Clark County 1897 Jail and Museum

 Photographed May 31, 2015
Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin
44.560064,-90.593486

The magnificent Clark County 1897 Jail and Museum is located on westbound 5th Street, at its T-intersection with State Street, at 215 East 5th Street, Neillsville, Wisconsin 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.
The museum is open for tours on Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Group and bus tours are also available. Click here for more information.

The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the State Register of Historic Places, and has been recognized as a Neillsville Historic Landmark.

See also, Heritage #254: 1897 Jail Museum, a related marker at a nearby location.






 © 1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc.; used with permission.

 This is just amazing!
A photo of the stone masons who built the 1897 Clark County Jail.

  © 1897 Clark County Jail Museum, Inc.; used with permission.

 Steven J. Roberts, co-author of "Images of America Clark County",
greeted us the day of our visit. The book is for sale at the museum,
or can be purchased online at Arcadia Publishing.



 The west side of the building.

 The west entrance to the 1897 Clark County Jail.


A black and white montage . . .


The Clark County Jail is located in Historic Downtown Neillsville, Wisconsin.

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