Mukwonago Red Brick Museum

Mukwonago Red Brick Museum Open the 2nd and 4th Sundays, June-September, 1-4 pm The past is present here…from Mukwonago and beyond!
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MISSION: To preserve objects significant to the development and culture of Mukwonago and the surrounding areas and serve as a resource for educating the public about local history. MUSEUM FEATURES HOUSE MUSEUM: Sewall Andrew’s 3-bedroom brick home decorated in a Victorian theme filled with furniture and items a house in the mid-1800’s would contain. NATIVE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS: North American tribe artifacts including the Grutzmacher Collection containing prehistoric stone items; the Schoewe Collection featuring Wisconsin tribe beadwork, moccasins, bowls, etc.; and the Kirkby Collection showcasing Canadian tribe fur trade era artifacts. http://www.mukwonagomuseum.org/about/american-indian-collections/ THE TRADING POST: Representative of Sewall’s General Store filled with antique food containers, outdoor implements and other items used by early settlers in everyday life and housing the museum’s gift shop. BEAUTIFUL GARDENS: Stunning grounds and gardens, a UW-Extension Master Gardener site featuring the Medicine Wheel Garden’s circle of life and heirloom gardens filled with era-appropriate flowers and foliage. MUSEUM HISTORY Located in the heart of downtown Mukwonago, Wisconsin, the Mukwonago Museum was first established in 1967, when the Red Brick House was purchased with funds left by Mr. Arthur Grutzmacher. Built in 1842 by original Mukwonago settler Sewall Andrews, the home has been restored to a lovely Victorian house, reminiscent of the post-Civil War period with an attached cedar-lined, converted sheep barn housing an extensive, unique collection of Native American artifacts from North American tribes. For 40 years, community volunteers have staffed the museum, updated rooms, and educated guests to impart a love for history to all who visit this unique Mukwonago attraction. EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, EXHIBITS Past events and activities include Ice Cream Socials; Fall Fest and Midnight Magic tours; Children’s Book Club; and Quilt Show participation. The Exhibit booths in the Welcome Room change annually and feature artifacts from the museum’s archives and loaned by museum. The 2014 theme is “Wiigwas – the Gift of Birch” and the 125-year anniversary of the Mukwonago Chief. Past topics include Early Settlers; modern-day items and their historical ancestors; Women’s Suffrage Movement; Native American artifacts; Mukwonago’s impact on the Civil War, WWI and WWII WAYS TO SUPPORT US You can help the museum by becoming a member; volunteering to clean, garden, plan and staff events; giving tours; participating in our events and encouraging friends and family to take a tour!

Mukwonago's Midnight Magic is on DECEMBER 1, 2018!!! The Museum has been decorated for you by some very talented volunte...
12/01/2018

Mukwonago's Midnight Magic is on DECEMBER 1, 2018!!! The Museum has been decorated for you by some very talented volunteers and features FOUR Christmas trees and Christmas dolls from a beloved museum volunteer's collection. Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas and enjoy some refreshments! MUSEUM HOURS: 4-9pm

10/16/2018
FALL FEST & WALK-THRU TOURS THIS SATURDAY 11am-2pm!FULL TOURS THIS SUNDAY 1-4pm!Make this the weekend you FINALLY see wh...
09/19/2018

FALL FEST & WALK-THRU TOURS THIS SATURDAY 11am-2pm!
FULL TOURS THIS SUNDAY 1-4pm!
Make this the weekend you FINALLY see what's inside that cool old house you've been driving by all these years! Teaser: It's a LOT bigger inside than it looks from the road...
It's our FINAL WEEKEND OF THE 2018 Season. See you there!

