Kenosha History Center

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Information: 262-654-5770

Open Tues-Fri 10am-4:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm.

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Museum on Kenosha’s harbor features the history of Kenosha County, including its early settlement and industrial history, and a gift shop. Visit the Yesteryear Gallery – from settlement to 1900 see how Kenosha County developed and grew. See the Upson Oxcart, a Barn Raising & Fanning Mill, Blacksmith Shop, Railroad Depot, General Store, Barbershop, One Room School, and more. In the Rambler Legacy Gallery – see how Kenosha’s auto-making legacy shaped history through the 20th Century. Enjoy an extensive collection of documents covering the Underground Railroad; walking tours of Underground Railroad Stations. Displays on the perimeter of the gallery include the Peter Pirsch Company with a 1934 Pirsch Fire Engine, the Sterling Bicycle Company and Jeffery Company with a 1902 Rambler, Model C convertible on display. The center of the gallery includes a new exhibit each year. Visit the archives by appointment. Group tours welcomed. Facility rentals available. The grounds include the Southport Light Station Museum (open seasonally and by appointment).
  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Features
    • On Water
    • Disabled Access
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Early Industry
    • Wisconsin History
    • Transportation Heritage
  • Museum/Gallery Type
    • Historical

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