Pewaukee Area Historical Society

Do you have any artifacts or memories of Waukesha Beach to share? Contact the Pewaukee Area Historical Society at (262) 691-0233 or e-mail


The History of the Settlement and Progress of Pewaukee, Wisconsin (1836-1876-1976)

Editor: Redfield, Lorraine C. 

​$10 Plus S/H

Green Road and Duplainville Area

Author: Wiedeman, Mildred (1992)

$4 Plus S/H

Echos from Pioneer Trails: The Story of Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Author: Ryan, Joseph E (1963)

$4 Plus S/H

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​​The Pewaukee Area Historical Society is a nonprofit organization, 501 (c) (3), dependent upon private funding for capital improvements and ongoing operations. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 


Needed and Accepted Anytime!

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2018 Hours

May 27 - Oct. 28


1 pm - 4 pm


7 pm - 9 pm


By Appointment

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Clark House Museum
206 E Wisconsin Ave
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Pewaukee Area Historical Society Event Information

Visit the Clark House Museum in 2019 and discover Pewaukee's history!  We will also be displaying some of our new acquisitions.  No entrance charge.  Our regular open hours are Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 p.m. from May 26, 2018 - October 27, 2019 or anytime by appointment.  The Steele Exhibit Building is located behind the Clark House Museum​.     

January 30, 2019 - Annual Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Pewaukee Public Library, Community Room, 210 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI - MEETING CANCELLED

This meeting has been CANCELLED due to the weather.  It has not been rescheduled at this time.  ​Following a brief business meeting and election of officers, Ray Warell, President of Dynex Corporation, a long time Pewaukee business, will present our program and tell about the history of the company.  No charge, all are welcome.

April 24, 2019 - Spring Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Clark House Museum, Steele Exhibit Bldg

Following a brief business meeting, Tom Koepp, Manager and John Ruf, Board Member from the Lake Pewaukee Sanitary District will present our program to update us on accomplishments and improvements to Pewaukee Lake in the last five years.  No charge, all are welcome.

May 21, 2019 - Community Night - 7:00 p.m. at the Clark House Museum, Steele Exhibit Bldg., presented by Pewaukee High School History Students

Pewaukee High School students will present our program on World War I .  This annual event presented by students of Pewaukee history teacher Aaron Yuskis is always an interesting evening for everyone.  No charge, all are welcome.

June 9, 2019 - Show Us Your Collection - Noon - 4:00 p.m. at the Clark House Museum, Steele Exhibit Bldg.

Plan on attending this event to see what other people collect and learn about their collections.  Let us know if you have a collection that you would like to share with others.  Tables are free to members and only $10.00 for non members.  This is a fun family afternoon - no charge to attend.

July 7, 2019 - Ice Cream Social - Noon - 4:00 p.m. at the Clark House Museum, Steele Exhibit Bldg.

Take a step back in time and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of entertainment, old time kids games, tour the Clark House Museum and purchase an ice cream treat.  All are welcome.

August 17, 2019 - Antique & Classic Boat Show - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Pewaukee Lakefront

Visit the Pewaukee Area Historical Society booth to learn about Pewaukee's history.

​​September 8, 2019 - Harvest Fest - Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Old World Pewaukee . . . . .This event on the grounds of the Clark House Museum features old time crafts and hands-on activities:  weaving, a blacksmith, carving, butter churning, corn shelling, square dancing and much more.  Genealogist Marilyn Hagerstrand will be available to help get you started to explore your family history.  Lunch, baked goods, and produce available for purchase. Plan on attending this free family friendly event.

September 26-28, 2019 - Rummage Sale

Our annual Rummage Sale will be held in the STEELE EXHIBIT BLDG on the grounds of the Clark House Museum.  DONATIONS ARE NEEDED - Save your items to be donated until the week before the rummage sale.

DROP OFF DATES:  September 18, 22 & 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., September 21 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon.  

SALE DATES:  September 26th - 2:00-6:00 p.m., September 27th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., September 28th - 9:00 a.m. - Noon

ITEMS WE CAN ACCEPT:  Knick knacks, specialty linens or bedding, Christmas or holilday decorations, antique & vintage items, crafts, old books, small working kitchen appliances, dishes, kitchen items, home furnishings, artwork, decorative lawn art, small furniture items, vintage clothing, and decorative baskets.

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT:  TVs, computers, food, cosmetics, perfume, clothes, large furniture, drapes, electronics, large appliances and exercise equipment.

ALSO NEEDED:  Newspapers, plastic and paper grocery bags for packaging the purchases.

October 30, 2019 - Fall Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Clark House, Steele Exhibit Bldg.

Program TBA.  No charge.  All are welcome.

​December 7, 2019 - Tree Lighting - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Clark House Museum

The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by the Pewaukee Kiwanis Club and hosted by the Pewaukee Area Historical Society is at the Clark House Museum.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arrive by fire truck at 2:15 p.m. to visit with the children.  Take pictures with Santa (bring your own camera).  Activities:  Santa's gift shop for the little ones to purchase a gift for mom and/or dad (wrapping included), crafts for kids, caroling, cookies and hot chocolate provided by the Pewaukee Kiwanis and much more.  The Community Christmas Tree will be lit at 5:00 p.m.  All are welcome to this free fun family afternoon!