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Many former courthouses have been put to other uses -- and some still operating courthouses have historic significance of their own.  As usual, please let us know if we've missed any.  
 

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Wisconsin
Balsam Lake
Polk County WI Museum
Old Courthouse
Balsam Lake WI

Phone 
715 485-3292
Web Site  http://www.co.polk.wi.us/museum/
E-mail  mailto:bgarrish@win.bright.net
Description 50 galleries on 3 floors of renovated courthouse display local artifacts, example rooms and stores; Rural school museum 1 block away
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Courthouse
Era 1899
Owner/Operator:  Polk County Historical Society

  WI

  Durand

  Old Courthouse Museum

  Washington Square

  PO Box 74

  Durand  WI   54736    

  Phone   715 672-5423

  Web Site  http://www.portalwisconsin.org/location.cfm?startrow=1&locid=68&loctype=3

  Description  last woodframe courthouse in Wisconsin

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Courthouse

  New or Updated:   9/28/2004


  WI

  Hurley

  Iron County Historical Museum

  303 Iron Street

  Hurley WI  54534    

  Phone   715 561-2244

  Web Site  http://www.hurleywi.com/IronCountyHistory/

  Description  local logging, agricultural, mining history

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Courthouse

  New or Updated:   9/18/2004

  WI

  Ladysmith

  Rusk County Historical Society Museum

  Ladysmith Fairgrounds

  Ladysmith WI

  Phone   715 532-6450

  Web Site  http://www.rootsweb.com/~wirusk/museum.htm

  Toll Free  8005357875

  Description  located on county fairgrounds, contains a dozen buildings filled with local

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Building Collection

  Building Type   Courthouse

  New or Updated:  10/6/2004

Wisconsin
Waukesha
Waukesha County Museum
101 West Main Street
Waukesha WI
Phone
262 521-2859
Web Site  http://www.waukeshacountymuseum.org/
Description local fur trading, Civil War, Springs, toy exhibits
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Courthouse
Industry Profession  Fur Trading
Collection N-Z  Toys
Research/Reading  Library
Era  1893

Wisconsin
West Bend
Old Courthouse Square Museum
320 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend WI 53095
Phone 
262 335-4678
Web Site http://www.co.washington.wi.us/data/historicalsoc.html
E-mail  mailto:webmaster@co.washington.wi.us
Description  local history in renovated courthouse with interactive exhibit space, circuit courtroom and period display rooms
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Courthouse
Research/Reading  Archives
Era  1889
Owner/Operator  Washington County WI Historical Society

 

 
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