Berlin Museums of Local History
111 S. Adams Ave.
Berlin, WI 54923
Bobbie Erdmann email@example.com
Tel. #: 920-361-2460
Berlin Museums of Local History will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary on May 20th with displays in the Chamber of Commerce windowns downtown.
Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society - Dean House
4718 Monona Dr.
Ann Waidelich firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 608-249-7920
Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society will be offering an open house and tours of the Nathaniel Dean House, an 1856 Victorian farm house, Sunday May 12, 2-4 pm. Freewill donation to event.
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
700 N. 12th St.
Wausau, WI 54403-5007
Amy Beck (Marketing & Communications Manager)
Tel. #: 715-845-7010
Fax. #: 715-845-7103
The Leigh Yawkey Art Museum has free admission year-round.
Madison Children's Museum
100 N. Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703
Amy Merts email@example.com
Tel. #: 608-256-6445
Fax #: 608-268-1398
The Madison Children's Museum will offer free admission for Wisconsin museum staff and volunteers, May 12 - 20 (bring museum name badge or business card for free admission). They will also have "Museum Scrapbook" drop-in activity in the MCM Art Studio May 12 - 20.
Monticello Area Historical Society
204 N. Main St.
Monticello, WI 53570
Mary Davis, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 608-527-3032
The Monticello Area Historical Society will begin their summer season with a May 5th opening. The usual hours are Saturdays from 10-2. Other times by appointment. Also their annual dinner meeting is scheduled for May 15th. The current featured display highlights "Sports of all Sorts".
Mount Horeb Area Historical Society
100 S. 2nd St.
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Laurie Boyden email@example.com
Tel. #: 608-437-6486
The Mt. Horeb Area Museum will have a quilt exhibit. "Stories in Stitches: Quilts of Southwestern Dane County".
Presentation by Wisconsin authors and UW professors James P. Leary and Janet Gilmore "Remembering Oleanna Cunneen: Norwegian American Folk Artist," May 19 at 10:45 a.m. Starting at 10 a.m. when the museum opens, our featured guests will have slide and digital images of Oleanna along with a joke telling performance video available for viewing. Leary will be happy to sign books for those who bring them and copies of his "So Ole Says to Lena" book featuring some of Oleanna's jokes will be available in the gift shop. There is no admission charge for the museum or this event.
Museum Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
Sharon Cybart firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 608-246-4550
Fax. #: 608-246-4719
The Olbrich Botanical Gardens will offer a variety of classes and events.
- Ornamental Container Gardens
Wednesday, May 16th ~ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.:
Loved by small and large space gardeners alike, containers are a fabulous way to dress up your patio, deck, or balcony. In this workshop, Olbrich’s Director of Horticulture Jeff Epping and Horticulturist Mark Shimasaki will guide you on how to plant containers with overflowing beauty. You will go home with one finished ornamental container with plants appropriate for the lighting conditions you indicate. Upon registration, please indicate whether you prefer sun or shade plants. All materials supplied. Registration is required by May 9. Cost of the program is $64 for members and $80 for the general public. For more information, please call (608)246-4550 or visit www.olbrich.org.
- Beyond Green: Exploring Color Foliage
Thursday, May 17 ~ 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Join Olbrich Horticulturist Christian Harper for a garden stroll focusing on plants with uniquely colored foliage. He will highlight trees, shrubs, perennials, and vines that display foliage colors such as yellow, white, and purple during the growing season. The discussion includes what conditions these colorful plants need to be successful in your landscape, along with selection and maintenance tips. Registration is required by May 10. Cost of the program is $12 for members and $15 for the general public. For more information, please call (608)246-4550 or visit www.olbrich.org.
