Preserving the Past to Teach the Future. Our mission is to collect and preserve Kenosha County's history through education, programs and exhibits.

Support Us

A Non-profit Corporation

The Kenosha History Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society. Portions of donations and event tickets may be tax-deductible, to the extent permitted by the Internal Revenue Service. Two-thirds of our operating budget comes from memberships, proceeds from events, donations and sales from our gift shop.

Image
Image
Image
Image

Our Team

Membership Support

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Kenosha County Historical Society. Your membership makes up a vital portion of our operating budget, helping us to preserve our local history. The support we receive from our members makes possible the preservation of the Society's extensive museum and archival collections. The Society uses these in exhibits, school kits, workshops and publications and in our Speaker's Bureau to tell the story of Kenosha County's founding and growth.

Click here for more information on how you can become a member.
Volunteer

Our volunteers work as docents (interpretive guides), museum greeters, catalogers, archival processors, clerical assistants an work on special projects and events. Every effort is made to match the interest and talents of a volunteer with tasks that will benefit the Society. Volunteers receive training for their work from Society staff and veteran Volunteers.

Click here for more information on how you can volunteer.
Make a Donation

You can make a general donation to the Kenosha History Center or the Southport Light Station Museum to support our efforts in preserving Kenosha County's history.

Click here for more information on how you can make a donation.
Light the Lighthouse

Light the historic 1866 lighthouse for a loved one as a memorial, celebration or as a contribution to the restoration and upkeep of the Southport Light Station.

Click here for more information on how you can light the lighthouse.

>

A Non-profit Corporation

The Kenosha History Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society. Portions of donations and event tickets may be tax-deductible, to the extent permitted by the Internal Revenue Service. Two-thirds of our operating budget comes from memberships, proceeds from events, donations and sales from our gift shop.

Our Mission

The Kenosha History Center collects and preserves artifacts, records and information vital to the understanding the history of the County's social, cultural, ethnic and industrial heritage since its settlement. The Center uses these materials, acting alone or in collaboration with other citizens and organizations, to disseminate knowledge of our collective local history through its museum, historic sites, research and outreach and publication programs for the benefit of the community and its visitors.