Port Washington Historical Society


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Resource Center

The Resource Center, an 1852 historic building restored by the Society from 2012-2014, is the center of the Port Washington Historical Society. As the Society Resource Center, it houses the organization’s collections, offices and research area. Its original tin ceiling, wood floors and plaster walls were revealed through the restoration of the building. The building was awarded a Historic Preservation Excellence Award in 2014 by the Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions. Historic displays that feature the Society’s collections change from year to year. Volunteers assist with research requests.


Research Projects at the Resource Center

Downtown Walking Tour

Downtown Walking Tour

Explore the historic downtown Port Washington and learn about 20 unique buildings More...
Historic Building Marker Program

Historic Building Marker Program

The Historical Society Building Marker program identifies buildings of significant note in the downtown area More...
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Port Washington in the 1950's

Port Washington in the 1950's


About the Resource Center

June through October
Monday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday - 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday - 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

November through May
Monday and Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our area the Resource Center is currently closed. At this time we are not announcing reopening dates. Please refer to this website for updates.
No Admission Fee
Mailing Address:
  • Port Washington Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 491
  • Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: 262-284-2406