- Bolz Conservatory Exhibit: Light Gaps
Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, July 15
Monday-Saturday ~ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday ~ 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The trees are trimmed and the bushes were pruned during annual maintenance in the Bolz Conservatory...now it's time to see the light in the forest! Learn about light and how plants develop and change in the forest as light fluctuates. With more than 650 plants in the Bolz Conservatory, the tropical plants compete for every sunbeam that radiates through the glass pyramid. When a gap in the forest canopy is created naturally, or by a clipping from Olbrich's Conservatory staff, new growth develops at an exceptional rate. Admission is $2 for the general public. Admission is always free for Olbrich Botanical Society members and children 5 and under, and is free for the general public on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Olbrich’s Plant Sale with the Pros
Friday, May 11 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, May 12 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get great plants and expert advice from area professionals this year at Olbrich’s Plant Sale with the Pros. The sale features everything from annuals and perennials to ornamental grasses and shrubs. Olbrich’s staff carefully chooses unique plants that do best in this climate. Find the newest, hardiest, disease-resistant cultivars on the market. Local plant pros, master gardeners, and Olbrich’s horticulturists will be available to answer questions. Proceeds from the plant sale benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
- Sundowner/Crosstown Violet Club Sale
Saturday, May 12 ~ 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
This annual sale includes African violets, starter plants, blooming plants, leaves, gesneriads of all kinds, potting soil, and pots. Sponsored by the Sundowners and Crosstown African Violet Clubs. For more information, call 608-833-5552.
- Mother’s Day Concert: New Horizons Concert Band
Sunday, May 13 ~ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. p.m.
Wander through flower gardens blooming with spring and enjoy a Mother's Day concert by the New Horizons Concert Band at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Stroll through spring blooms in the Wildflower Garden, Meadow Garden, and Rock Garden. Then, take in the scents, sounds, and sights of the tropics in the Bolz Conservatory. The New Horizons Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. in the Evjue Commons. The band includes more than 60 members and plays everything from traditional classical music to marches, Broadway hits, and movie themes. Suggested admission donation for the concert is $1.
- Bulk Mulch Sale
Saturday, May 19 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Buy in bulk and save money during Olbrich’s Bulk Leaf Mulch Sales! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich’s environmentally friendly leaf mulch also helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Bulk mulch is loose and loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you.
Bulk scoops- $40 each + tax – A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches.
- Badger Bonsai Annual Show
Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Marvel at these miniature landscapes. Sponsored by the Badger Bonsai Society. Call 608-438-8469 for more information.
- Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets
Sunday, May 20 ~ 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. p.m.
This program features 15 poets from around Wisconsin, each reading for 10 minutes. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. Call 608-225-6982 for more information.
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Museum of Natural History
900 Reserve St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Lisa Viegut email@example.com
Tel. #: 715-3462858
Fax #: 715-346-4213 Website: www.uwsp.edu/cols-ap/museum
UWSP Museum of Natural History will be offering free admission during Wisconsin Museums Week (May 15 - May 20). All week the museum will also be hosting quizzes and treasure hunts. They will host a raffle on International Museum Day, May 18th.
Waushara County Historical Society Museum
221 S. Saint Marie St., P.O. Box 616
Wautoma, WI 54982-0616
Bruce Runnels firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Tel. #: 920-787-7584
Special genealogy classes will be offered May 12 and 14 at the Wautoma Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. These classes may include a trip to the museum at 3 p.m.
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center
204 Main St.
Warrens, WI 54666
Barbara Hendricks, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 608.378.4878
Fax #: 608.378.3328
The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center will be offering reduced admission during Wisconsin Museums Week 2012. Visitors will be able to complete a quiz and treasure hunt.
Wisconsin Historical Museum
30 N. Carroll St.
Madison, WI 53703
Ellen Pincus, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Tel. #: 608.264.65668
The Wisconsin Historical Museum presents a maritime exhibit, concert, and talk in celebration of Wisconsin Museums Week.
Concert: A Schooner Songbag: Songs of the Great Lakes ~ Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m.
Wisconsin folksinger and songsmith David HB Drake presents the life, times and music of a nineteenth century Great Lakes sailor in "A Schooneer Songbag". Drake sings and spins yarns about the hardships and livings made by the men of the Lakes, including songs and takes used in the days of the schooners. David will answer questions in the character of a historic seaman and as a modern sailor comparing today's life on the lakes and rivers to when Wisconsin first became a state.
