About Us

Our Mission

  

There are rare opportunities to learn about and to preserve local history in the Mequon-Thiensville area. A group of local history enthusiasts have formed the Friends of Jonathan Clark House with a mission to:


Collect, preserve and share the history of the Jonathan Clark House and the early settlers of Mequon and Thiensville.


The mission is being carried out through the historic 1848 Jonathan Clark House on the corner of Bonniwell and Cedarburg Roads. Perhaps you have driven by it and wondered, “What is in that beautiful stone house?"


The Jonathan Clark House has been developed as a historic house museum of mid-19th century Mequon and Thiensville that interprets the life of the early settlers. Furnishings and accessories throughout the house reflect the era of 1840 to 1860. The Friends of Jonathan Clark House are proud to preserve one of the area’s last available historic landmarks but need financial support to provide educational programming with authentic artifacts. 


The Friends of Jonathan Clark House is a non-profit organization led by a volunteer board of eight directors, a volunteer executive director and five volunteer staff members. A cadre of additional volunteers provides a variety of services, year-round. In addition, several middle school land high school students enjoy serving as JCH volunteers. 


Educated docents provide tours to groups of children, families, and scout troops. Tours of the house and grounds are available by contacting the staff at jchmuseum@gmail.com or calling 262-618-2051. 


Put down the electronics and experience the life of the early settlers!