Racine Heritage Museum
The Racine Heritage Museum.
The Racine Heritage Museum is a historical museum building and former Carnegie library in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, the building is also the home of the Racine County Historical Society. As the primary historical museum of Racine County, the Heritage Museum is home to a large archival collection, which is kept in the basement, and features several permanent exhibits in the upper floors. These include exhibits on architect Frank Lloyd Wright; the Underground Railroad; commercial products made in the county' and the county's maritime history. "An Amazing Journey: the Life and Legacy of Laurel Clark" shows artifacts recovered from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Other artifacts include an Egyptian mummy, an 1883 reverse-flue steam tractor, and a fully restored 1927 Case Model Y touring car.