The Grant County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that manages the Cunningham Museum in Lancaster, WI and the Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage in Platteville, WI. GCHS also maintains an archival and photograph collection of Grant County history at the Cunningham Museum.

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Grant County Historical Society is run by our wonderful volunteers and our part time museum director. We are not part of the county government.


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

2019 Board

Executive Board

  • Shirley Bowden — President
  • Melvin Case — Vice President
  • Margie Sherwin — Secretary/ Treasurer

Board Members

  • Joyce Bos
  • Sonia Case
  • James Hibbard
  • Lu Jones
  • Leigh Monhardt
  • Steve Obershaw
  • Bette Steinbrenner
  • Rick Udelhoren
  • Dennis Wilson

2019 Staff

  • Rachel Lewis, Director