Burlington Standard Press
Wooden water tower at the top of Lewis Street
Southeast corner of Chestnut & Pine Sts.
Burlington Post Office, 1908
Looking East on Chestnut Street


Open Museum Hours

Summer 2024

The History Museum and Research Center will be open on the following dates.


Saturdays 9am-12pm Thursdays 4pm-7pm
June 8 June 6
June 22 June 13
July 6 June 27
August 3 July 11
August 17 July 25
August 31 August 8
September 28 August 22
  September 5






The museum is also open by appointment.  Please email burlingtonhistory@gmail.com to arrange an appointment.

Burlington Historical Society

The Burlington Historical Society of Burlington, Wisconsin, was established in February 1928 to collect and preserve historical records and artifacts pertaining to the Burlington area. It was the first historical society in Racine County. The Society is a private, not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. The Society maintains the Museum, on the corner of Perkins Boulevard and Jefferson Street along with the Pioneer Log Cabin in Wehmhoff Square and an 1840 one-room schoolhouse, known as Whitman School.

Hours are listed above, or by appointment.

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Burlington Wisconsin Is The Hometown Of:

Burlington Wisconsin is the birth place of NFL star Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Tony, a professional football player, was born in San Diego while his father was in military service. Tony grew up in Burlington. He starred in football, basketball, and golf at Burlington High School, graduating in 1998. Also a baseball player, Tony was on the Little League Roth All-Star teams in 1991 and 1992.

Burlington Wisconsin is the hometown of Greg Itzin

Gregory Itzin

Greg, who was born in Washington, D.C., while his father was in military service, grew up in Burlington. He is a stage, film, and television actor best known for his role as President Charles Logan in the TV series 24. Greg graduated from St. Charles Catholic grade school and St. Mary's High School.

Burlington Wisconsin is the birthplace of William "Bill" Kazmaier

William "Bill" KAZMAIER

"The World's Strongest Man"

Bill was born in Burlington in 1953. He is widely considered to be one of the all-time greatest competitors in strength competitions. During the 1970s and 80s, he set numerous powerlifting and strongman world records, and won two International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) world championships and three World's Strongest Man titles.

Burlington Wisconsin is the hometown of Leroy C. "Andy" Anderson

Leroy C. "Andy" Anderson

Born and raised in Burlington, Andy was the first Selective Service soldier in WWII to receive the Distinguished Service Cross. Andy received the medal from General Douglas MacArthur for his exploits in cleaning out a section held by the Japanese in Bataan after his tank was put out of commission. He later became a POW and survived the Bataan Death March but was killed when an unmarked Japanese ship he was on was torpedoed.

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