Sheboygan County Historical Research Center
The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center specializes in the preservation and storage of written records of all of Sheboygan County and the surrounding area. It is a private, non-profit archive that funds itself primarily by memberships and donations. Please keep this in mind as you use our services.
Sheboygan County Historical Museum
3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan
Originally the home to Judge Taylor and built in 1850’s, the Sheboygan County Historical Museum features separate themes in each of its rooms. Also on the grounds is the Weinhold Family homestead, built in 1864. Furnished with original pioneer items, it is one of the few remaining log cabins in the county. In 1999 an additional 20,000 square foot building was added to the complex to house permanent and changing exhibits, seasonal displays and museum store. Exhibits include medical, maritime, circus histories, local baseball, early agriculture and related trades, and artifacts and history of local Native Americans. Open April – Oct., Mon. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Friday after Thanksgiving thru Dec. 31st, Noon to 5 and at other times for special programing. Please visit our FaceBook page, Sheboygan County Historical Society, for more information and schedule of events. Admission
Above and Beyond Children’s Museum
902 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan
Featuring many ‘hands on’ interactive exhibits for your kids and the ‘kid’ in you, the children’s museum is designed to intrigue, stimulate and satisfy the mind, all while having fun. Special programs and events are also featured through out the year. Hours 9am to 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission.
The Wreck of the Lottie Cooper
Broughton Drive, Sheboygan
Discovered at the bottom of the Sheboygan harbor, the sunken ruins of the Lottie Cooper, built in 1876 and lost in gale force winds on Lake Michigan in 1894, are now on display in Deland Park, part of the Harbor Centre Marina. Self-tours and guided tours are available of this once great three masted schooner that has been recovered and re-assembled; it is today only a reminder of the 700 vessels lost in Lake Michigan.