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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Calumet County Historical Society Timeline

Museum open June-Sept Sundays 1:00-4:00

Museum Admission is Free!!

Chilton Time-Journal Nov 18th, 2016

Small Engine Show at CCHS grounds   June 28th, 2014

16 High School students kick off documenting project Nov 2nd, 2013

The Calumet County Historic Society was so lucky to have 16 students from the Chilton High Schools history program come and visit our museum today for a tour. It was clear that they are really interested in history and sure had some great questions. They are also going to help us get started with documenting all our items so that we can get them into a software program to help keep the history of these items safe and help make them available to all. We would like to send out a big thank you to this wonderful group of students, there instructor and Debbie from our group for a wonderful and fun day!

Lyle Kossman Windmill progject completed May 30th 2013

Lyle Kossman’s 1930 era windmill is up and ready for the 2013 season at the Calumet County Historic Society Museum and just in the nick of time! 

CCHS started Facebook page May 5th 2012

Chilton Time-Journal Feb 16th 2012

Chilton Time-Journal July 3rd,  2014

Society Hosted Courtney Cottrell of The Brothertown Indian Nation For Talk

             On April 17, 2017 at the Chilton Public Library, the Calumet County Historical Society hosted Courtney Cottrell of the Brothertown Indian Nation for a presentation to the public about the History of the Brothertown Indian tribe who once had its reservation here in Calumet County.

 

             Courtney is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Brothertown Indian Nation and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Michigan.

 

             The presentation was a short overall history of how the Brothertown Indians became a tribe and their journey from the Eastern United States to Wisconsin in the early 1800’s. The Brothertown tribe elected in 1839 to become United States citizens to avoid having to be relocated, yet again, to another reservation in Minnesota. Ms. Cottrell talked about this decision and how the present day tribe is trying to petition the United States government to re-instate the tribe its Native American status.

 

             It was a wonderful presentation with a nice turn out by the general public.  The Calumet County Historical Society would like to keep providing such programs for the public in the future.  If you have any ideas or suggestions about programs that you would like to see, please contact a member of the Historical Society or make a comment on our Facebook page. Courtney’s talk is also available on our website.

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