Our Needs and Next Steps

South Milwaukee Industrial Museum (SMIM) is a 501(c)(3) organization

The SMIM Board is pleased and excited to announce that the South Milwaukee Industrial Museum has a new home. The museum will take permanent residence in the Bucyrus Club in South Milwaukee targeting December 2020 for the grand opening.  

Currently, there is not sufficient funding for the final creation of a suitable museum space, the creation of the associate displays and supporting materials, and for maintaining the growing museum archives. Ongoing fundraising includes ongoing support from the Bucyrus Foundation, a Go-Fund-Me web campaign (www.gofundme.com/moving-the-sm-industrial-museum), social media donation campaigns, awareness and brand campaigns through the support of local and regional events, and support provided by Bucyrus Retirees, former Bucyrus employees, followers of Bucyrus history, and heavy equipment enthusiasts. 

To make a tax deductable donation of funds, artifacts, documents, and/or photographs please contact Robert Jelinek, SMIM Board Chairman at (262) 902-5235


to make a tax deductable online donation go to www.gofundme.com/moving-the-sm-industrial-museum


contact us through the Contact Us page on this site.