Collections

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Racine Heritage Museum collects and cares for the stories and physical evidence of Racine County’s diverse people and their cultural roots, their inventive manufacturing and business stories, their richly complex communities, and so much more. The artifacts we care for are both flat and three-dimensional, and are common and quirky, such as:

 

  • A ca. 300 BCE Egyptian mummy (our oldest artifact)
    • A Case 65 Steam Traction Engine (our heaviest artifact)
    • Evidence of Racine County’s underground railroad
    • Milk bottles, calendars, and advertising objects
    • Implements made and used by the County’s Native American populations
    • Roller Polo sticks and photos
    • A motorized Poky Little Puppy, and a wearable Poky suit
    • Racine-built automobiles, boats, and agricultural equipment
    • And so much more!

     

    Donate your history

    Racine Heritage Museum accepts donations of material related to Racine and Racine County, the people who live/d here, their families, work, home life, recreational activities, military service, and their national and international connections, and more. Interested in donating? Please call (262) 636-3926 or email inquire@racineheritagemuseum.org