The museum's collection includes over 30,000 donated artifacts related to local history, which must be inventoried and catalogued on an ongoing basis.
Each item in the artifact collection, including the four historic buildings, requires specific preservation techniques to ensure that the artifacts will be usable in telling Sheboygan County's story for generations to come.
Public programming at the museum includes Full-Day Student Education Programs, reaching nearly 2,500 students per year; Third Saturday Programs, reaching 250 visitors per month; and the Holiday Memories exhibit, visited by 5,000 to 6,000 people per year. In addition, walk-in traffic during the museum's regular season accounts for roughly 1,000 visitors each year.
The three facets of the Society's mission--collect, preserve, and educate--are like legs on a tripod, distinct from each other and yet inseparable. Fulfilling the mission requires volunteer help, both ongoing and event-specific, to continue serving the community now and into the future.