The Tower Heritage Center will host Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience from August 18 – 28, 2021, during regular museum hours. This traveling exhibit, presented by the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at UW-Madison, is a 14-panel exhibit that explores German migration and settlement in Wisconsin, questions of ethnicity and identity in newly forged communities, and the cohesiveness of these communities over the decades, especially in times of economic crisis or war.
Visitors to West Bend Germanfest are encouraged to follow the German Heritage Trail signs along 5th Avenue from the Walnut Street entrance to the 1889 Courthouse Museum. Here, for the price of regular museum admission, visitors will enjoy the Neighbors exhibit as well as the rest of the Courthouse Museum. Heritage Center members enjoy free admission!
The 1889 Courthouse Museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.
The Tower Heritage Center – 320 S. 5th Ave, West Bend, WI 53095 August 18-28, 2021 Admission: Members and children 5 and under – Free; Adults (17-61) – $5.00; Children (6-16) & Seniors (62+) – $4.00