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Waupun Heritage Museum


Located at 22 S. Madison St. Waupun,Wi. 53963

The cornerstone of Carnegie Library was placed October 11th 1904 and opened to the public on October 22nd, 1905. It served as the city library until the new library opened in 1968. for a few years the building was home to the Educational Service Center until, the Waupun Historical Society leased the building in 1971. The society, as custodians of the building, renamed it the Waupun Heritage Museum. In it you will find treasures and artifacts belonging to the people and businesses of Waupun.




The Waupun Heritage Museum is home to the Citadel.  The Citadel is one of Shaler's masterpieces, was moved here in 1994 from the University of So. California where it had been on display since 1942. It was brought to Waupun in 1994 and is now placed in front of the building. 


All kinds of local artifacts are preserved and on display, along with photographs, paintings, maps, books, and other interesting items!

Many of the medical items on display were donated by one of Waupuns earliest druggist. Freeborn S. Keech was born 4 miles north of town on May 28, 1845 and lived his entire life in Waupun. He is buried in Forest Mound Cemetery near the top of the hill.


Our expansive Military room has thousands of items on display. Here you will find artifacts ranging from pre-Civil war to modern day.