Kewaunee County Historical Society
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KCHS History Center
Open Year Around!  Come Visit Us!
KCHS Jail Museum 44th Season-  Established in 1969 the Museum is located on the south edge of Courthouse Square in Kewaunee in the 1876 National Register Jail and Sheriff's Quarters.

Unique displays throughout the museum showcasing eras of Kewaunee County such as period rooms, livingroom, and bedroom.  The remainder of the building, including the jail cells and basement, is devoted to displaying various artifacts.  The basic core of our display is from the Decker Collection, gifted to the County back in the early 1900s.

The Museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Thursday – Sunday, Noon – 4:00 PM.
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The History Center is located in downtown Kewaunee at 217 Ellis Street.  Hours are 10 AM - 4 PM Thursday and Friday, also other times by appointment.  Phone:  (920) 388-0369  Email:

KCHS History Center is full of displays and items that make for a wonderful browsing experience!  It is home to over 20,000 photographs useful to genealogists, researchers, history buffs and families.  The Center has thousands of documents such as tax records, indexes of deaths/ marriages/ births, early land ownership, school histories, veteran histories, maps and much more.
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The mission of the Kewaunee County Historical Society is to collect and preserve the history of Kewaunee County.
KCHS Jail Museum
The Kewaunee Enterprise 2-24-1922 featured headline:  Worst in History of the Badger State.  "Words fail to describe the havoc done to the beautiful trees and shrubbery in the residence district of the city (Kewaunee). "Stores did a land-office business in supplying candles, lamps, flashlights, lanterns and lamp chimneys for those formerly supplied with electric lights."  The two passages from that issue of the Enterprise showcased the enormity of this storm
​The Kewaunee County Historical Society has bound volumes of the Kewaunee Enterprise, Algoma Record Herald, Luxemburg News and Green Bay Advocate for research purposes at the CCHS History Center at 217  Ellis Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216.