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Washington County Local History Web
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Scenes from Kewaskum, Republican House above, ca. 1938, and Farmers' "Fair Day," ca. 1939 (Courtesy Tiny Terlinden). See Kewaskum Photo Album

Dedicated to documenting the history and telling the cultural and family stories of the area, this site is sponsored by the Wisconsin Local History Network. Its goal is to record and make available the county's historical materials for the Internet community. In so doing, it also hopes to make more visible the critical work of the county's historical societies in preserving the heritage of past and present generations of county residents:

Washington County Historical Society and Museums
340 South 5th Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095

   Old Jailhouse (1886)
   340 South 5th Avenue
   Old Courthouse Square Museum (1889)
   320 South 5th Avenue

Germantown Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 31
Germantown, WI 53022


   Germantown Historical Society
   Hwy 145, Holy Hill & Maple Roads
   Open June 1-Oct 15, Sundays 1-4   

Kewaskum Historical Society Museum & Log Cabin
1 Blk South of Hwy 28
1202 Parkview Drive
Kewaskum, WI 53040
Open May 4-Sept 13, Sundays 2-4

This site is entirely dependent on the contributions of volunteers in transcribing the records, copying the photographs, locating the letters, and interpreting the information that it takes to develop and maintain it. If you have an interest in participating in the ongoing project of documenting the history of Washington County on the Web, please contact Bob Schuster at bschuster@www.wlhn.org or at 6020 Kristi Circle, Monona, WI 53716 (608-221-1421).