Wisconsin Black Historical Society

The Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum documents and preserves the historical heritage of African descent in Wisconsin.

2620 W Center St

Saturday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
Not Open


Handicapped Accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible

Passport Site

The Museum exhibits, collects and disseminates materials depicting this heritage. Serving as a resource center for all people interested in Wisconsin’s rich African American heritage, the Museum’s purpose is to encourage and promote family community and cultural activities.

One of the Museum’s buildings once served as a former theater built in the 1920’s features cream city brick and the exhibit hall was a former firehouse and city library built in the 1890’s.

Celebrate the cataloging and digitization of news film from WTMJ during Doors Open. The event will feature a presentation occurring two times on 9/28: 10 am & 1 pm, as well as a loop of WTMJ news film clips.  The presentation will be given by Clayborn Benson and Matt Blessing. This is a joint event between the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and sponsored by WTMJ.