Pleasant Ridge Exhibit

The Grant County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization that manages the new Grant County History Museum in Lancaster, WI and the Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage in Platteville, WI. GCHS also maintains a Research Center in conjunction with the Grant County Genealogy Society in Lancaster.

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Grant County Historical Society is largely run by our wonderful volunteers. Our team is comprised of our dedicated Board of Directors, and volunteers, We are not part of the county government. Please join us in our mission!


To enrich lives by collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Grant County, Wisconsin.

2023 Board Members (updated October 2023)

  • Margie Sherwin— President
  • Larry Busch — Vice President
  • Linda Vesperman — Secretary
  • Judy Vesperman — Treasurer
  • Joe Sherwin
  • Dennis Wilson  
  • Joyce Bos                     
  • Terry Burns
  • Kathy Schink
  • Melissa Arevalo
  • Laurie Graney
  • Sonia Case
  • Karen Reese- President of GCGS

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