The Jonathan Clark House, located at the corner of Bonniwell and Cedarburg Roads in Mequon, Wisconsin, is a unique architectural and historical treasure that is being preserved for use by the Mequon-Thiensville community and beyond. The house was built in 1848 and was home to Jonathan and Mary Clark, their eight children and two hired men. It was not only their home but also served as a community meeting place during a time when early settlers such as Clark, his father-in-law Peter Turck and neighbor William Bonniwell were developing the government of the township. The Friends of Jonathan Clark House is a 501c3 organization with volunteers who provide fascinating historic events and awesome tours to be enjoyed by the whole family!
Put away the electronics and experience life in Mequon-Thiensville as it was in the 1850s. The Jonathan Clark House Museum will host three events this summer where everyone steps back in time to learn more about early settler life. Each event features hands-on activities and fun for all ages.
Saturday, June 15, 12-3 p.m.
Dairy Farming Fun
Saturday, July 20 12-3 p.m.
Sheep Wooly Adventure
Saturday, August 17 12-3 p.m.
Early Settler Chores
Thank you to those community members who joined the Friends of Jonathan Clark House Annual Meeting and Election of Board Members! We are grateful for the support and engagement of our community.
A book talk with local history authors Martha Bergland and Paul Hayes was held on April 4. Hear from the authors in this short video!