By Paul Schmitt
The finishing touches are being put on the new Kewaunee Fire Museum. The 34 by 40-foot building is erected and needs only some lighting, plumbing and landscaping work done before hopefully opening by the end of the month. Kewaunee Fire Department Captain Jim Kleiman says the fire museum will be easy for people to view through the outside glass windows.
According to Kleiman, the Kewaunee fire museum will include an 1845 Hand Tub pumper from Milwaukee that was recently identified by a visiting man from Massachusetts. It was first thought to be a chemical pumper from 1870 circa. The museum will also house an 1884 fire truck, a 1927 American La France engine that is still operational, and a 1908 hose cart.