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Welcome to

The Delafield
History Center


The Delafield History Center, adjacent to historic Hawks Inn, offers a collection full of fascinating information pertaining not only to Hawks Inn, but also the entire Delafield area.

You will be amazed by the large photo collection: Delafield Then and Now, which has photos going back to the 1870’s. A wonderful map collection dating back hundreds of years that features area and state maps, is on site for map lovers to enjoy. A research library in the lower level contains books collected by our former curator. The topics range from antiques, collectibles, architecture, gardening, Wisconsin, local history and the Civil War to name a few.

The history of Delafield comes alive for future generations through our collections and events. Please consider sharing historical information you might have so that guests can learn more about the Delafield area.

Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and our web site to learn more about upcoming events. Please join us in celebrating Delafield’s history.

Rent the History Center

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Please click on the link below and complete the rental application to reserve the Delafield History Center for your special event.  

We look forward to working with you.

The Delafield History Center offers a beautiful multi-purpose room to help you host a memorable event.  With historic character and contemporary conveniences, we invite you to share an exclusive day or evening at the Delafield History Center with your special guests.  Our space makes an inviting venue for wedding/baby showers, educational seminars, meetings or video presentations.

Bring your own food to our kitchen or let the caterer take care of it.  Your rental package includes tables and chairs for up to 60 for a sit-down meal or up to 80 for a stand-up meal or presentation. In addition, your guests will enjoy exclusive access to tour the resource library on the lower level.

The Delafield History Center maintains the latest safety measures recommended by the CDC for Covid-19.