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Racine Heritage Museum | Open House Racine County

Racine Heritage Museum


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Racine Heritage Museum

RHM Exhibits
RHM Entrance

Building Information

Building Information: 
Andrew Carnegie granted Racine funds for a new public library in 1901. John Laurence Mauran was selected as architect and designed the building in Renaissance Revival Style. Architectural elements used in construction include: Bedford Stone 7 feet tall, topped by St. Louis granite, pressed brick with strong horizontal lines, and terra cotta clayware for decoration. The building was home to Racine’s library from 1904-1958. The Historical Society and Racine County Historical Museum both operated within the site from 1962-1982, when they merged to form the Racine County Historical Society and Museum, Inc., known today as the Racine Heritage Museum.

Visitor Experience

Visitor Experience: 
The Racine Heritage Museum offers something for everyone to discover! While experiencing the gracious Renaissance Revival style of this one-time Carnegie Library building, visitors learn in a family friendly atmosphere about Racine County’s pioneering settlers and immigrant groups, the county-wide Underground Railroad network, Racine’s early history as a thriving Great Lakes commercial port, and discover our Mummy! Encounter Racine County sports stars in the Sports Hall of Fame (the first at-bat in the first World Series was a Racine County boy) and visit the Archives Research Center (10a.m.-1p.m.) to search for your own history.


701 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403



10AM - 4PM

Event Permissions:

Photography Permitted: 
Photography Not Permitted
Filming Permitted: 
Filming Not Permitted

Building Accessibility:

Not accessible to persons with disabilities

Restroom Availability:

Restrooms will be available for visitors