We are now open to the public! If you'd like to schedule an appointment to see the museum or to do research, please contact us by calling (920)336-3877 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are still taking donations of anything relative to De Pere history! If you aren't sure you can call or email us & we will be happy to let you know!
The mission of the De Pere Historical Society is to promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation for De Pere's rich historic past through educational programs; to discover, to collect, and to preserve materials related to De Pere's history; to serve as a repository of information for others interested in De Pere's history; and to chronicle the events of the present for future generations.
Located at: White Pillars Museum 403 N. Broadway | De Pere, WI 54115 Send us an email
We are proud of De Pere's historical past which dates back to 1671, when Jesuit Father Claude Allouez founded the Mission of St. Francis Xavier at the rapids on the East side of the Fox River. The area became known as "Les Rapides des Peres" or the "Rapids of the Fathers", it was later shortened to "De Pere". Preserving, fostering and promoting this long heritage is the De Pere Historical Society, which began in 1970.