©2013  1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc., PO Box 41, Neillsville WI  54456 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 7/23/2013 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 Support the CCJM        CCJM Partner Links Gift Shop Members / Volunteers Home Visit Us Exhibits / Collections Photo Gallery