Old World Wisconsin

History Musuems

Golden Rondelle Theater

1525 Howe St., Racine; Originally designed as the Johnson Wax Pavilion for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, the theater now serves as the center for the company's tour program. Includes a 45-minute guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed SC Johnson Administration Building. Also the home of the films "Carnauba: A Son’s Memoir" and "To Be Alive." Reservations required. Telephone: (262) 260-2154. www.scjohnson.com.

Milwaukee County Historical Society

910 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee; Founded in 1935 and focused on the comprehensive history, culture, people and places of Milwaukee County, it features a collection of artifacts and archival materials. The society shares Milwaukee’s stories at distinctive locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Offers education programs, exhibitions, a research library and special events. Open: 9:30-5 Mondays-Saturdays (Closed Sundays). Hours at historic sites vary by season. May close Saturdays in May-December for private events. Telephone: (414) 273-8288; www.milwaukeehistory.net.

Old Falls Village Museum

N96 W15792 County Line Rd., Menomonee Falls; The museum consists of a series of eight buildings that are maintained by the Menomonee Falls Historical Society and furnished with authentic artifacts. Open from May through September, except holidays; group tours by arrangement. Telephone: (262) 250-3901; www.oldfallsvillage.com.

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Hwy. 67, Eagle; Open-air, interactive history attraction located in southwest Waukesha County. Explore sensory-rich spaces, hear stories from docents in character, and engage in hands-on activities. Features farm and rural life with more than 65 historic buildings, an 1880’s village and octagonal Clausing Barn Café. Showcases food preparation methods, historic breeds of animals and heirloom gardens. Open May-October; Seasonal Hours & Daily in Summer; Post-Season Special Events. Telephone: (262) 594-6301; www.oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org.

Racine Heritage Museum

701 Main St., Racine; From astronaut Laurel Clark and architect Frank Lloyd Wright to Case steam tractors and the Underground Railroad, the Heritage Museum of Racine has something for everyone, including a new Racine County Sports Hall of Fame. Free Admission. Open 9-5 Tuesdays - Fridays, 10-3 Saturdays, 12-4 Sundays. Telephone: (262) 636-3926; www.racineheritagemuseum.org.

Ten Chimneys

S43 W31575 Depot Rd., Genesee Depot; The estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne is a museum and national resource for theatre, arts and arts education. 2020 Tours are offered May 12-December 1, 10-2:30 Tuesdays-Saturdays and Noon-2:30 Sundays. Reservations recommended. Telephone: (262) 968-4110; www.tenchimneys.org.

Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum

101 W. Main St., Waukesha; Located in an 1893 courthouse, the museum features three floors of exhibits, tours, special events, camps for kids and a research center that tell the story of Waukesha County from the time of the Ice Age. Open 10-4 Wednesdays-Saturdays. Telephone: (262) 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org.

West Allis Historical Society Museum

8405 W. National Ave., West Allis; Housed in an 1887 Richardsonian Romanesque "Cream City" brick building, the museum includes artifacts from an old-time dental clinic, a school room, blacksmith shop, pioneer room, tool room, general store, a cemetery plotted in 1849 and a log-cabin school. Research library contains historical information on West Allis and Town of Greenfield. Open 7-9 pm Tuesdays, 2-4 pm Sundays or by appointment. Telephone: (414) 541-6970; www.westallishistory.org.