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Honoring Henry Jung

The staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers of the Sheboygan County Historical Society were deeply saddened at the loss of Honorary Board Member, Henry Jung. His dedication and service to not only our organization, but the community (and beyond) will be felt for generations to come. We extend our deepest condolences to all those who mourn Henry’s loss, especially his wife Eleanor, son Tom, and the entire Jung family. In the spirit of Henry’s love of history, his always supportive manner, and his joyful person, we share a few of our favorite photos, along with Executive Director Travis Gross’ comments at the time of Henry’s transition to Honorary Board Member in 2019.

Sometimes an organization is blessed with a person that goes above and beyond all expectations. I am overjoyed to acknowledge our newest Honorary Board Member who exemplifies this type of person. Mr. Henry Jung came to the Society in 1998 and within a few years became a Board Member, retaining a position on the board for 14 years. His thoughtful insights and knowledge have aided the Society in improving its operations and services to the community. Henry’s involvement, however, was not only as a Board Member.

Henry served on numerous committees including Budget, Financial Development, Endowment and Executive. Henry served as Chair of the Programming Committee for over ten years and was involved in developing the Society’s popular Third Saturdays programs. He was always present welcoming our guests during our programs. He was also instrumental in securing properties for our popular Historic Homes Tours. Henry’s skills as a fundraiser made sure our programming was always financially supported and still is today.

To honor a friend and another Society volunteer, Henry suggested and helped develop the Kenneth W. Conger Educational Endowment Fund. This fund is utilized to pay for one of the Society’s Educational Programming staff members. Henry’s thoughtfulness honored Ken’s legacy at the Society and cemented financial support for the Education Programs in perpetuity.

Thank you Henry for your over-the-top support of the Society. It was, and continues to be, an honor to know you and work with you. ~Travis

MUSEUM REOPENING - COVID - 19 UPDATE

Hello,
 
We are cautiously happy to announce we have completed our preparations for re-opening the museum! We are planning to re-open to the general public on Monday, July 13 at 10:00 AM. We will run our normal operating hours which you can find posted at the bottom of our Home Page. We have developed a plan that is based on opening recommendations from the Wisconsin Department of Health, CDC, WEDC and numerous museum organizations such as the American Alliance of Museums. We have also followed several large museum plans that speak to specific museum issues with re-opening. 
Click the link for more information and a message from our Executive Director Travis Gross

Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armory Bench Seat Sale

Pre-Sale for the Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armory bench seats will begin at Noon on Monday, September 14th.

Orders must be placed online at our website or in person at the Sheboygan County Historical Museum. Each bench seat will be $75, and will include an engraved plaque. Seats are approximately 16.5″ x 10″ in size. Quantities are Limited! Maximum of 4 seats per person. If ordering multiple seats, they can be cut and divided upon request.

The link to order will go live on our website at Noon on September 14th.

September 2020 Volunteer Spotlight - Beth Boland

Visit our Volunteer Page to learn more about our featured volunteer.

Drive-Thru History Tour: Vamonde App Kick Off

Saturday, September 19, 10am – 2pm

Join us for a FREE kick off celebration of our newest virtual tour featuring Sheboygan, Kohler, and Sheboygan Falls!

Download the FREE Vamonde App (available on iPhone and Android), search “Drive-Thru History,” and jump in the car to discover history right in your own backyard!

Stop at each of the 8 locations anytime 10am – 2pm to learn history from Museum Staff, and get your free passport stamped. Once you’ve collected each location stamp, you’ll be entered into a prize drawing!

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City of 4 C's Scavenger Hunt

Did you know that cheese is one of the C’s that made Sheboygan County famous? In fact, Plymouth is the Cheese Capital of the world!

To celebrate that special C, we’ve hidden cheese wedges throughout the Museum and historical buildings for you to find! The staff had fun hiding these cute little pieces of cheese in some surprising and amusing places! Can you find them all? 

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Latest Blog

Check out our latest blog post!

“Finding Our School Spirit with ‘Good News’ (1947) for Back to School Season

by Chloe Seider, Program Coordinator

A Classic Hollywood Blog

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Help us continue to celebrate local history — and collect, preserve, and educate about Sheboygan County.

To collect, preserve and educate about the history of Sheboygan County.

Become a Member

As a Museum Member not only to you get FREE Admission to the Museum, your guests do as well! You also get an advanced heads-up on all Museum programs and Events, Four newsletters, a magazine and an annual report. Plus the best benefit of all, knowing that your membership contribution is used to help cover operational costs, provide for educational programs, the development and installation of exhibits, and the storage and preservation of collections.

Upcoming Events

Regular Museum Hours

CLOSED JANUARY

February 1 - October 31
Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm

Holiday Memories Hours

Open the Friday after Thanksgiving and is on display through Dec 30th. Visit with Santa Monday and Tuesday 3:30 to 7:00, Wednesday  4:00 to 5:00, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5:00. Don't forget Storytime with Santa every Wednesday at 3:00!

Mon - Tue: Noon - 7:00 PM
Wed - Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum

Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum

3110 Erie Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA
museum@sheboygancounty.com
(920) 458-1103