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Calumet County Historical

Society Museum

Our Museum features two buildings filled with articles from around Calumet County that features things that hard working people used every day to make life just a little easier


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Historical Articles from our Members

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We have all probably seen Antique Photo Postcards or otherwise known as Real Photo Postcards (RPPC) in our grandmother’s attic, at antique shops or museums. The first documented photo

Cameras & Postcards

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Beer & Brewing

There were two large breweries located in Chilton. Becker Brewery was located on what is now 220 West Main Street. The original buildings were built by J. Paulus around 1860.

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Mail Order Homes

Well just grab your Sears and Roebuck catalog and start looking for ideas.  Yes, Sears and Roebuck. From 1908 to 1940 about 100,000 houses were sold through Sears Modern Home

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Kossman Dairy History Recalled at Museum

One of the updates at the Calumet County Historical Museum during the past year was the completion of a dedication to and recognition of a man who made history in the county and well

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History of Gravesville WI

Leroy Graves built a saw mill in 1849 along the Manitowoc River and other settlers soon followed. The settlement was known as Lodi, from

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Klinkner Park History

The other day sitting in my car at the Walgreen's parking lot as I wait for my son to pick up his prescriptions, I gazed across the intersection of Hwy 151

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Chilton Post Office Mural

Chilton Post Office was built in 1938 and designed in the Georgian Re-vival style. The building was added to the National Register of Historical Places on October 24, 2000. However, it isn't the building

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The Old Grist Mill

This simple shape of the circle has been used to symbolize life, and eternity. So it is fitting that (2) simple stones shaped in a circle have given life to so many

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Take me to out to the ball game!

Did you know that at one time Calumet County had a connection to Major League baseball? The Chicago White Sox organization had a baseball camp for boys located in Calumet County.  

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Prisoners of World War II

Chilton Camp 1945

Toward the end of World War II, prisoners of war camps were established in 1944 and 1945 at 34 locations in Wisconsin for members of Germany's military who were captured during the conflict.

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Chilton Schuetzenverein

Located at the Calumet County Fair Grounds

A Schuetzenverein is a Germanic shooting society with traditions that go back to medieval times.  Annual shooting competitions crowned the winner “Schützenkönig” or king of the Schuetzen (marksmen)

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