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  • Dodge/Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society
    Library is located in Heritage Hall
    504 S. 4th St.
    Watertown, WI 53094
    Librarian: Elizabeth Haban
    (920) 262-2362
    Library hours are: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - noon; Thursdays, (except last Thursday) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; last Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; second Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. - noon; and, third Monday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Mailing address: P.O. Box 91, Watertown, WI 53094
    E-mail: djcgs@dodgejeffgen.com 
    President: Ken Riedl
    The board meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30 at the Watertown Senior Center, 514 South First Street, Watertown, WI. Meetings are open to the public. Programs, when planned, begin 7:00 p.m. each second Monday of the month.
Historical Societies
  • Dodge Centre Historical Society
    Corner of Fair & East Oak Grove Streets
    Juneau, WI  53039
    Mailing address: N7031 State Hwy 26, Juneau, WI  53039-9614
    (920) 386-4915
    President: Bernice Kuntz
    N7031 State Rd 26
    Juneau, WI, 53039-9614
    Phone: (920) 386-4915
    E-mail: bill@globaldialog.com
    The museum is located in the former Juneau Public Library and before that it was the Methodist Church. The address is 187 East Oak Grove Street and is across from the Juneau City Park. The museum is open the first and third Sundays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., May thru October and during the Jun-Aug Fest Days when the museum is open both Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The museum can also be viewed by appointment. 
    For information and tours call (920) 386-4915.
     
  • Dodge County Historical Society
    105 Park Ave.,
    Beaver Dam, WI 53916-2107
    (920) 887-1266
    E-mail: dchs@powercom.net 
    President: Glen Link
    200 La Crosse St
    Beaver Dam, WI, 53916
    Phone: (920) 887-2319
    E-mail: linkfam@charter.net
    Mary Beth Jacobson, Curator
    The Museum is located in the former Williams Free Library. Regular hours of the Dodge County Historical Society Museum: Tues. through Sat., 1-4 PM. To setup a time for a tour or for information on becoming a member call (920) 887-1266
     
  • Fox Lake Historical Museum
    211 Cordelia Street / P.O. Box 493
    Fox Lake, WI  53933
    President: Scott Frank
    W9041 Spruce Rd
    Beaver Dam, WI, 53916
    Phone: (920) 296-0254
    E-mail: scottfrankdesigns@hotmail.com
    The museum is open the first and third Sundays during the summer from 1st Weekend in June to 1st Weekend in October.
     
  • Horicon Historical Society and Museum
    Saterlee Clark House
    Location: 322 Winter St.
    Horicon WI 53032
    Mailing Address: PO Box 65, Horicon, WI 53032
     (920) 485-4028
    E-mail: hsociety@ticon.net
    President: Geri Pyrek
    409 N Finch St
    Horicon, WI, 53032-1017
    Phone: (920) 485-2786
    E-mail: pyrekg@hotmail.com
    The museum is open on the fourth Sunday of the month from May through October from 1 – 4 p.m., or by appointment.  The Annual Christmas Open house is held the first Sunday of December from 1 –  4 p.m.  For questions or to arrange a tour, call (920) 485-3200.

  • Hustisford Historical Society
    Location: 134 North Ridge St.
    P.O. Box 44
    134 North Ridge Street
    Hustisford, WI, 53034-0044  
    Contact Mary at (920) 349-3501.
    Sharon Grulke, President
    PO Box 177
    Hustisford, WI, 53034
    Phone: (920)349-3565
    E-mail: grulke@charter.net
    The John Hustis House/museum complex is open for tours beginning Memorial Day, at 11:00 a.m. until noon.  June through September the museum is open the first and third Sundays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The museum complex can also be toured by appointment by calling (920) 349-3302 or (920) 349-3501.
     
  • Lebanon Historical Society
    PO Box 23
    Lebanon, WI, 53047
    Phone: (920) 925-3439 or (920) 925-3430
    Located in Treckel Park in Lebanon, WI
    (920) 925-3439 or (920) 925-3430
    For information contact President Edward W. Raether at (262)-542-7872.
    213 N Comanche Lane
    Waukesha, WI, 53188
    E-mail: eraether@wi.rr.com
    Open May to October, First Sunday in the month from 1-4 pm.
     
  • Lomira Historical Society
    PO Box 1108
    Lomira, WI  53048
    Phone: (920) 269-4115
    President: Jane Kietzer
    565 Sunrise Ave
    Lomira, WI, 53048
    Phone: (920) 269-4410
    The museum is in the process of moving and renovating a one-room school.  The Silver Leaf School as it was previously known is located in Sterr Park, Lomira.  When it opens there will be many local artifacts on exhibit. The museum board along with members and guests meets bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.  The meetings convene at the Lomira Public Library at 7:30 p.m.
     