Exhibit: Ghost Ships of the Schooner Coast ~ Open now through June 9
Explore the underwater world of Lake Michigan through an exhibit of the photography of Wisconsin Historical Society underwater archaeologist Tamara Thomsen. Surround yourself with the shipwreck stories of the steamers Continental and Francis Hinton and the schooners Rouse Simmons and Home. View diving equipment up close and see artifacts from the Home, one of the oldens known shipwrecks in Wisconsin.
"Ghost Ships of the Schooner Coast" was developed by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum with help from the Wisconsin Historical Society, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, and the National Archives Regional Archives facility in Chicago.
Talk: History Sandwiched In: The Death of the Fishing Vessel, Linda-E ~ May 15, 2012, 12:15 - 1 p.m.
Learn about the mystery of a missing Milwaukee fishing boat and its crew. On a calm December day in 1998, the fish tug Linda-E departed Milwaukee to lift two miles of gill nets so it could deliver its catch of chubs to Smith Brothers Food Service of Port Washington. Neither the boat or any members of its crew ever returned to port. They left no wreckage, oil slick, or debris. Join diver Hank Whipple, retired lawyer and former Wisconsin Historical Society Board Of Curators member, and look over the shoulders of the U.W. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy as the unravel this Lake Michigan mystery.
History Sandwiched In is an informal brown-bag-lunch-and-lecture series held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. You are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy a program of historical perspective.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53707
Jennifer Kollath, Curator of Education
Tel. #: 608-264-7663
Fax #: 608-264-7615
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will be opening a new exhibit entitled "Not at Ease". This will highlight the work of the Veterans Print Project. Local artists met with female veterans, talked to them about their military service, and then created original prints based on the interviews. In addition, on May 18th at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetary at King, WI, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will host an hour long cemetary tour. For additional details, see the WVM website.
165 N. Park Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956
Tel. #: 920-751-4658
Fax. #: 920-751-4755
Planned events include:
- The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum always has free admission.
- Drop into Bergstrom-Mahler Museum May 12 - 20 and participate in activities surrounding our exhibit Kitchen Dreams by Ricky Bernstein
- "I Spy" activities for kids
- Explore the artwork and color Ricky Bernstein illustrations in your own coloring book -- get one at the museum
- Friday, May 18 -- Lunch and Learn for adults -- Join us for a talk and tour of Ricky Bernstein's Kitchen Dreams. Guided tours will begin on the hour and half-hour from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
120 N. Madison Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Tel. #: 920-743-5958
Fax. #: 920-743-9483
The Door County Maritime Museum will be opening an exhibit on May 19 called "Pirates -- Ship to Shore". This dynamic new exhibit explores the life and times of the buccaneers and scallywags that roamed the east coast of North America and the Caribbean Sea during the golden age of piracy.
The History Museum at the Castle
330 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
Melissa Taylor, Communications Specialist or Terry Bergen, Executive Director
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 920-915-7121 or 920-735-9370 ext. 106
The History Museum at the Castle will be offering a buy-one-get-one-free admission packages on May 18. They are also offering a prize for a free family membership between May 12 and May 20.
National Railroad Museum
2285 S. Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54304
Daniel Liedtke email@example.com
Tel. #: 920-437-7623
Fax. #: 920-437-1291
Behind-the-Scenes Tours will be offered May 14 through May 18 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Limit of 10 people per tour.
Oneida Nation Museum
W892 Cty. Rd. EE
Rita Lara firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 920-869-6532
The Oneida Nation Museum will offer free admission on May 18, 2012.
Oshkosh Public Museum
1331 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Megan Del Debbio email@example.com
Tel. #: 920-236-5799
Fax. #: 920-424-4738
Oshkosh Public Museum will be offering activities, programs, and promotions on Friday, May 18. These include:
- Buy one get one free admission for all guests.
- Museum will have extended hours - open until 7 p.m.
- Museum Auxiliary sponsored bake sale.
- Become a member and receive a $5 discount on membership packages.
- Play the role of, museum curator, in "Exhibit Builder".
- Tell your story using Post-its to share comments and captions.
- "Museum Mad Libs" game.
