Pleasant Prairie Historical Society

The Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting locally important archeological, historic and cultural materials and sites, and providing educational opportunities to promote an appreciation of Pleasant Prairie’s Historical significance.  We continue to gathered bits and pieces of our history to help preserve the past and educate the future. 

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Recent News

Twelfth Night Holiday Tree Bonfire Event Canceled

Due to Kenosha County District Attorney’s announcement yesterday, the Twelfth Night Holiday Tree Bonfire scheduled for tonight, January 6, 2021, has been canceled. Keeping public safety in mind and out of an abundance of caution, the three organizations that host the Twelfth Night (Village of Pleasant Prairie, Pleasant Prairie Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Pleasant Prairie Historical Society) fully supported the decision to cancel the event. The Twelfth Night event will return in 2022. 

Pleasant Prairie adopted the Twelfth Night tradition in 1980 and continued the event for 13 consecutive years, ending in 1993. The tradition was renewed in 2020. The Village utilizes the occasion to dispose of dried holiday trees. Due to the Twelfth Night's cancellation, all holiday trees donated to the Twelfth Night will be chipped into mulch and used throughout the Village. The Village looks forward to seeing guests return in January 2022.

Museum Information

The Historical Society can be reached at 262-577-5115. Follow us at to stay updated on ongoing operations and updates.

NOTE: WE ARE CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 20th  due to exhibit construction. 

Pleasant Prairie History Museum
WINTER HOURS (January - April):

Second Sunday of the month: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All other Sundays are open by appointment only. Call 262-577-5115 to make an appointment. 
Every Wednesday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every Thursday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Located at 3875 116th Street, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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