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 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. 

Pewaukee Area Historical Society Event Information

Our 2017 featured display is "Businesses That Built Pewaukee".  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 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017 or always by appointment.  The Steele Exhibit Building is located behind the Clark House Museum​.     

January 25, 2017 - Quarterly Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Pewaukee Public Library, Community Room, 210 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI

​Following a brief business meeting and election of officers, Bill Schley will provide our program on the Lynndale Farms Racetrack in Pewaukee and his book "Four Short Years The Lynndale Farms Road Racing Course Story".  No charge, all are welcome.

April 26, 2017 - Quarterly Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Clark House Museum, Steele Exhibit Bldg

Following a brief business meeting, our program will be presented by Jeanine Knutson on the history of the 5 O'Clock Club in Pewaukee. No charge, all are welcome.

May 23 - Community Night - 7:00 p.m. at the Clark House Museum, Steele Exhibit Bldg., presented by Pewaukee High School History Students

The students will present a program on "The 1960's in Pewaukee and America".  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 11, 2017 - 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 9, 2017 - 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 19, 2017 - 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 10, 2017 - Harvest Fest - Noon - 5:00 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.  Lunch, baked goods, and produce available for purchase. Plan on attending this free family friendly event.

September 28-30, 2017 - 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 20, 24 & 27 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., September 23 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon.  

SALE DATES:  September 28th - 4:00-8:00 p.m., September 29th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., September 30th - 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 25, 2017 - Quarterly Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Clark House, Steele Exhibit Bldg.

Our guest speaker will be Gene Clark who lives in Dr. Robert's home on Highway SS.  He will share stores of paranormal activity happening at his house . . . . . . just in time for Halloween!  All are welcome.

​December 2, 2017 - Tree Lighting - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Clark House Museum

The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting hosted by the Pewaukee Area Historical Society 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!




2017 Hours

May 28 - Oct. 29


1 pm - 4 pm


7 pm - 9 pm


By Appointment

Call (262) 691-0233 


Needed and Accepted Anytime!

 Call    (262) 691-0233

Clark House Museum
206 E Wisconsin Ave
Pewaukee, WI 53072


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

Order Now!

Call (262) 691-0233