Focusing on its mission to collect, preserve and educate about the history of Whitewater and the surrounding area, the Whitewater Historical Society has created a new exhibition of historic photographs to be on display at the Depot Museum on Whitewater Street. “We have thousands of very good historic photographs in our archives and this exhibition is our chance to share some of the best that we have with our members and visitors,” according to Carol Cartwright, President of the historical society board of directors and Depot Museum curator. “We have attempted to provide those who view the exhibit with a wide range of topics photographically covering the time period of the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century,” Cartwright added.
Historical society members and visitors to the depot museum can expect to see historic photographs that deal with a number of topics such as Whitewater citizens, U.W. Whitewater, schools, important historic buildings and street scenes among others. Those who observe the display will also see a variety of types of photographs including tin types, stereo views, cabinet cards, silver prints and glass negatives. Snapshots to formal studio views are included throughout the exhibit. Simple easy-to-read labels describe many of the rare views of the interesting history of the City of Whitewater and the surrounding area.
The new photographic exhibit at the Depot History Museum is located at 301 Whitewater Street, Whitewater and is open Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. during the downtown City Market, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling 1-262-473-6820. Admission is free and donations are welcomed.