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Washington County Historical Society (EC)

Society Information
320 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI, 53095-3333
Phone: 262-335-4678
Fax: 262-335-4612
Web site:

Society President
Ken Miller
W140N11284 County Aire Dr.
Germantwon, WI, 53022
* St. Agnes Convent and School Complex
Patricia Lutz
1336 Fond du Lac, West Bend, 53090
Phone: 262-335-4678
Season Hours visits by appointment or the 3rd Thursday of June, July and August.
Rectory of Father Rehr with Exhibition on Pioneer Religion. Opened in June 2013. Site includes the a barn and convent - not open to the public.
* Old Courthouse Square Museum
Patricia Lutz
320 South Fifth Avenue, West Bend, 53095
Phone: (262) 335-4678
Open Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm;Sat 9:30-1:30, Sun, 1-4pm for tours.
Built in 1889.
Research and business offices on third floor.
* Sheriff's Residence & Jail
Patricia Lutz
340 South Fifth Avenue, West Bend, 53095
Phone: 262-335-4678
Open for guided tours Weds - Friday, 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Some weekend hours - please call ahead.
Built in 1886 one of the few Sheriff's Residence and Jails open for public visits in the U.S.
* West Bend Co./ Regal Ware Museum
Patricia Lutz
18 E. Washington Street, West Bend, 53090
Phone: 262-335-4678
Wed-Fri 12-4
Museum exhibits artifacts from the aluminum cookware industry


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