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
©2013 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.
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