2017 - Check out our events!!

The Pewaukee Apple display, in the Exhibit building, shows the history of this apple which was developed by Pewaukeean, George Peffer, who had a fruit farm and nursery across from what is now the Waukesha County Technical College campus.

From its surroundings and the appearance of the tree Mr. Peffer came to the conclusion that it was a seedling of the Duchess, fertilized by some winter variety perhaps the Jonathan or Northern Spy.

Mr. Peffer received an award in 1870 from the American Pomological Society for the Pewaukee Apple. There has been renewed interest in the Pewaukee Apple.

The Pewaukee Apple Display

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The Farm Kitchen Exhibit has been Expanded

The Exhibit Building, newly opened in the Fall of 2007, includes additional displays and has larger equipment, including a mail wagon and farm equipment. New equipment and displays are being added regularly.

What's New at the Pewaukee Area Historical Society?

2016 / 2017 Featured Display is "Businesses That Built Pewaukee"

We are featuring businesses of a by-gone era in this year's display.  Some of them might still be active businesses in Pewaukee!  Come enjoy seeing items that were sold, advertising that was used and prices you won't believe!!  Spend an hour or two touring the Clark House Museum and Steele Family Exhibit Building - there is something for everyone's interest. 



2017 Hours

May 28 - Oct. 29


1 pm - 4 pm


7 pm - 9 pm


By Appointment

Call (262) 691-0233 


Needed and Accepted Anytime!

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Clark House Museum
206 E Wisconsin Ave
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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 info@PewaukeeHistory.org


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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Pewaukee Area Historical Society

​​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.