Where Time Stood Still

2013 SPECIAL EVENT: The Judge Eghart House hosted a book signing, July 21, for “Where Time Stood Still” booklet, written by Bruce and Carol Bamberg.  Bruce Bamberg is a descendant of the Eghart family, and referenced family letters to write the book from the point of view of each of the Eghart family members.

Technology of the Victorian Era

2013 EXHIBITS: JULY 14 – SEPTEMBER 1. The people of the Victorian era were gadget lovers and highly inventive folks. During the last half of the nineteenth century, many of our everyday tools were invented, such as the Domestic sewing machine in 1861.

Civil War Hero Edward Blake

2013 EXHIBITS: MAY 26 – JULY 7. During the sesquicentennial commemoration of the battle of Gettysburg, the Judge Eghart House celebrated one of Port Washington’s best known Civil War heroes, Edward Blake.  Photographs and memorabilia of his life were on display.  This modest and fearless young man saved his regiment’s flag during “one of the fiercest fights of […]

The Gardens

2012 SPECIAL EVENT: Mrs. Eghart was known for her lilacs which she sold in Milwaukee.   There were many parties hosted outside in the warmer months. Several lilac bushes still bloom on the property each spring.  In 2012 we were honored to be a part of the Port Washington Garden Walk, on July 14.  We showcased […]

Victorian Home Remedies

2011 EXHIBITS: AUGUST. Without Walmart nearby, the Victorians created their own home remedies and a sampling of these were on display.  Visitors could taste a blackberry cordial that promotes good health.  A local woman’s lovely navy blue wedding dress (not white, and you’ll learn why) was also on display.

Judge Eghart’s Wake

  2011 EXHIBITS: JULY Judge Eghart Is Dead Country Judge Leopold Eghart died at his home in the city on Wednesday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock, after an illness of only four days. He attended to his official duties as usual on Saturday last, but said to friends that he was not feeling very well. On […]

Laundry Day

2010 EXHIBIT: On laundry day, the copper boiler on the wood-burning stove was filled with boiling water and the clothes were boiled until clean.  To get stains out of table linens and little boys’ knickers a washbowl with scrub-board on the kitchen table, basket of laundry soaps at the ready and a little elbow grease […]