The Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce moved to its new location at N58 W6194 Columbia Road on Friday, Dec. 16.

That location is also soon to be home of the new Cedarburg History Museum.

The Chamber's decision to move came as part of a year-plus plan by the Landmarks Preservation Society focusing on a new visitors center as well as the museum, which will be curated by the Cedarburg Cultural Center.

According to Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Andreas, the Landmarks Preservation Society owns both the new location as well as the Chamber's old location at W61 N480 Washington Ave.

"The Preservation Society presented us with an opportunity for a new space earlier this year," said Andreas about the new location, which was previously occupied by Partnership Bank. "We're excited to not only have a larger space, but to be able to share the building with the new museum."

The Cultural Center, whose location is also owned by the Preservation Society, will not be moving but will have a curator from its office to manage the new museum.

While the move took place last week, the Chamber of Commerce is expected to hold a grand opening for the new location in late January. The museum will feature historical collections from around the city. The Cedarburg General Store Museum, which features the Roger C. Christenson collection of antique packaging and advertising art, will join the Chamber of Commerce in the move to the new location. The museum will also feature the Rappold Photo Collection from the Cultural Center as well as historical items curated by local historian Judy Jepson.

Apart from the Chamber of Commerce office and the History Museum, the new location on Columbia Road will also be home to the new Cedarburg Visitor Center, which Andreas says will benefit the city's tourism trade.

"With this location, we look forward to having a great welcoming space for visitors to Cedarburg," said Andreas. "Visitors will have a place to not only learn about the present-day offerings of the city, but also have a better understanding of its rich history."

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