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Whitewater Historical Society Museum

FAQS

CAN I DONATE AN ITEM?

If you are interested in donating an item to the Whitewater Historical Society and its Depot Museum of Local History, come to the museum during its open hours or contact Carol Cartwright at 262-473-6820. 

The Whitewater Historical Society accepts items closely related to Whitewater’s history and its people.  In particular, the historical society is interested in items related to the mid and late 20th century, including photos of identified people from this era and of Whitewater houses or buildings existing or erected during this time period, before they may have been remodeled or demolished.

Because of severe space limitations, the historical society generally does not accept large items unless they are of exceptional historical significance to Whitewater.  The society also does not accept unidentified photographs or photographs of anything not directly related to Whitewater.  (We would like to give your unidentified ancestors a home; however, we just do not have the space to do so.)

CAN I SCHEDULE A TOUR?

The Whitewater Historical Society does not offer formal tours of the Depot Museum of Local History.  During its regularly scheduled hours, the society’s small museum is self-guided, and a docent is available to answer questions. 

However, if a large group plans to come to the museum, we recommend they call in advance to coordinate their visit with the museum’s volunteer curator: Carol Cartwright at 262-473-6820. 

The museum is also available for tours or special research requests at times it is not formally open. Call Carol Cartwright at 262-473-6820 to learn how to set up a special time to visit the museum. 

CAN I RESEARCH MY FAMILY HISTORY?

The Whitewater Historical Society has a very limited collection of family history research material.  Before contacting the Whitewater Historical Society, we suggest contacting the Walworth County Genealogical Society at www.walworthcgs.com or 262-723-9150. 

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