The six buildings that the Sheboygan History Museum operates are visible in this twilight photo

A Lasting Gift

Endowment contributions provide long-term support for the museum’s mission. While income from endowment fund donations provides funding for specific expenses, the after-inflation principal is preserved in perpetuity. The Museum holds two separate endowment funds.

General Endowment

Earnings are used to fund plant and equipment expenses and two summer intern positions. The General Endowment allows us to maintain the Museum’s historic structures and the Wheeler Restoration Center. Endowment funds are not used for general operating expenses such as salaries and utilities.

Kenneth E. Conger Educational Endowment

This endowment makes possible our Full-Day Education Programs by funding salaries and wages for our education staff. Each school year, the museum hosts nearly 3,000 area students for full-day education programs. We are currently presenting four programs for area schools and homeschools with endowment support.

  • Journey to Sheboygan County,
  • Historic Jobs of Sheboygan County,
  • The Civil War and Sheboygan County, and
  • First Peoples of Sheboygan County.

Full-Day Education Programs offer elementary students the opportunity to experience American History hands-on, through the lens of Sheboygan County. Open to public and private schools and homeschool groups, our Full-Day Education Programs meet Wisconsin and District curriculum standards.

Students learn about the lives of Sheboygan's early German immigrants

Long exposure – Civil War

A Sheboygan elementary student learns how to spin a wooden "buzz saw" in the Full-Day Education Program at the Sheboygan History Museum

Designing a Flag

Lacing a drum in the Sheboygan History Museum's Full Day Education Program on the Civil War

Lacing a Drum

Regular Museum Hours

February 1 - October 31

Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday, 10 AM - 3 PM



Holiday Memories Hours

Friday After Thanksgiving - December 30

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Monday & Tuesday, Noon - 7 PM

Wednesday - Sunday, Noon - 5 PM

Additional hours by appointment for groups



FREE - Members

$10 - Adults

$7 - Senior Citizens (62+) and Active Military

$5 - Children 6 - 17

FREE - Children 5 and under



The Museum is closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

Sheboygan County Museum

Sheboygan County Museum

3110 Erie Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA
[email protected]
(920) 458-1103