The Cedarburg Cultural Center was honored to be the repository of over 2,000 photos collected by native son, Edward Rappold. This collection featuring images from 1855-1940 forms the foundation of our growing photo archives.


Thanks to Ed, we can immerse ourselves in life during a bygone era when America grew from an immigrant nation to an industrial power. The collection includes images of stagecoaches to homemade automobiles. It celebrates leisure, entrepreneurship, family and education in rural America.

The Harold Dobberpuhl Collection of images in our archives paint a picture of a postwar small town during a gentler time when family and community became one and small towns grew to new heights.  

A limited number of editions of Harold Dobberpuhl's book "Cedarburg 1946-1964" are available for purchase.

COLLECTIONS at the Museum



The Jepson Cedarburg collection is the life’s work of Cedarburg resident Judy Jepson. The collection spans over 5,000 items from Cedarburg’s past, and was born in 1985 when Judy went searching for something to decorate her kitchen. She spied a sign with the name ‘Cedarburg’ stamped on it that was originally part of the Cedarburg lumber yard. This sign struck a hidden passion in Judy that was shared equally by her husband, Noel. 


The Cedarburg Cultural Center and the Cedarburg History Museum continue to welcome the addition of historically significant photos, videos and slides of the Cedarburg area. Please be prepared to provide any information that pertains to the images.


Photos should not be personal family photos unless they date back to the early founding families of Cedarburg. Images may be donated outright or scanned and returned to the owner. Please allow several weeks for the scanning process since we rely heavily on the work of volunteers to complete the digitization.  


We are not collecting artifacts at this time. 


Thank you for considering being a part of the permanent history of Cedarburg's Historic Photo and Video Archives. 

Cedarburg Cultural Center / Arts Center

W62 N546 Washington Ave

Cedarburg, WI  53012  -  262-375-3676 / Email

Hours / Tuesday - Saturday   10am-5pm  

Sunday   12-4pm  / Closed Monday

Box Office - 262-375-3676 ext. 101

Hours / Monday - Saturday   10am-4pm

Sunday   12-4pm


Kuhefuss House Museum

 W63 N627 Washington Ave  Cedarburg, WI   53012

Cedarburg History Museum

       N58 W6194 Columbia Rd  

Cedarburg, WI   53012

 262-746-2099 / Email


Cedarburg History Museum