In April 1954, a museum committee was formed by Juliet Rice Wichman as the chairperson and Dora Jane Isenberg Cole as a member. Mrs Wichman and Mrs. Cole raised the neccesary funds for a new building adjacent to the Wilcox library to house the Kaua`i Museum, and Kenneth Roerig was selected as the architect. On December 3, 1960, the Kaua`i Museum was officially opened to the public with Mrs. Wichman as the Director and Mrs. Cole as the Manager.