Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum
3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 - United States
The Sheboygan County Historical Society has as its primary mission to collect, preserve, and educate about the history of Sheboygan County. The Museum features 4 historic buildings from the 1800s, along with a permanent collection of 30,000 archaeological and material culture objects. The exhibits provide a broad and vibrant picture of the people, economics, and culture dating back 12,000 years.
In addition to visiting our four historic buildings and general exhibition space, the Museum will have a variety of special exhibits and experiences as part of the 2022 Museum Day. Experience over one hundred years of incredible Buy Local in our feature exhibition Say It, We Made It: A Century of Buy Local. Showcasing a variety of personal and household objects, all with Sheboygan County origins, Say It, We Made It will explore the wide array of Sheboygan County products, and the innovation and influence of locally made goods on the world.
The Museum will also be hosting a traveling exhibit - We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ Historymakers - from the Wisconsin Historical Society. The ten panel exhibit explores the stories of eight individuals across a wide spectrum of identities who have helped to empower others to make a positive change in the world while living their truth, courageously taking risks, and trying to change our world for the better. Introduced by the Wisconsin Historical Society for display in June 2022, We Will Always Be Here features artwork by nipinet landsem, an Indigequeer Anishinaabe and Michif artist based in Madison.
Finally, visitors will have a chance to see the S.W. Miller Player Piano in action with Jane Abromaitis. For decades before the piano arrived at the Museum, the Abromaitis family carefully cared for and played the piano. There is no better expert to learn from and it is great to tell friends you played a piano with your feet!
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