Preservation

2020 Award Nominations

The Historic Preservation Committee of the Brown County Historical Society is accepting nominations for its 2019 annual Historic Preservation Awards, to be presented at the Society’s Annual Dinner in February 2020. Self-nominations are welcomed. Categories Awards are generally presented in[more]

Belgian Roadside Chapels

The wayside votive chapels of Northeast Wisconsin are a religious tradition brought from the old world. In the 1850s, Belgian immigrants began settling in northeast Brown, northwest Kewaunee, and southern Door counties, bringing their cherished culture and customs. Mostly devout[more]

Historic Preservation Awards

Each year the Historic Preservation Committee of the Brown County Historical Society presents awards to businesses, organizations and individuals for their efforts to preserve, restore, and adapt for reuse, vintage and historic buildings in Brown County. These awards are presented[more]

Historic Preservation Watch List

Faced with their survival, older buildings are often at the mercy of a multitude of factors, including nearby development pressures, obsolescence of use, and inadequate maintenance. For some Brown County buildings, that effort has been lost. For many others that[more]