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Summer Hours are in effect!

The Museums of Grant County Historical Society and our Research Center are open to visitors. The COVID-19 virus threat is diminishing, but we recommend that those who are vulnerable wear a mask in our facilities and practice distancing. Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Grant County History Museum

The Grant Co History Museum logo

Explore our exciting exhibits about the land and mining; arts and crafts including our historic quilts; community history; the Black farm community of Pleasant Ridge; our local soldiers; sports; and businesses in Grant County. See the Pink Pony and Sonny’s pedal car. Visit the Museum Store.

Our Hours: May through October Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00-4:00.

135 E Maple St. Lancaser, WI

Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage
The Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage, built in 1837-38

Tour the 1838 Mitchell-Rountree Stone cottage in Platteville, Wisconsin. See furnishings, clothing, books, and personal objects of the Mitchell and Rountree families dating from the 1820s through the 1950s. The Cottage is the oldest house in Platteville and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Our Hours: Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage May through October- Every Saturday from 10-4. Tours on the hour.

460 W Madison St. Platteville, WI

Grant County Research Center

Tod Gilliland of Lancaster shares his
World War II scrapbook with Board Secretary Linda Vesperman

We partner with the Grant County Genealogical at the Grant County Research Center. The Center houses thousands upon thousands of documents, business and school records, plats and maps, genealogies, photos, and family history papers.

Our Hours: May through October Tuesdays through Fridays 1-4pm.

By Appointment- call 608 723-4925

129 E. Maple St. Lancaster, WI

The Grant County Historical Society is a member-owned, volunteer driven organization which incorporated as a 501c3 Not for Profit charitable institution in 1950. We own and operate the Grant County History Museum located in Lancaster, WI and the Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage Museum located in Platteville, WI. We collaborate with Grant Co Genealogical Society at the Grant Co Research Center located next door to the History Museum. For more information, call 608 723-4925 or email historicalsociety@tds.net

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