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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

Featured Exhibits

Life Captured on Glass:  Highlights from the Glass Plate Negative Collections

Before plastic film and digital storage, glass was used to capture images. Visit the History Center and see a selection of glass plate negatives and their printed images from the Research Center and Archives Collection. Also on exhibit will be our 1908 studio camera and a selection of equipment used for taking glass negatives.  Through April 2018.

The Zinn Dollhouse

This 27 room dollhouse was built over several decades by the Zinn family of Milwaukee.  Lorna Zinn resided near Holy Hill for many years and eventually donated the dollhouse to the West Bend Gallery of Fine Art.  In 2012, the dollhouse found a new home at the Old Courthouse Museum.  After nearly a year of restoration work, the dollhouse exhibit opened to the public in 2013.  It is decorated for Christmas each year and changing house scavenger hunts are available for those in search of a challenge.

Old Jailhouse Museum

Built in 1886, this “escape proof” was truly a Jail House.  It not only housed prisoners, but the sheriff and his family were required to reside in the residence portion of the house.  The sheriff’s office was also located inside the house.  The Jail has been restored to represent the 1930-1950s era.  It was used as the County Jail until 1962.