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Sheboygan County Museum

About Sheboygan County Museum

The Sheboygan County Museum in Sheboygan, WI near Blue Harbor Resort provides local Sheboygan collections, while preserving history, and educating the public. 

The museum spans several buildings. The Main Building, built in 1997, houses collections, offices, classrooms, work areas, and local history exhibits. This is where you'll start your experience at the museum! In the Kohler Addition, built in the style of a carriage house, you'll find the museum's main entrance, elevator, lobby, additional gallery space, and museum store. Most temporary exhibitions and public programs take place here in the 20,000 square foot space.

During your visit to Sheboygan County Museum, you'll also want to visit the Taylor House, Weinhold Log Cabin, Schuchardt Barn, and Bodenstab Cheese Factory.


The Sheboygan County Museum’s collection contains nearly 35,000 objects dating from 10,000 B.C.E to the present. Textiles represent the largest subset of the collection, but there are also archaeological specimens, and geologic objects. The animations and memorabilia from H.C. Prange’s Department Store are a favorite display during the holidays!

The Museum also maintains a specialized Education Collection, comprised of period objects and reproductions, that provides hands-on learning opportunities for the Full-Day Education Programs.


A variety of exhibitions of local, regional, and national interest highlight local Indigenous culture, maritime, trades and industries, home life, sports, and entertainment. The annual Holiday Memories exhibit presents vintage animated window displays from Sheboygan’s H.C. Prange, Younker’s, and Boston Store Department Stores.


The museum presents a full calendar of events to engage, educate, and entertain visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Programs include speaker presentations, music, crafts, movies, events, history walks, special tours, and much more.

Sheboygan County Museum Photos

Sheboygan County Museum Events

8/30-9/1 Plank Road Rendezvous
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Aug 30, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024. Friday & Saturday, August 30 & 31: 10am to 5pm Sunday, September 1: 10am to 3 pm

Step back in time for a day and enjoy the sights and sounds of mid-eighteenth to early nineteenth century Wisconsin at the Plankroad Rendezvous held on the beautiful grounds of Taylor Park!

Join us from August 30 - September 1 at the Sheboygan County Museum for a fun filled weekend of history. The weekend focuses on Wisconsin’s Fur Trade Era, from about 1750 to 1840, and visitors can expect to speak with and observe historical reenactors representing the various inhabitants of our State prior to statehood. Join in the fun with atlatl and hawk throwing (ages 7+), a camp scavenger hunt, historic hair and makeup demonstrations and period toys and games!

Admission to the Museum is free the entire weekend so not only enjoy the Rendezvous but come on in and explore the museum and its four historic buildings as well. 

Another self-guided walking tour is now available. After visiting Sheboygan Falls Cemetery in 2019, SCM is thrilled to make the information available for all to enjoy at their leisure! This brief look at some of those buried in Sheboygan Falls has all the excitement -- early settlers, tragic deaths, famous residents, mysterious rocks, and more.
Get out and explore with us and the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery Walking Tour!

Take a journey throughout Sheboygan County! Explore the area, discover historic locations, and learn a little something about the rich history of our county.

Come with us to find the 7 Wonders of Sheboygan County! This driving tour will take you everywhere from a 400 tall flagpole, to a statue celebrating the dairy industry of Wisconsin, to the natural wonders that surround us.

Join the Sheboygan County Historical Museum in exploring the lives (and deaths) of some of Sheboygan's citizens. This tour will take you around the Calvary Cemetery to explore the history and culture of Sheboygan.

The Sheboygan County Museum has a wide variety of digital content available online!

Prange's Holiday Memories 2024

Plan a visit for the holidays and spend a few hours enjoying holiday activities and fun, including chats with Bruce the Spruce, vintage pedal toys in the Garton Toy ride-on corral and a Family Make & Take Project celebrating Sheboygan County’s maritime heritage! The David Taylor House and Weinhold Log Cabin are also decorated for the holidays, along with festive Community Trees and a special exhibit from the Lakeshore Miniatures Club.

Holiday Memories includes countless special events and activities as well, so mark your calendars for these additional jolly experiences!

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Contact Sheboygan County Museum

Just 8 minutes from Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI.

3110 Erie Avenue | Sheboygan, WI 53081


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