08/18/2018
06/12/2018
Do you support preservation of Mukwonago's History?ATTEND THE "MAKE DOWNTOWN YOURS" OPEN HOUSE AT THE MUKWONAGO LIBRARY ...
04/06/2018

Do you support preservation of Mukwonago's History?
ATTEND THE "MAKE DOWNTOWN YOURS" OPEN HOUSE AT THE MUKWONAGO LIBRARY THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018, 4-7pm!!!
See attached flyer for more details.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 4-9pm during Midnight Magic!!!Step into a lovely Victorian Christmas past and visit your Mukwonago...
11/27/2017

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 4-9pm during Midnight Magic!!!
Step into a lovely Victorian Christmas past and visit your Mukwonago Red Brick Museum during Midnight Magic!

11/27/2017
*** SOLD OUT ***Victorian Tea - Saturday, Oct 14 @ 1:00pm at the Museum.Tickets - still available but only 5 left.  Cont...
09/27/2017

*** SOLD OUT ***
Victorian Tea - Saturday, Oct 14 @ 1:00pm at the Museum.
Tickets - still available but only 5 left. Contact Ann at 262-363-8681 to purchase yours today! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to see the incredible program that showcases amazing colorful, intricate, textured 2D and 3D VICTORIAN VALENTINES specially selected from the our guest's collection of over 600.

Mukwonago Museum - OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY Sept 23-24SATURDAY Sep 23 - MUKWONAGO FALL FEST:Walk-thru tours 11am-2pm; Civi...
09/21/2017

Mukwonago Museum - OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY Sept 23-24

SATURDAY Sep 23 - MUKWONAGO FALL FEST:
Walk-thru tours 11am-2pm; Civil War actors; free Appraisals outside - bring your special piece; home-baked goods for sale.

SUNDAY Sep 24: Walk-thru tours - LAST CHANCE FOR TOURS IN 2017

Mukwonago Museum Annual Victorian Tea.Saturday, October 14, 2017Tickets are available by calling Ann at 262-363-8681.  L...
08/30/2017

Mukwonago Museum Annual Victorian Tea.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Tickets are available by calling Ann at 262-363-8681. Limited to 25 seats. Come join the fun!

08/20/2017
08/20/2017
Did someone say Ice Cream?  Root Beer?  Floats?Come to your Mukwonago Museum next weekend for the annual Ice Cream Socia...
08/20/2017

Did someone say Ice Cream? Root Beer? Floats?
Come to your Mukwonago Museum next weekend for the annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser & free tours AND ENTER THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY "WHAT IS IT?" CONTEST!!!

TOURS TODAY 1-4pm !!!Play the 50th Anniversary "Find the Item" quiz - prizes drawn at the end of our 2017 season from en...
07/09/2017

TOURS TODAY 1-4pm !!!
Play the 50th Anniversary "Find the Item" quiz - prizes drawn at the end of our 2017 season from entries with all correct answers.

Come take a tour today from 1-4pm!  Check out our 50th Anniversary Quiz!
06/25/2017

Come take a tour today from 1-4pm! Check out our 50th Anniversary Quiz!

TODAY - NOON UNTIL 4:00PMOPEN HOUSE 2017 - Mukwonago Red Brick Museum!Get out of the heat and into the past - come find ...
06/11/2017

TODAY - NOON UNTIL 4:00PM
OPEN HOUSE 2017 - Mukwonago Red Brick Museum!

Get out of the heat and into the past - come find out who settled Mukwonago, when they came here and why they chose this spot! Not available? Check out our schedule and come another time this summer. See you soon! - Your Friendly Docent Volunteers

Timeline Photos
06/11/2017

Timeline Photos

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05/30/2017

Timeline Photos

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05/17/2017

Timeline Photos

MUKWONAGO MIDNIGHT MAGICSaturday, December 3, 2016 -- 4-10pmThe museum will be in its holiday finest and open for walk-t...
11/13/2016

MUKWONAGO MIDNIGHT MAGIC
Saturday, December 3, 2016 -- 4-10pm
The museum will be in its holiday finest and open for walk-thru tours (first floor only) during Midnight Magic. Come find out why most of our first-time visitors say "The house seems so much bigger when you're INSIDE!"

