Could your old stuff be a treasure?
Waukesha County Museum
Friday, September 7, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Want to participate in the theatrical event at the Waukesha County Museum? Check out audition information here.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer among early supporters of museum exhibit collection.
Through the generosity of several benefactors extending all the way to the west coast, the Waukesha County Museum acquired 16 priceless artifacts at the recent Julien’s Auctions Les Paul Estate Auction held in Beverly Hills, CA. Twenty benefactors contributed toward a pool of money to acquire artifacts from the auction for the museum’s Les Paul Experience exhibit which is set to open next year on June 9, 2013. “Several items are priceless and are critical to telling Les’ story in his hometown,” said museum President & CEO, Kirsten Lee Villegas. “The Waukesha County Museum Les Paul Experience will be the only public venue where people can view them.” “When the museum asked me to help with the fundraising effort for this urgent situation, I …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The trip begins at Taliesin for a guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Waukesha County students are being asked to create a piece of work that depicts what they feel is a true Waukesha County treasure.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided to Patch via a news release from the Waukesha County Museum. The Waukesha County Museum is sponsoring an essay and image contest for students in grades 2-12 to celebrate the current exhibit, Behind the Vaults: Treasures form the County Museum Collection. Students are asked to write an essay and take a photograph or create a drawing that best represents what person, place, event, or object they feel is a true Waukesha County treasure, past or present. Winners will have the honor of having their winning entry placed on public display in the Behind the Vaults exhibit and will be invited to a special awards and prize ceremony in May. Entry deadline is April 27. Students in grades 2-12 who …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following information was provided to Patch via a news release from the Waukesha County Museum.
Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas officially signed the Deed of Gift donating an original Moor mud baths scale from the Moor Mud Baths Hotel to the Waukesha County Museum on Friday. Museum staff transported the 100-year-old scale from a meeting room in the Waukesha County Health & Human Services building to the museum this morning. The scale dates back to at least 1911 when John Weber opened the Moor Mud Baths Hotel, which was patterned after popular European spas. Weber purchased the land in 1899 where the current Health & Human Services building sits because of its black “moor” earth and a natural spring. Spring water and warm mud baths were promoted as therapeutic during the robust “Springs Era” in Waukesha County. The scale is the …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Scale used to be located at Moor Downs.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Whitefish Bay man recently started as Mr. Boynton during "Night at the Museum.
Editor’s Note: The following information was provided to Waukesha Patch via a news release from the Waukesha County Museum. The Waukesha County Museum announced the winner of this year’s Willard Griswold Volunteer of the Year Award at last night’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The award was given to Richard Whitaker from Whitefish Bay. Whitaker has volunteered in the museum’s education department as a docent since 2003. He is often requested by school groups for tours because of his wonderful teaching style and ability to engage children in learning about the past. Most recently, he volunteered for the museum’s annual Night at the Museum event playing the cast part of “Mr. Boynton,” the prominent jeweler who was sued in court for …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Exhibit will be open through January.
Owen Gromme: the 115th Birthday Exhibition at the Waukesha County Museum has been extended through January 2012, according to a news release from the museum. The exhibit opened in July. From the release: More than 30 original paintings and numerous personal items from the Gromme family private collection are on display including Gromme’s famous Cudahy-Massey expedition rifles, painting palette, and family photographs. Curated by the Waukesha County Museum with the assistance of Gromme’s children, Roy and Anne Marie, this intimate exhibition provides a window into both the man and the artist. Gromme's reputation as a prominent wildlife artist allowed him to bring attention to his passion for environmental and wildlife preservation. He …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A series of anniversaries underlie Civil War Honor Day.
Civil War Honor Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.10, at the Waukesha County Museum and Cutler Park. It is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this year as well as the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Civil War Monument in Cutler Park. Sunday will also be the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The Waukesha Park, Recreation and Forestry Department started the commemorative event, as well as Debbie and Alan Keinert who brought up the impending anniversary to Alderwoman Kathleen Cummings. Kristen Hoeker, director of education and programming at the Waukesha County Museum, said they decided to make a whole day out of the anniversary. There will be something for all ages at the free event. There will be “…