220 51ste, Kenosha Wisconsin 53140
262-654-5770 Fax 262-654-1730
The Kenosha History Center on historic Simmons Island features the 1866 Southport Lighthouse & Keepers Cottage. This was the first government lighthouse and was erected in 1848. The history center offers two galleries along with the lighthouse, the Rambler Gallery and the Yesteryear Gallery. The Kenosha History Center is the headquarters of the Kenosha County Historical Society.
Other History nearby:
(Milwaukee) Calvary Baptist Church
(Milwaukee) Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design
(Benton) Franklin County Historic Jail Museum
(Milwaukee) Pabst Mansion
(Milwaukee) St Mark AME Church
(Racine) St Paul Missionary Baptist Church
05/24 Coming to The Kenosha area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.