4th Annual Victorian Benefit TeaSaturday, October 22, 2016 - Door opens at 1:00pmPRESENTATION:  Victorian Parlor Hobbies...
10/03/2016

4th Annual Victorian Benefit Tea
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Door opens at 1:00pm
PRESENTATION: Victorian Parlor Hobbies by collector S. Maslowski
FOOD: A delicious savory and sweet selection.
Step back in time and join us for a lovely afternoon in Mukwonago...
Tickets: call Ann 262-363-8681 or Sue 262-363-3915

Come to the Mukwonago Library tonight!
09/28/2016

Come to the Mukwonago Library tonight!

Timeline Photos
08/17/2016

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
07/13/2016

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
07/13/2016

Timeline Photos

07/13/2016

The Victorian tea scheduled for this Saturday, July 16, 2016 has been postponed and will be held in October 2016 instead. Stop back later for an exact date.

The Mukwonago Historical Society presents“Colonel Nicholas P. Iglehart: Life, Legacy, Mystery and the Wonderful Oakton...
01/31/2016

The Mukwonago Historical Society presents
“Colonel Nicholas P. Iglehart: Life, Legacy, Mystery and the Wonderful Oakton Spring Waters of Pewaukee, Wisconsin”
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Mukwonago Community Library - 511 Division St, Mukwonago WI USA

A Multi-Media Biography by Local Historian Henry Hecker
Who was Col. Nicolas Iglehart? Why did he move to Pewaukee? What did he build in conjunction with Oakton Springs? Where is it today? Come find out from Henry who will pay tribute to Iglehart's fascinating life accomplishments with photos, documents, and artifacts.

LAST CHANCE TO VISIT THE MUSEUM IN 2015!!!Join us from 4-10pm for Walk-Thru tours on Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 during Midnig...
11/28/2015

LAST CHANCE TO VISIT THE MUSEUM IN 2015!!!
Join us from 4-10pm for Walk-Thru tours on Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 during Midnight Magic in Mukwonago. -- www.mukwonagomuseum.org

"Mukwonago History in Photos"Presented by John Schoenknecht - Author, HistorianWednesday, November 4, 2015 at 6:30pmFree...
11/04/2015

"Mukwonago History in Photos"
Presented by John Schoenknecht - Author, Historian
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 6:30pm
Free & Open to the Public
Mukwonago Community Library - 511 Division St, Mukwonago WI USA
http://www.mukcom.lib.wi.us/

ICE CREAM SOCIAL& TOURS THIS SUNDAY!!!AUGUST 23, 2015Cones, Sundaes, Root Beer FloatsAlso available in custom “Red Bri...
08/22/2015

ICE CREAM SOCIAL& TOURS THIS SUNDAY!!!
AUGUST 23, 2015

Cones, Sundaes, Root Beer Floats
Also available in custom “Red Brick Museum” pint glasses
Water & Lemonade

Stop by and relax under our tent and enjoy a frozen treat or cool beverage. Take a tour from 1-4pm – they’re free!

Website: www.mukwonagomuseum.org

Come in for a tour Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 1-4pm!- House Museum - built in 1841-42- Log Cabin representing Sewall An...
08/09/2015

Come in for a tour Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 1-4pm!
- House Museum - built in 1841-42
- Log Cabin representing Sewall Andrew's General Store
- Lovely park-like grounds - a Wisconsin Master Gardener site

www.mukwonagomuseum.org

Come in for a tour this Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 1-4pm!- House Museum - built in 1841-42- Indian Room with Native Amer...
07/22/2015

Come in for a tour this Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 1-4pm!

- House Museum - built in 1841-42
- Indian Room with Native American artifacts
- Log Cabin representing Sewall Andrew's General Store
- Lovely park-like grounds - a Wisconsin Master Gardener site

www.mukwonagomuseum.org

LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS FOR THIS SATURDAY'S TEA!2015 Victorian Tea at the Mukwonago MuseumTickets now available - this a...
07/16/2015

LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS FOR THIS SATURDAY'S TEA!

