129 E. Maple St., Lancaster, WI 53813

Grant County History Museum

The Grant County History Museum
135 E. Maple St., Lancaster

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 and watch for upcoming special events.

Our Hours: Monday – Friday 1-4 pm 135 E Maple St. Lancaster, WI. & by Appointment – call 608 723-4925

Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage
The Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage
460 W. Madison St., Platteville

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: Saturdays May-October 10 am – 4 pm & by Appointment – Call Nancy – 608-778-1535.

Grant County Research Center

The Grant County Research Center
129 E. Maple St., Lancaster

We partner with the Grant County Genealogical Society at the Grant County Research Center, where thousands upon thousands of documents, business and school records, plat books and maps, genealogies, photos, and family history papers are made available to the public.

Our Hours: May through October Tuesdays through Fridays 1-4 pm & by Appointment – call 608 723-4925

Grant County One Room School Houses

published by the Grant County Genealogical Society

Available for purchase at the Grant County Research Center and/or online.

Grant County was once dotted with little country schoolhouses. For about 100 years, from the 1860s to the 1960s, the country school was an important part of life in this rural county. Today those country schools are closed, but the old buildings are still standing. Once you know what you’re looking for, you will start seeing them all around the countryside. Purchase a copy of Grant County One Room School Houses for photos and details on schools from all thirty-three Grant County townships.

To purchase books online, for pick-up or postal delivery, click the ‘Donate’ button that is available on the GCHS donation page. Use the drop-down menu on the PayPal page that is linked to that button to select your option (pick up or delivery).

The Grant County Historical Society is a member-owned, volunteer driven organization which incorporated as a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit 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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