Port Washington Historical Society


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Awards include:

2010 Wisconsin Historical Society Award for Maritime Heritage Festival Museum More
WISN 2013 Most Liked Historical Spot Award for the 1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Museum
2014 Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions Historic Preservation Excellence Award for the restoration of the Barnum Blake Building that serves as the Port Washington Historical Society Resource Center More
Listing of Port Washington 1929 Fire House and 1860 Lighthouse on the State and National Historic Registers
Port Washington Chamber of Commerce 2014 Beautification Award for the Restoration of the 1852 Resource Center.

Education includes:

Publication of a book on the history of Port Washington
Establishment of historical markers in the community
Creation of three walking tours highlighting the city: Old Town Port Tour, Franklin Street Historic Walking Tour and The Historic City Center Tour
Creation of a walking tour of the Draft Riots of 1862. More
Preservation and collection of extensive materials and records of significance to Port Washington’s history
Programming for the community, schools, and organizations
Mailing Address:
  • Port Washington Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 491
  • Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: 262-284-2406