February 22, 2017

Cedarburg History Museum Celebrates Grand Opening

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CEDARBURG, Wisconsin - The much anticipated Cedarburg History Museum will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 18 as it opens its doors to the public at 10 a.m.. Located in the heart of historic downtown Cedarburg at N58 W6194 Columbia Road, the Museum is a culmination of efforts by the Cedarburg Cultural Center, The Cedarburg Landmark Preservation Society, local benefactors and donor collections.

“The new history museum will be a key destination for tourists and local residents alike to entertain, educate and engage people interested in the history of our community,” Said Sarah Titus, curator of the CHM. “Not only will visitors see pictures, artifacts and objects, but they will experience history by hearing the stories of our ancestors through interactive technology.”

The beloved General Store Museum has been re-located to the CHM and will be one of 4 galleries. There will also be a working ice cream parlor and penny candy store, as well as a rotating exhibit gallery, a Judy Jepson collection gallery and a gallery to showcase the celebrated Harold Dobberpuhl and Ed Rappold photography collections. Also in that gallery is a large interactive touch screen which allows visitors to travel back in time.  Two additional interactive screens are located throughout the museum.

The grand opening coincides with Cedarburg’s 43rd Annual Winter celebration on Saturday Feb. 18 and Sunday Feb. 19. This year is a “Mardi Gras” theme complete with an ice carving contest, hay rides, a parade, Chili Cook-Off, pancake breakfast, music, refreshments and much more.

The Cedarburg History Museum is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please visit:

Cedarburg History Museum: 



N58 W6194 Columbia Rd
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Phone: 262-375-3676

The CHM is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Center to showcase the history of Ozaukee County.  All galleries and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays Noon to 4 p.m 


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