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Lebanon Historical Society

The Lebanon Historical Society (LHS) was incorporated with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in October of 1997.  We've also been a branch of the Dodge County Historical Society since 1996.  Our purpose is to recount local history, collect pictures, memorabilia and artifacts, and preserve as much of our area's past history as possible.  We erected six historical markers which are on display in Lebanon.  The historic Town Hall is the second oldest (1890) public building remaining in Lebanon, and is the home of the local museum.

The LHS holds monthly meetings on the third Sunday of the month, from September to May.  Each meeting begins with an interesting program, usually of historical nature.

The LHS membership is open to anyone wishing to join. You can join as an individual, family, business or lifetime. Dues range from $5-$25 per year or $150 for a lifetime membership.  If you would like more information, please contact Edward W. Raether at 262-542-7872.

The Lebanon Historical Society Museum, W4672 Ivy Street, Lebanon is open the first Sunday of the month, from May through October, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Stop in and check it out...you will be pleasantly surprised.

Donations of artifacts and monies are always appreciated.  We will also accept artifacts on a consignment basis.  The LHS is a 501(3)(c)Non-Profit Organization. 

Lebanon Historical Society
P.O. Box 23
Lebanon, WI  53047


Edward W. Raether, President  
213 N Comanche Lane
Waukesha, WI  53088


Charles Werth, Secretary
W4445 Smith Road
Watertown, WI  53098



Sunday April 17, 2016  7:00 PM:  Lebanon Historical Society will hold a joint meeting with the Dodge/Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society at the Watertown Senior & Community Center, 514 South 1st Street, Watertown. Jerry Apps will talk about his book "Whispers & Shadows."


Sunday May 15, 2016:  Lebanon Town Historian and noted author Charles Werth will talk about "Lebanon's Thirteen Churches: Where Were They? Where Are They?  7:00 pm at the Lebanon Town Hall.


Sunday October 2, 2016:  Annual Chili Lunch at Lebanon Firemen's Park  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM