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Behind the Vaults: Treasures from the County Museum Collections
Museums are special. They are places to discover and learn. One of the most special ways that museums do this is by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting collections of materials that could be anything from letters to live plants. Each place and each museum tells its own unique story. Visit the Waukesha County Museum to see and learn about some of the stories that make Waukesha County great. See some of special things the museum houses in its collections like a cane used by the county’s first land owner, Morris Cutler, or a key from the premier spring’s era hotel, Fountain Spring House. Visitors will learn a bit about why museums collect and how they preserve these special objects for generations to come.
|Where||Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum 101 W Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:00 am–4:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||Adults $6, Seniors $5, Students $3. Children 5 and under free. Members free.|
More About Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum
Come explore the history of Waukesha County with a visit to the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum. You'll find ongoing special exhibits, events and programs for all ages of interest.
The Research Center at the museum specializes in local family history with archives of birth, death, wedding and land records, plus many more similar type documents.
The volunteer staff are ready to greet you with directions and information when you enter the museum or when you stop by the gift shop. The gift shop has unique books, cards, games, statues, toys and candy for sale. It's always fun to go home with a souvenir of your adventure.
The museum also has an education department that offers guided tours, discovery boxes and an outreach program. Inquire about that for your group or students.
Go to the website for current admission information.