Traveling Exhibit: Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin
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. Runs January 31 to February 24, 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.