Sheboygan County Historical Society
3110 Erie Ave.
Sheboygan , WI 53081
Robert Harker firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Koeppen email@example.com
Tamara Lange firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 920-458-1103
On My 19, 2012, the Sheboygan County Historical Museum will host the "Third Saturday" historical program Reading, WWriting, and Arithmetic: One Room Country Schools! These innovative programs highlight important local history themes by connecting today's museum visitors with people who were directly involved with the subject. This program will explore the first public schools established in the villages and towns of Sheboygan County; a time when the entire school was in just one or two rooms. Guests will be able to visit with experts, including former teachers and students from these unique schools, talk with local history buffs, view historic photos enlarged to poster size, and participate in hands-on activities common to the one room school experience.
Two Rivers Historical Society and Historical Washington House Museum
1622 Jefferson St.
Two Rivers, WI 54241
Ed Carmo and Carol Schwantes
Tel. #: 920-793-2490
Special events include:
- Free Admissions
- Prize drawing or raffle
- Quizzes or treasure hunts
- Behind the scenes tours
- DVD presentation
Weis Earth Science Museum
1478 Midway Rd.
Menasha, WI 54952
Joanne Kluessendorf email@example.com
Tel. #: 920-832-0125
Fax #: 920-832-2674?
The Weis Earth Science Museum will be offering free admission during Wisconsin Museums Week.
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Dr.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Wendy Lutzke firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 920-684-0218 and 866-724-2356
Fax. #: 920-684-02194
The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will be hosting the 36th Annual Midwestern Model Ships and Boat Contest and Display, May 18-20. This event will feature modelers and their models from throughout the United States. The event includes a modeler’s symposium open to the public as well as an outdoor remote control model pond.
The museum will also feature a special display from Brisbane, Australia that depicts a new historical site, The Submariner’s Walk, which commemorates WWII submarines and crews from the United States, England, and Australia.
Brown Deer Historical Society
4800 W. Green Brook Dr.
Brown Deer, WI
Kathleen Schilz email@example.com
Tel. #: 414-355-4182
The Brown Deer Historical Society will be hosting an open house on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Captain Fredrick Pabst Mansion
2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Jodi Rich-Bartz firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 414-931-0808
Fax. #: 414-931-1005
The Pabst Mansion will offer behind-the-scenes viewing for guests on May 17, 2012 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Civil War Museum
5400 1st Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53150
Brett Lobello email@example.com
Tel. #: 262-653-4423
The Civil War Museum will be open until 8 p.m. on May 18th and offers free admission from 5 - 8 p.m. on that day.
On May 19th is "The Poetry and Life of Walt Whitman". See website for more details.
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
5608 10th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53150
Tel. #: 262-653-4445
On May 16 is "From Fossilization to the Lab".
The Dinosaur Discovery Museum will be open until 8 p.m. on May 18th and will feature flashlight tours and craft activities. May 20th is "Sunday Funday" at the Kenosha Public Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Museum. See website for details.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Molly Dubin firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 414-390-5756
Fax. #: 414-390-5755
The Jewish Museum Milwaukee will be opening Mazel Tov! A Celebration of Jewish Weddings on May 13, 2012. This exhibit explores wedding traditions that have changed and those that have remained the same. This is a multi-generational exhibit that will feature photographs, bridal gowns, wedding artifacts, a wedding canopy, and much more.
May 13 – 12-4pm – Mazel Tov! A Celebration of Jewish Weddings – Exhibit Opening
Celebrate Mothers and the Simcha that is a Jewish wedding with family and friends at the exhibit’s opening. After brunch, bring the family to the JMM to enjoy cake, participate in a scavenger hunt and join one of the curator-led tours of the exhibit which will be offered throughout the afternoon. Free with Museum admission.
Kenosha Public Museum
5500 1st Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53150
Nancy Mathews email@example.com
Tel. #: 262-653-4426
Fax. #: 262-653-4437
On May 12 the Kenosha Public Museum iwll host "Bird Day".
