Reopening Soon! COVID-19 Update
I am 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.
We will, however, have a MEMBERS ONLY re-opening on Monday, July 6 at 10:00 AM. The week of July 6 – 11 will be for MEMBERS ONLY, we would like to thank our members for their continued support through the Safer at Home directive and the past several weeks during our preparation time by allowing them time to visit the museum with reduced visitor numbers. We will also be incorporating a 10% discount in our museum store for members. If you are shopping in our store, please heed our suggestions for safe shopping that will be posted at the store entrance and bring your membership card for easy discount application. Thank you all for your continued support during this time, we truly appreciate all of you.
As you enter the museum, you will notice yellow markings on the floors of all our buildings indicating safe distancing. You will also notice yellow arrows on the floor in the buildings that direct you through the exhibits and buildings. We ask all visitors to follow the route to ensure safe distancing. We promise that if you follow the route you will see the entire museum campus. We have also implemented “card only” transactions for the time being, please be aware that we WILL NOT accept cash or check transactions. We have placed several sanitizing stations throughout all the buildings for convenient sanitizing and have also removed all hands-on activities within our exhibits. We have decided to keep our interactive kiosks available which will be cleaned regularly throughout each day we are open. We are also requiring all our visitors three years old and older to wear a mask. If you happen to arrive without one we will have disposable masks available at our welcome desk. WE WILL NOT ALLOW ADMITTANCE WITHOUT A MASK. We believe wearing a mask is one of the best methods to limit the spread of the virus. Please help us in keeping our staff, interns and other visitors as healthy as possible.
Staff will still have the option to work from home and are directed to do so whenever possible. We will alter our custodians schedule so regular sanitizing cleaning can be done daily with the assistance of other staff when required. Our and our visitor’s health still remains the utmost concern, we will do everything in our abilities to keep the museum clean. If for whatever reason that becomes impossible to maintain, or any other situation occurs that warrants attention, we will close the museum. We do not want to be a part of the problem. But we believe that with our preparations and our visitor’s acceptance of our guidelines we should not have to do so. Let’s remember we are in this together and together is how we will attain our normal lifestyles once again.
The staff at SCHSM is looking forward to welcoming our members and visitors back to the museum, but understand that some will not be ready to visit. We wholeheartedly support you in your decision. We want everyone to be happy and safe during these historic times. Know that we will be waiting to say ‘hello’ whenever you come back.
In the meantime, please consider a donation to the Society. It would be greatly appreciated and helpful in continuing to achieve our mission. You can donate here by visiting our About Us menu item.
Thank you for your continued interest and support of your Sheboygan County Historical Society.
June 25, 2020
MISSION STATEMENT: The Sheboygan County Historical Society has as its primary mission to collect, preserve, and educate about the history of Sheboygan County.
February 1 to October 31: Monday – Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 3 PM
Holiday Memories (Day after Thanksgiving to December 30): Monday & Tuesday, Noon to 7 PM; Wednesday – Sunday, Noon to 5 PM
Admission: Adult (18+) – $8. Reduced rates Seniors, Active Military and children. Members – Free
We are a Blue Star Museum: Free admission to the nation’s active duty personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Board of Directors
|Paul Rudnick – President||Petra Boldt|
|Robert Ziegelbauer -1st Vice President||Kaitlin Deschane|
|James Olson – 2nd Vice President||Margaret Heyn|
|Carol Kolzow -Secretary||William Moir|
|Kenneth Ristow – Treasurer||Nord Larson|
|Travis Gross – Museum Executive Director||John Van der Vaart|
|Henry Jung – Honorary (Deceased)|
|Calvin Wheeler – Honorary|
|Executive Director||Travis Gross||Contact the Director|
|Administrative Assistant||Sharon Roethel||Contact the Assistant|
|Education Liaison||Dale Robson||Contact the Liaison|
|Education Program Development||Angela Hullin||Contact The Developer|
|Education Supply Manager||
|Contact The Manager|
|Curator of Collections & Exhibits||Tamara Lange||Contact the Curator|
|Program Coordinator||Chloe Seider||Contact the Coordinator|
Regular Museum Hours
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