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100 Years/100 Objects celebrates the Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum's 100th anniversary.

SHEBOYGAN – In celebration of its centennial, the Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum will be hosting 100 Years/100 Objects: A Century of Collecting from Feb. 18 through Oct. 22.

The exhibition will include objects from the museum’s collection of 35,000 pieces, including local archaeological materials from the earliest Native Americans, items donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution, farm implements, objects from the recent Covid-19 pandemic, and everything in between.

It will be the museum’s first exhibition specifically highlighting the organization’s collection alongside the history and growth of both the Historical Society and community. 100 Years/100 Objects will paint a picture of the past, present and future of Sheboygan County’s people, places and cultures.

The exhibit is included with regular museum admission, which is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (62+) and active military, $5 for kids 6-17, and free for kids 5 and under and museum members.

The Sheboygan County Historical Society was founded in 1923, with exhibits displayed at various places in the county, including the Mead Public Library and Sheboygan County Courthouse.

In 1948, the Historical Society signed a lease agreement with the county to use the David Taylor House as a museum. The museum opened to the public six years later in 1954, giving the collection a permanent home.

Between 1997 and 1999, the current museum building opened in phases, with the underground portion dedicated in July 1997, and the Kohler addition being dedicated in May 1999.

For more information about the Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum, including hours and upcoming events, visit https://sheboyganmuseum.org/.

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