The Kenosha Public Museum will be open until 8 p.m. on May 18 and visitors will be able to play games from around the world and from the fur-trading era. On May 19 the museum will feature "In the Valley of the Kings: Recent Excavations in Egypt". May 20 is "Sunday Funday" at the Kenosha Public Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Museum. See website for details.
The Milwaukee Art Museum will be offering reduced admission with printed voucher.
Kohl's Art Generation Gallery - Animation: Art Goes to the Movies (open during regular museum hours) ~ Discover how paintings, sculptures, and other works of art have played a role in movies such as Princess and the Frog, Madagascar, and Tales of Desperaux. Learn how animation artists develop their characters and get them to move and try your hand at stop motion animation.
Kohl's Art Generation Lab - Museum Inside and Out (open during regular museum hours) ~ Explore what happens behind the scenes at an art museum! X-ray a painting, change the frames on works of art, ask the museum curator about their work, the exhibitions - and more. This interactive experience combines hi and low-tech activites for an inside look at the way museums work.
Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Old World Third St.
Milwaukee , WI 53203
Scott Stroh firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 414-273-8288
Fax. #: 414-273-3268
The Milwaukee County Historical Society will be offering half-priced admission to all its sites and research library during Wisconsin Museums Week (May 12-20). They will also offer behind-the-scenes tours daily between May 14 and May 19, 2012. The tours will be of the collections at the Milwaukee County Historical Center. On May 12, 2012 will be the program “I Am New Here,” an introduction to the historical resources available at the MCHS Research Library. MCHS will also offer 10% off all books in their store; 20% off books if you are a society member.
International Museum Day activities for May 18, 2012
- Free admission for foreign visitors
- See Exhibit Interpreters in the exhibit halls, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Take a Bheind the Scenes tour at 1 p.m. ~ Meet at Visitor Services Desk. - Limited to 15 people, age 8 and above.
- See Collection Highlights at the top of the Grand Staircase 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Enjoy an International lunch special in the café
- Take an Exhibit Highlights tour at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. ~ Meet at the base of Grand Staircase
- Enjoy stories in the exhibit halls between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Courtesy of Robert W. Baird & Co.)
- 20% off in the Museum Shop
- Try to raise an obelisk and see a real meteroite 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ~ First Floor
- Fill out a "Clue Crew" cse sheet (ages 6 - 12) ~ Pick up at the Membership Desk
Museum of Wisconsin Art
300 S. 6th Ave.
West Bend, WI 53095
CJ O'Reilly, Develoment & Marketing Assistant
Tel. #: 262-334-9638
Fax. #: 262-334-8080
The Museum of Wisconsin Art will be having a Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award ceremony on May 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The guest-speaker will be Tom Jones, Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This evevent is free and open to the public -- there is limited seating.
This event is made possible with financial support from the Wisconsin Visual Artists (three chapters), ABEA (African-Americans Artists Beginning to Educate Americans About African-American Art), AC Art Association with the League of Milwaukee Artists, together with the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.
Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Hwy. 67
Eagle, WI 53119
Tel. #: 262-594-6300
Fax. #: 262-594-6342
Old World Wisconsin is offering several events. See Old World Wisconsin website for details:
Rituals of Spring Weekends: Women, Work, and Reform
Saturday, May 12 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - Sunday, May 13 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
With spring comes annual rituals -- cleaning house, planting gardens, preparing the farmsteads for the growing season, or taking time to honor those who've come before us. Join us as we kick off our 2012 season with these spring weekends -- including plenty of opportunities to lend a hand. On this weekend, learn about women's chores in the 19th century, the voting rights movement, and even watch a Temperence Rally!
Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13 (Seatings 9:30 am through 1:30 pm)
Treat mom to a lovely brunch in the historic Clausing Barn, then tour the site (museum admission is free this day for moms) and learn about women's work (and changes) throughout history at the Women, Work and Reform event. For more information, registration and tickets: oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org.
Rituals of Spring Weekends: Plowing and Planting
Saturday, May 19 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - Sunday, May 20 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
With spring comes annual rituals -- cleaning house, planting gardens, preparing the farmsteads for the growing season, or taking time to honor those who've come before us. Join us as we kick off our 2012 season with these spring weekends -- including plenty of opportunities to lend a hand. On this weekend, draft horses will pull plows and seeding equipment to start the growning season and we'll welcome help in our heirloom gardens.
