Preserving the heritage of Pepin County.


Memorial Day – Labor Day:

Sat & Sun 11AM-4PM


315 W. Madison Street

Durand, WI 54736

Our Mission

At the Pepin County Heritage Center our mission is to connect people to our heritage by collecting, sharing, and saving the stories and historical resources of Pepin County.

Featured Exhibits

Stories of the Past

These exhibits offer a fascinating look into the rich history and culture of the county, showcasing the importance of the courthouse, the reality of incarceration, the pioneer educator Helen Parkhurst and the story of two outlaw brothers who met their demise in Durand, WI.

Learn from our passionate group of volunteers.

Visit the PCHC to learn about the area’s unique artifacts and stories. Explore cultural, social, and political events, and leave with a greater appreciation for your hometown. And by going, you help keep the past alive for future generations.

Get Involved

Community support helps us achieve our mission of keeping the memory and heritage of our county alive. Through donations, memberships, gift shop purchases, and volunteering we are able to properly maintain our 150+ year old courthouse, preserve our collection, and share the center and its resources with the community for generations to come.

Hear From Our Visitors

Community Resources

Discover the local community and its history or appreciate art and culture from around the world.

News & Blog

Why a Heritage Center?

Our mission here at the Pepin County Heritage Center is to connect you with our heritage by collecting, sharing, and saving the stories and historical resources of Pepin County.

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Educational Use

There are many educational opportunities at the Pepin County Heritage Center for school groups of all ages.  Three educational events we hosted in 2023 for area schools was Law Day for 5th grade students, Civil War Day for 7th and 8th grade students, and a Mock Trial for 12th Grade students.

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New Name & Brand

We are happy to announce that we have completed a major rebranding of our historic courthouse building.  The rebranding was prompted by wanting to use the courthouse in Downtown Durand as more than a museum and confusion over different name variations.

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