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White Pillars Museum

White Pillars

The building that now houses the White Pillars Museum and De Pere Historical Society is the oldest building in De Pere – constructed in 1836, and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  The building has been a museum since 1973, and holds a wide collection of De Pere artifacts.  The Museum also houses the Museum Archive Research System (MARS), one of the most comprehensive research systems in the state of Wisconsin.  This system allows community members to search thousands of newspaper pages and photos to find historic information on family members and the community.

De Pere Historical Society

The mission of the De Pere Historical Society is to promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation for De Pere’s rich historic past through educational programs; to discover, to collect, and to preserve materials related to De Pere’s history; to serve as a repository of information for others interested in De Pere’s history; and to chronicle the events of the present for future generations.


403 N. Broadway | (920) 336-3877 | 


Monday – Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed on Weekends, except for Special Events