MISSION STATEMENT: Preserving the past for future generations by establishing a
unique and enduring collection of Polk County history, shared with the public through educational programs and exhibits.
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2016 Hours of Operation:The Polk County Museum is closed for the 2015 SeasonQuestions, stay in contact with us by email.We look forward to seeing you Memorial Weekend 2016Please call or email to inquiry about scheduling meetings and toursThursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Noon to 4 p.m.
Please check webpage or call for Admission Fees
Handicap Accessible / Air ConditionedDuring our open season call for Information and Tours:715-485-9269. Thank you for visiting our website.
Built in 1899, the Polk County Museum was the County Courthouse until 1975. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an absolute treasure. You'll find three floors of galleries just bursting with items; some dating back as far as the Revolutionary War! Most of what you'll encounter is from the early 1900's
Visit our exhibit; Bison Bones' Back-ground on this phenomenal exhibit; in 1934 a farmer in the St. Croix. River Valley (between Minnesota and Wisconsin) presented the University of Minnesota with several large animal bones. The bones were discovered by accident at a marl dredging pit, east of Dresser in Nye, dated to the late Pleistocene.
Come visit us soon and lose yourself in the rich heritage of this area. There is an exhibit to fit almost any interest. Thanks to everyone for your continuing support, helping to contribute towards our goals!
Lanesdale Schoolhouse Pioneer School
Summer school program for children at Lanesdale School, Balsam Lake
Wisconsin’s Gangster Past presented by Chad Lewis, Friday August 7th, was a fun evening at the Museum . Chad invited guests to follow the footsteps of America’s most infamous gangsters as they turned Wisconsin into their own criminal vacation land. His presentation let the audience discover the grisly locations where the gangster history will never die.
Thank you to our Corporate Funders
HUGH J. ANDERSEN FOUNDATION
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation
ST. CROIX VALLEY FOUNDATION
BERNICK'S Polk-Burnett Charities, Inc.
Thanks to Bernicks and everyone who made the Freedom Fest Root Beer Float fundraiser a success
Map provided courtesy of WisconlineÂ® www.wisconline.com. Used by permission.