Preserving the Past to Teach the Future. Our mission is to collect, exhibit and educate people about Kenosha County history.


The historic Southport lighthouse and the Southport Light Station Museum will be open weekends beginning on Thursday May 3. The tower (admission fee) will be open weekends late Fall, weather dependent. Call (262)654-5770 to verify if the tower is open. The adjacent Southport Light Station Museum will also be open these same hours (free admission).


The Kenosha History Center is hosting walking tours of the Library Park Historic District on Second Saturdays each month through October. Tours begin promptly at 11 am and are led by a historian. Call (262) 654-5770 to reserve your spot and learn about the interesting history of the Library Park Historic District.


Don't miss the 14th Annual Chili cook-off between the 2017 People's Choice Winner, Chef David's Catered Events, competing against the Kenosha Fire Department and all challengers. Featuring great chili, microbrews, wine, soda and live music 6-9 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Rogers Randall and Larry Thomas.

    Participants will include:
    Twisted Cuisine
    Baco's Tacos and Waffles
    Chef David's Catered Events
    Grab's Burger Bar
    Frank's Diner
    Kenosha Yacht Club
    Mason's Eatery and Pub
    Johnny'Z Pour House
    Kenosha Fire Department

Tickets purchased online prior to the event will be available at "Will Call" at the event.


Join the Kenosha History Center at the Annual Dinner and Meeting. The event features a sit down dinner, an available cash bar for beverages, a presentation of the Annual Report and presentation of the Don Jensen Award.

Schedule of the Evening
6:00 – 6:30 Cash Bar & Appetizers
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
Menu- to be announced

    Welcome by President, State of Society Presentation and approval of 2018 Minutes
    Executive Directors Report – Chris Allen
    Presentation of Don Jensen Award of Merit

Please RSVP by November 5, 2018 by contacting the Kenosha History Center at 262-654-5770. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.

Click the link button below to download the Annual Dinner Invitation

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