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
Saturday, December 8 All day activities in town for young and old. Join us at the museum from 10-12 for pioneer craft activities for the kids. The historic Frahm House will be beautifully decorated and open for tours from 12-4 pm on Saturday, December 8 and Saturday, December 15.
Washington County Civic groups, churches, clubs and other organizations are welcome to use the museum for meetings, social gatherings or other events. The museum library holds 4 conference tables that roll into any configuration needed to accommodate your needs. The Frahm House is also available for use and contains a working kitchen, table settings
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
We have a lot of old and unusual items in our museum collection. Here’s a chance to test your history knowledge – or your memory – and see if you know what these items are, or who is in the picture. Our curator, Faith, will post a photo of something every couple of weeks. It
If you are interested in volunteering – a little bit here and there, or as part of a regular volunteer group – we have several opportunities for you! On Wednesday mornings, a group of men and women gather to work on museum maintenance projects. They change a few light bulbs, paint a display, repair