Explore opportunities to discover your past. In-class and adult traveling programs are available at low cost. School and adult groups can experience the museums on a guided tour. Boy Scout and Girl Scout Museum Visits and Programs,
and home school classes help children learn about history the fun way.
Contact Tori to schedule a visit or discovery box at email@example.com or (262) 335-4678
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Learn about history using the real thing! Classes feature touchable artifacts, a tour of related museum exhibits, crafts and projects, special presenters, at-home activities, off-site trips, and more. Recommended for ages 8-11.
Due to staffing changes, the Homeschool program is currently on hold. Please watch for updates!
Every Kid in a Museum Initiative
EVERY KID IN A MUSEUM INITIATIVE
The History Center Washington County has partnered with Washington County Retired Educators Association to create Every Kid in a Museum for the 2016-2017 school year.
This initiative gives all 2nd graders in Washington County, Wisconsin the opportunity to see, touch, hear, and even smell their local history at the Old Courthouse and Old Jailhouse Museums in West Bend.
Participation in Every Kid in a Museum is free for schools and districts, as well as Washington County home school families. Also, classroom teachers can schedule a free 30 minute in-class presentation, “Go On an Adventure…to the past,” that reminds students of this amazing opportunity and shares highlights of Washington County history.
If you are a Washington County 2nd grade teacher and have questions, or are a home school family with a 2nd grade learner and wish to participate contact Tori Pagel at email@example.com or (262) 335-4678.
SUMMER EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
Open to college freshmen and sophomores, this internship gives budding museum professionals a taste of giving tours and developing youth and adult programs, as well as learning how museums work behind the scenes.
The intern will receive a stipend from the Jeanne Kreilkamp Fund.
Click below for the internship description and application.