2015 Victorian Tea at the Mukwonago Museum
Tickets now available - this a rare opportunity to spend time IN the museum as a guest! Tea and authentic food served. Limited number of tickets available so reserve yours early to ensure a spot.
Saturday, July 18, 2014
Tickets $20 - Advance Purchase only, 12 y/o and up
2015 Presentation: "Women's Secrets: The Layers Underneath Their Fashions"
Contact Ann-262-363-8681 or Sue 262-363-3915 or stop in at Miller Pharmacy (call first to ensure tickets are still available there - 262-363-4001 www.millerrx.com)

Stop in for a FREE tour this Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1-4pm!!!
06/09/2015

Stop in for a FREE tour this Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1-4pm!!!

Come visit us this summer - tours start June 14.
06/04/2015

Come visit us this summer - tours start June 14.

2015 Victorian Tea at the Mukwonago MuseumTickets now available - this a rare opportunity to spend time IN the museum as...
05/18/2015

2015 Victorian Tea at the Mukwonago Museum
Tickets now available - this a rare opportunity to spend time IN the museum as a guest! Tea and authentic food served. Limited number of tickets available so reserve yours early to ensure a spot.

Saturday, July 18, 2014
Tickets $20 - Advance Purchase only, 12 y/o and up
2015 Presentation: "Women's Secrets: The Layers Underneath Their Fashions"
Contact Ann-262-363-8681 or Sue 262-363-3915

http://www.lakecountrynow.com/news/mukwonagochief/moving-history--mukwonago-historical-society-takes-on-big-project-with...
05/01/2015
Moving history — Mukwonago Historical Society takes on big project with Martin Field House

http://www.lakecountrynow.com/news/mukwonagochief/moving-history--mukwonago-historical-society-takes-on-big-project-with-martin-field-house-b99486672z-301474511.html

Village of Mukwonago— If the Mukwonago Historical Society has its way, the original portion of the Martin Field House would be used as an extension of the Red Brick Museum. That is, if approvals by the village plan commission, and any other agencies involved in moving the structure, are met.

04/06/2015

You, too, can be a part! VOLUNTEER TODAY! Do, please, come join us behind the scenes as we learn and have fun together sharing in Mukwonago's historical past in the present all the while ensuring our exciting future! Contact Elouise at 262-363-4090 by April 11th.

http://www.mukwonagomuseum.org/

HELP! We need your help for a variety of volunteer opportunities during this 2015 season! If you are interested or know ...
03/30/2015

HELP! We need your help for a variety of volunteer opportunities during this 2015 season! If you are interested or know someone who needs volunteer hours, is a retiree, or just loves history, we need you! The museum will be open the 2nd and 4th Sundays from June through September. Please join us for an informational meeting Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the museum. RSVP Elouise 262-363-4090 by April 11th.

10/02/2014

One more chance to see the Red Brick Museum and the Wiigwas exhibit this year--MIDNIGHT MAGIC on December 6! Please come and join us at the museum and see it donned in all of it's Victorian Christmas splendor!

The Red Brick Museum is open SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 from 1-4pm for the last of our Sunday tours this 2014 season.  D...
09/25/2014

The Red Brick Museum is open SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 from 1-4pm for the last of our Sunday tours this 2014 season. Don't miss your chance to see the Wiigwas (Birchbark) exhibit and a tribute to the Mukwonago Chief's 125th Birthday!!!

Vi & Melinda Myers
09/04/2014

Vi & Melinda Myers

Victorian Tea, Ice Cream Social, Fall Fest, etc.
08/28/2014

Victorian Tea, Ice Cream Social, Fall Fest, etc.

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103 Main St (Intersection Of Hwys 83 & ES)
Mukwonago, WI
53149

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