Historic Site Markers

Historic site markers can be created not only for historical buildings, but also for places (historic, architectural, geological, natural history), events (real or legend), groups (archeological, cultural, ethnic associations) and persons (no longer living) who or which have made significant contributions to the history or prehistory of our community.  Historic site markers receive the approval of the Wisconsin State Historical Society and are listed on the official list of Wisconsin State Historical Markers.


Such markers are not only interesting to residents, but are often destinations for visitors to our area.  The Wisconsin Chair Factory Fire, Civil War Draft Riot, and Leland Stanford Office markets are examples of such historic site markers currently on view in Port Washington.  A new marker designating the historical location of the Mueller Tannery and significance of Charles A. Mueller will be placed in Rotary Park and dedicated in the spring of 2021.


If you have an interest in commemorating an historical building or an important place or event, please contact us.


The Port Washington Historical Society was founded in 1991. Over the years the organization has demonstrated its strong volunteer commitment as a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation, advancement and dissemination of the history of the Port Washington area.


Port Washington Historical Society

P.O. Box 491
Port Washington, WI 53074

Phone: 262-268-9150


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