On Saturday (May 19) only, from 1 - 4 p.m., in the museum store, meet Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Jerry Apps, who will be signing copies of his many gardening - and farming - related books, including Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening, Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Framing with Horses, and Old Farm: A History.
Racine Art Museum
441 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
Jessica Z. Schafer, Marketing & Publications Manager
Tel. #: 262-638-8300
Fax. #: 262-498-1045
The Racine Art Museum will be offering free admission on International Museum Day, Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Racine Heritage Museum
701 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
Cheryl Maraccini, Curator of Education
Tel. #: 262-636-3926
Fax. #: 262-636-3940
We will have quizzes, special activities and 'treasure hunts' beginning in Museums week and running through September. These give kids and families fun opportunities to experience the Museum's exhibits in new ways. 2012 features include the Racine County Sports Hall of Fame, Astronaut Laurel Clark, Racine County's Underground Railroad, and Factory for the World exhibits. Racine Heritage Museum is open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m.. The Archives and Research Center are open on Tuesdays 1-4:30 and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Waukesha County Museum
101 W. Main St.
Waukesha, WI 53186
Tel. #: 262-521-2859
Fax. #: 262-521-2865
Visit Waukesha County Museum's website for detailed information and other activities:
Discovery club ~ "Fairy Houses" - Wednesday, May 16, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Children 3-5 years old and their family will discover the mysteries of fairies in our own backyards and create their very own fairy house from natural materials. Fee: $3 per person. Registration deadline: May 15.
Writing Local History Stories - May 17, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Interested in researching and writing local history? Join local author and editor John Schoenknecht and Waukesha County Museum archivist Eric Vanden Heuvel as they share insights into how to research, edit, illustrate and publish works on local history using original documents and digital sources. Fee: $8 per person
Deke Slayton Space & Bicycle Museum
200 W. Main St.
Sparta, WI 54656
Alli Karrels email@example.com
Tel. #: 608-269-0033
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum will be offering free individual or group admission to anyone who mentions that it is "Wisconsin Museums Week" from May 12-20, 2012.
Logan Museum of Anthropology
700 College St. (Corner of Bushnell and Prospect)
Beloit, WI 53511
Dan Bartlett firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 608-363-2678
Fax. #: 608-363-2248
The Logan Museum of Anthropology is always free and will be offering quizzes and treasure hunt activities during Wisconsin Museums Week.
Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
200 W. Main St.
Sparta, WI 54656
Jarrod Roll email@example.com
Tel. #: 608-269-8680
Fax. #: 608-269-8921
On May 17 at 7 p.m. the Monroe County Local History Room will host “Farmer Goes to War: Monroe County in the American Civil War.” This program will show audiences what being a Union soldier from Monroe County was like, from the drudgery of drill to the horrors of battle. Through this hands-on program, Monroe County Historian, Jarrod Roll, will teach audiences about the Union soldier's uniforms & gear, weaponry & warfare, camp life & diet, death, disease, sacrifice, and much more. Please call for more information.
Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Liz Reuter mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. #: 715-834-7831
Fax. #: 715-834-6624
The Chippewa Valley Museum will be offering buy one adult admission, get one adult or child admission for free May 19 and 20, 2012.
There will be a drawing for a free 1-year membership on May 20, 2012.
All Wisconsin Museums Week (May 12-20) the museum will be hosting themed scavenger hunts.
New Richmond Heritage Center
1100 Heritage Dr.
New Richmond, WI
Irv Sather info@NRHeritageCenter.org
Tel. #: 715-246-3276
Fax. #: 715-246-3115
The New Richmond Heritage Center will be offering free admission during Wisconsin Museums Week (May 12-20).
The museum will be hosting a Chamber of Commerce business event. The event will include a tour and slide show of the history of the museum, the 1899 cyclone that devastated the city of New Richmond, and an opportunity to meet other people in the business district. Contact the museum for more information.