Research Center offices will be CLOSED Monday, Jan. 1 and Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. We will be back on January 3rd!
Discover what your neighbors collect during the 11th annual Collection of Collectors.
Collectors share their interesting & unique passion. You’ll learn something new during this fun, informal, & FREE program.
Includes FREE admission to the Old Courthouse Museum. Museum hours are 9:00am-3:00pm.
If you have 2 of something, it’s a collection! And it doesn’t have to be old!
Want to share your collection? Contact Tori at email@example.com or (262) 335-4678 to register your collection. It’s FREE to participate and all ages of collectors are welcome!
Did you know the Great Lakes hold 20% of the Earth’s fresh water? Join us for a special showing of Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin, a traveling exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society. This 16 panel exhibit explores our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways.
Thank you for your interest in supporting The History Center of Washington County through a monetary donation. The History Center is operated by the Washington County Historical Society, a 501c3 organization. Funding from individuals is an important part of our success. Please download the form below to make a Memorial Gift, Honorarium Gift, Restricted Gift, or an Unrestricted donation. If you have questions or are interested in information on how the Society can be included in your Estate Planning, please contact Patricia Lutz at 262-335-4678 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
“We strain to listen to the ghosts and echoes of our inexpressibly wise past, and we have an obligation to maintain these places, to provide these sanctuaries, so that people may be in the presence of forces larger than those of the moment.”
— Ken Burns, Preservation Magazine January/February pg 16