The Whitewater Historical Society

is immensely saddened to learn

of the recent passing of

our president, Alan Marshall.

He was an invaluable and tireless member

of the Society's Board of Directors,

and he will be sorely missed.



 Wednesdays 10 AM - 1 PM  

Saturdays 1 - 4 PM  

Sundays 1 - 4 PM  

Or call (262) 743-6820 for an appointment.  

 During February and March, the depot may be closed during inclement weather


The Depot Local History museum is located at 

301 W. Whitewater St, Whitewater WI  

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Whitewater Recollects: Car Culture 

A Great Success

We had an excellent turn-out for our second annual Whitewater Recollects event. This year, our discussion was car culture in Whitewater "back in the day." Our panelists were Donna Henry, Pat McCormick, Bruce Parker, and Dennis Stanton, who spoke about family car-related businesses and their own car-related hobbies. They also brought photos and other memorabilia that the audience enjoyed perusing. We had a lively discussion about old service stations, car dealerships, and car ownership in years past -- and present! 


Depot Museum New Temporary Exhibit:

Whitewater Stories

Come see our Temporary Gallery's new exhibit! Like all history, Whitewater's history is actually a series of stories – stories of the society,  events, and people living in the  Whitewater area over the passage of time. The permanent exhibit being developed in the Whitewater History Gallery will tell these stories. Our new temporary exhibit provides you a taste of the story-telling you will enjoy in our soon-to-be-completed Whitewater History Gallery. 


Halloween at the Depot


New Doors on Historic Stone Stable

 If you’ve passed by the Stone Stable on Whitewater Street recently, you may have noticed its new front door. Dale Carson, of Woodworks of LaGrange, recently replaced the plywood blank that filled the space after the former door was irreparably damaged last year with a period-appropriate, handmade double-door. Dale built the door in his workshop in LaGrange , working closely with Darold Rhinedollar, a blacksmith at Old World Wisconsin, who designed and fabricated the new wrought iron hinges and fastening hardware. The former single door on the stable was not original to the structure, and research revealed a double-door to be more consistent with the style of the building. The project was jointly funded by the Society and the City of Whitewater. The City of Whitewater owns the Stone Stable and leases it to the Society


Whitewater Recollects: Downtown

 A great time was had by all at the

Panel Discussion
on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Depot.
Our panel participants were Norwin Watson, Ruth Walton, Elmer McCulloch, and Marcie McCulloch. Our discussion of downtown Whitewater in the "good old days" ranged from the tear in the Strand Theater's movie screen to the great deals at the I.G.A. grocery store to Wednesday's "Silver Dollar Night." Our thanks to panel and audience alike!
Thank you, Whitewater!



was a great success! 

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