Key Accomplishments

Restorations include:

  • Port Washington’s 1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Museum  More  
  • The historic 1852 Barnum Blake building as The Port Washington Historical Society Resource Center  More  
  • The 1907 Henry & Hill building as The Port Exploreum  More  

Awards include:

  • 2010 Wisconsin Historical Society Award for Maritime Heritage Festival Museum  More  
  • WISN 2013 Most Liked Historical Spot Award for the 1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Museum
  • 2014 Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions Historic Preservation Excellence Award for the restoration of the Barnum Blake Building that serves as the Port Washington Historical Society Resource Center  More  
  • Listing of Port Washington 1929 Fire House and 1860 Lighthouse on the State and National Historic Registers
  • Port Washington Chamber of Commerce 2014 Beautification Award for the Restoration of the 1852 Resource Center.

Education includes:

  • Publication of a book on the history of Port Washington
  • Establishment of historical markers in the community
  • Creation of three walking tours highlighting the city: Old Town Port Tour, Franklin Street Historic Walking Tour and The Historic City Center Tour
  • Creation of a walking tour of the Draft Riots of 1862.  More  
  • Preservation and collection of extensive materials and records of significance to Port Washington’s history
  • Programming for the community, schools, and organizations

 

1860 Lighthouse and Light Station Port Exploreum Resource Center