Cuming City Cemetery Tour

Thursday, June 20 @ 2 pm Cuming City, the historic town located just north of Blair, was once the site of a bustling community. It boasted two weekly newspapers, 3 hotels, boarding houses and saloons.  It had high hopes as a town, but when the railroad line went through Blair, Cuming City residents up and
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Kids Hands On Workshop: Cornhusk Doll Making

Saturday, June 15 @ 10 a.m. Kids will learn the craft of making dolls from cornhusks. Each participant will make and take their own dolls. Appropriate for kids 9 and older. Class is FREE but you will need to reserve your space by June 11 so we can purchase supplies. Call the museum to reserve
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Riding the Orphan Train

Sunday, June 30 @ 1 pm. Lunch and program by One’s Company – Pippa White The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program operating from 1854 to 1929.  It’s purpose was to transport orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of
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2019 Historic Picture Calendar

Fort Atkinson’s Bicentennial 1819-2019  “Then and Now” Once again we are partnering with the Blair Historic Preservation Alliance to produce a beautiful keepsake calendar featuring images and stories from Washington County’s past.  This year, it is a collaborative effort with Fort Atkinson to celebrate their bicentennial.  The calendar highlight the fort’s early history, its reconstruction
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Does your group need a place to hold a meeting?

Washington County Civic groups, churches, clubs and other organizations are welcome to use the museum for meetings, social gatherings or other events at no charge.  Members and the general public may use the museum for personal functions for a small fee. The museum library holds 4 conference tables that roll into any configuration needed to
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Images of America: Washington County by Kathy Buhrman

Now Available Just published in October 2017 by Arcadia Publishing and authored by Kathy Buhrman, this book features the story of Washington County’s history.  Filled with historic photos, you’ll see the early pioneers, developing communities, growth of schools, churches and farms.  See towns that have grown and towns that have been lost to history.  Books
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