The first and foremost accomplishment of the Ozaukee County Historical Society has been the creation of Ozaukee County Pioneer Village. Every year, attendance is increasing (as well as our membership) due to this wonderful educational site. As this site increases in various venues and conveniences more and more events will be held here.
In addition, the Interurban Depot Restoration Project has provided not only a museum of interurban railway history, but an archive and research center to house the society’s vast collections. The interurban depot was built in 1907 served as a gateway for local residents to travel to Milwaukee, Sheboygan and places in between until 1948. The interurban railway brought life and vibrancy to Ozaukee County communities. The system provided passenger/commuter travel along with package-freight services bringing milk, packaged goods and supplies to the county. This project restored a very unique historic landmark and serves the general public by providing:
A facility for the Ozaukee County Historical Society business office,
A Electric Interurban Railway museum,
A historical resource center with information technology linked workstations for researchers, students and families to utilize,
Storage space for artifacts and collections with the ability to rotate same in displays and
A point of interest for hiking, biking, running, and rollerblade enthusiasts utilizing the
Ozaukee Interurban Trail which follows the abandoned Electric Interurban Railway right of way that runs throughout Ozaukee County.
Finally, the acquisition and restoration of the Stony Hill School serves as a tangible connection
to the country’s national celebration of our flag (being the birthplace of Flag Day) and provides
another location included in our school tours for children to learn about education in a oneroom