The exhibition “History of Waukesha in 100 objects” opens on March 13
Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum press release:
March 3, 2021
The Town of Waukesha and the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum (WCHSM) are delighted to announce the upcoming opening of the History of Waukesha in 100 Objects exhibit as part of the city’s 125th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition will be open to the general public at WCHSM on Saturday March 13, 2021 and will remain open until 2021.
“We are pleased to partner with the Museum to present these important pieces of Waukesha’s history,” said Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly. “The Town of Waukesha has a rich history that we are excited to share with the community through this exhibit. ”
“This project is a testament to the many stories this city has to tell. Our volunteers have worked over the past year to find and prepare the 100 objects and we are delighted to share them with everyone, ”said WCHSM Executive Director Bonnie Byrd.
The History of Waukesha in 100 Objects exhibition brings together 100 objects that tell the social, economic and political history of the city of Waukesha. From an Italian family’s ravioli jar to a diagram of a Waukesha engine, the proposed Waukesha History in 100 Objects exhibit will feature a range of items. The exhibits are both from the WCHSM collection and on loan from community members and organizations.
The WCHSM is located at 101 W. Main St. in Waukesha. The current museum opening hours are Thursday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is $ 7.00 for adults, $ 3.00 for children 6 to 12, and $ 5.00 for students with ID. . Children under 5 and museum members are free.
WCHSM received financial support for the exhibit from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the A. William and Joanne B. Huelsman Fund, Dan & Cheryl Boehmke, and Sunset Dental. Community members are also invited to participate by “adopting an artefact” to support the ongoing preservation work in the archives and collections of WCHSM. This exhibit is also supported by the city’s 125th anniversary sponsors including Eaton Corporation, Wisconsin Centrifugal Division of MetalTek International, SPX Transformer Solutions, Berg Management, Chef Jack’s Catering, Sew Much More, INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines, Waukesha State Bank , Edward Jones Investments, Sky High Marketing, R&R Insurance, Thrive Architects, Greenfire,, Citizens Bank, First Federal Bank, Raised Grain Brewing Co. and Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Blum, Schmitzer, Fabian & English, SC
The town of Waukesha, WI is an award winning community located along the banks of the Fox River, 15 miles west of Milwaukee. Waukesha is the seventh largest city in the state with a population of just over 72,000 people. Throughout 2021, the City is celebrating its 125th anniversary since its incorporation under the theme “Looking back – Towards the future”. More information on the City’s anniversary and a full list of events is available on the City’s website at https: //waukesha-wi.gov/1916/1 … Birthday party.
This press release was produced by the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.