  • Lost Lake-Randolph Historical Society
    11827 Concord Road,
    Randolph, WI
    Mailing address: N7148 Hwy. 73, Randolph, WI  53956
    President: Delwyn Biel
    N7148 Hwy 73
    Randolph, WI, 53956
    Phone: (920) 326-3573
    E-mail: delbiel@powerweb.net
    The museum is located in the former St. Mary’s Church at Lost Lake, which was built in 1908. The museum is open the first and third Sundays, June through September, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.
     
  • Mayville Historical Society Museum
    Bridge and German Streets
    PO Box 82,
    Mayville, WI 53050
    Phone: (920) 387-2420 (museum)
    President: Alyce Wurtz
    323 Brookside Dr
    Mayville, WI, 53050-2840
    Phone: (920) 387-5787
    E-mail: alycewurtz@powerweb.net
    The Mayville Historical Society Museum is located in the old Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory. The museum is open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays, May through October, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and by appointment.
    For more information contact Alyce Wurtz at (920) 387-5787, or Ann Guse at (920) 387-5233.
     
  • Mayville Limestone School Museum
    Located at the corner of North Main & Buchanan Streets in Mayville, WI
    P.O. Box 102
    Mayville, WI, 53050-0102
    Phone: 920-387-2593
    Email: mlsm2@charter.net
    President: Donald Bauer
    803 Kekoskee St.
    Mayville, WI, 53050-1019
    Phone: (920) 387-2593
    E-mail: dabauer@charter.net
    The building is owned by Mayville Limestone School Museum, Inc., a non-profit organization created in 1982 for the purpose of assisting and coordinating the restoration, preservation, maintenance, and public use of the old "White Limestone School" building in Mayville, Wisconsin. The Mayville Limestone School Museum is open from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month - May through October.
     
  • Neosho/Rubicon Historical Society
    115 South Schuyler Street (Just south of the bridge on Hwy. 67 in Neosho)
    PO Box 105
    Neosho, WI  53059
    President: Judy Reisetter
    225 W Pleasant Ridge St
    Iron Ridge, WI, 53035
    Phone: (920) 387-4193
    E-mail: reisetter@charter.net
    The museum is located in the Old Village Hall. The museum is open the second and fourth Sundays, May through October, and the second Sunday, November through April, from 1 - 4 p.m. or by appointment.
    For information or appointments contact Judy Reisetter at (920) 387-4193.
     
  • Theresa Historical Society 
    200 Block of S. Milwaukee Street
    PO Box 284
    Theresa, WI 53091-0284
    Phone: (920) 488-2783, (920) 488-4784, (920) 488-3772
    President: Gerald Beck
    108 Kandy Dr.
    Box 203
    Theresa, WI, 53091
    Phone: (920) 488-2783
    E-mail: gbeck@powerweb.net
    The museum is housed in the only remaining original home of Solomon Juneau. Open Memorial Day and the last Sunday of each month June through September 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Downtown Theresa.
    For more information and for tours, call (920) 488-2783
     
  • Watertown Historical Society
    Octagon House and America's First Kindergarten
    919 Charles Street,
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 261-2796
    President: William F. Jannke
    1121 Highland Ave Apt. 153
    Watertown, WI, 53098
    Phone: (920) 261-1176
    Ken Riedl, whs@watertownhistory.org
    To many area residents the title "Watertown Historical Society" and "The Octagon House" are one and the same. Hours of operation are 10:00 to 4:00 daily (11:00 to 3:00 after Labor Day to October 31--then closed for the season; Opens May 1--hours are 11:00 to 3:00 from May 1st to Memorial Day)
     
  • Waupun Historical Society
    Heritage Museum,
    22 South Madison Street,
    Waupun, WI 53963
    Mailing address: 314 Beaver Dam Street, Waupun, WI  53963-1840
    (920) 324-7931
    E-mail: waupunhistorical@powercom.net
    President: James C. Laird
    Dahl Residence
    314 Beaver Dam Street
    Waupun, WI, 53963-1840
    Phone: (920) 324-3878
    E-mail: JimHope@charter.net
    The Waupun Historical Society, located at 22 S. Madison Street, is housed in the former Carnegie Library. The museum is open the first and third Sunday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    For information and admissions at other times call (920) 324-7931, Jim Laird at (920) 324-3878 or Gene Buchholz at (920) 324-5738. 

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