Join Us for Neillsville’s 2014 Autumn Harvest!  Sunday  October 12, 2014  Museum will be open for Tours from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm  FREE WILL  DONATIONS APPRECIATED!
 ©2014  1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc., PO Box 41, Neillsville WI  54456
Join us this Summer for a Museum Tour!
The 1897 Clark County Jail Museum was founded and created by the Clark County Historical Society Inc. (CCHS) in 1978.  Society members and volunteers operated this Museum as one of two historic sites, along with their other programs.  In 2008, the Jail Museum was separately incorporated as the 1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc.   CCHS Lifetime members as well as members and volunteers of the 1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc, continue to maintain and operate the Museum for anyone interested in Clark County History. Really  “two museums - in one”..... visitors begin their tour in the beautiful victorian home where each Clark County Sheriff and his family lived (1897 to 1974).  These families would bring all of their own furniture and personal items with them when they moved in, and then when that Sheriff’s term of office was completed, they would take all of their belongings with them.  Today, the residence is filled with period furniture, art, books, musical instruments, as well as personal and household items that have all been donated to the Museum for display.    The Jail portion of the Museum, in use from 1897 to 1978,  was home for all Clark County WI prisoners and the Sheriff’s Department. Today it is filled with vintage law enforcement items and records, local historic items and a military floor.          
Updated 9/22/2014
1897 Clark County Jail Museum Inc. 215 E  5th Street  ●  P. O. Box 41    Neillsville  WI  54456      Ph:  715 • 743 • 2150      Email:  1897CCJM@tds.net www.1897clarkcountyjailmuseum.com
Clark County’s 3rd Jail circa 1930
The Listeman Bedroom  Exhibit in the Sheriff’s Residence
Vintage Law Enforcement Items on Display in the Jail Museum