Dodge County Historical Society

105 Park Avenue, Beaver Dam

Hours: 1 pm–4 pm  Open: Wednesday–Saturday all year
Special tours by appointment. Call 920.887.1266

Kurt Sampson, curator

The dodge County Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation, advancement and dissemination of the knowledge and history of Dodge County Wisconsin, and Beaver Dam. The museum is located in the former Williams Free Library, founded in 1890 by John J. Williams, a prominent citizen of  Beaver Dam. The dedication of the building was held on July 15, 1891, with five thousand people attending.

Three floors of historical artifacts and displays, including an authentic one-room school house, extensive military display, Victorian era furnishings and dress, early farm life display, and a “classy” 1902 Rambler. The basement level, which opened in July of 2005, features a look back to “Old Beaver Dam,” with emphasis on its industry and businesses.

Annual events at the museum include a Lake Days lawn party, Octoberfest Day, Christmas tree trimming party for youngsters and an Open House in conjunction with Beaver Dam’s Christmas parade.

Mailing address:
105 Park Avenue
Beaver Dam, WI 53916