A story you’ll read first at http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com as the Washington County Historical Society revamps its look by unveiling a new name and logo.
The announcement happening just moments ago on the second floor of the Old Courthouse Museum as The History Center of Washington County is born.
West Bend firefighter and head of the Historical Society Board of Directors John Spartz made the announcement saying the new name would better define all that is available at the History Center.
History Center executive director Patricia Lutz said the new name and logo will also help with marketing and advertising.
“We get a lot of people from out of the area,” said Lutz. “This will broaden that scope and show people this is as much of a destination to visit as is the Museum of Wisconsin Art.”
Lutz said there’s been a growing trend for museums to “make change.”
“There’s been such a discrepancy between being a small historical society and a big one and now the idea of society has a different meaning,” said Lutz.
Lutz said, at the local History Center there is so much more with programs, exhibits and a very well-respected Research Center.
“It was definitely time to spruce things up,” she said.
The name change will encompass the Old Courthouse and the jail.
The new logo was designed by Steve Malone from Real Time Solutions and the website was designed by Valley Technologies.
The new name, according to Lutz, will give the museum a better identity.