- Arts & Culture
This free, unique and interactive museum tells the story of this country’s journey from horse-and-plow to horsepower. Vintage equipment, artifacts, and memorabilia capture significant moments that have shaped the American landscape for more than 12 decades. Historic vignettes transport you into an 1890s factory, 1930s farm culture, and a 1960 backyard. Step inside a life-sized snow globe for a unique photo opportunity! Housed inside the company’s original manufacturing facility, the 14,000 sq ft museum features STEM-focused interactive exhibits for kids to learn how gears, belts and pulleys work to power machines. Open M-F 8am-4:30pm or by appointment.
Brillion Historical Museum and History House
Museum exhibits include farm machinery, an old fire truck, arrowheads & artifacts, woodworking tools, blacksmith tools and much more! The museum is located behind the History House or "Green Hotel", Brillion's first hotel, built in 1872. No admission fee but donations appreciated. Open the second Saturday in June, July and August from 9:00 AM-Noon or by appointment.
Calumet County Historical Society Museum
Antique machinery, old cars and trucks, and much more. Open to the public on Sundays from 1-4pm, June through September, or by appointment. For an appointment phone (920) 849-4042 or email info @calumetcountyhistoricalsociety.org. Located south of Chilton on the corner of Irish Road and Hwy 32/57.
The Heritage Museum at St. Martin Heritage Park
Nestled inside the St. Martin Heritage Chapel lies the history of the former St. Martin Catholic Church and its founders. German records from over a century ago were translated and photos collected reveal the heart and soul of the community. Special features include: the complete history of the property, a timeline of the Catholic Education of St. Martin Catholic School and stories of local heroes from the American Civil War and WWI. The museum is the work of so many hands and you are invited to browse the history any time at stmartinheritagepark.org. The Heritage Museum is open during most events or call Kathy, Museum Director, for a personal tour at (920) 849-9281.
Pioneer Corner Museum
Vintage displays, antique artifacts, a diorama of old New Holstein, New Holstein Civil War soldiers exhibit, streets of New Holstein vignettes, the Fenn Button Collection, Turnverein and Schutzenverein memorabilia and much more. Open Saturdays and Sundays, May through October, from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM or by appointment. For an appointment, contact the New Holstein Historical Society at (920) 898-5746.
This Greek Revival style home from 1873 was restored to its Victorian elegance in 2007. It is one of the best examples of Stick Style design remaining in the Midwest. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. It was originally owned by Hermann Christian Timm and his wife Augusta, immigrants from Germany. The house remained in the Timm family until 1974, during which time very few changes were made to the building. The house is restored to its original condition during the period from 1892 to 1906. Guided tours of both the first and second floor take approximately 45 minutes. The house is open Saturdays and Sundays, May through October, from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM or by appointment. It is also open between Thanksgiving and Christmas for the Timm House Christmas. For an appointment, contact the New Holstein Historical Society at (920) 898-5746. Fee is charged for tours.