100 Years/ 100 Objects: A Century of Collecting
In honor of the Centennial Celebration of the Sheboygan County Historical Society, the Sheboygan County Museum is proud to present our 2023 feature exhibition
100 Years/ 100 Objects: A Century of Collecting.
Prior to 1923, efforts to collect objects of historic significance were well underway. Dr. Alphonse Gerend designated his sizeable collection of local archaeological materials for a “suitable institution,” while the local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution began gathering objects of both local and national significance. Fast forward one hundred years and the Sheboygan County Museum holds a rich and diverse collection of nearly 35,000 pieces. Ranging from objects created by the earliest Native inhabitants of the area to farm implements to those from the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the collection continues to evolve, ensuring the rich history of the people, places, and lives of those who have called Sheboygan County home continues to be documented.
On display from February 18 through October 22, 2023, 100 Years/ 100 Objects is the first ever exhibition highlighting the collection of the organization, alongside the history and growth of both the Historical Society and the community. Join us in celebrating the past, present, and future of collecting, preserving, and educating about Sheboygan County history. This exhibit is included with admission.
Museum Members – Free
General Admission –
5 and under—Free