Remember the Polk County Historical Society, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, as a potential recipient if you wish to make a contribution to a worthy cause. Your charitiable donation can be made through the razoo link above, or through direct contact with the Society. Thank you.
2016 Hours of Operation: Closed for the Season, looking forward to seeing you May 2017Contact Us: For quickest response please email or voice mailThursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.No Admission Fees- Donations Appreciated and Sustain our Efforts
Giving to the PCHS allows the PCHS to meet daily operating costs, helps to sponsor special programs, and maintain and develop the unique exhibits and collections open to the public.
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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.Immerse yourself in the history of the Polk County people during the Logging Era with a visit to the newly redesigned Logging Room. Explore the impact of the Logging industry in the St. Croix River Valley.
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! Preview some of our Exhibits under the About tab.
SOME OF THE GREAT PEOPLE THAT MADE THE 2016 MUSEUM SEASON FUN, EXCITING AND HISTORICAL!!!
Star Wars Stormtrooper from Michigan on scavenger hunt
2016 FREEDOM FEST
LOGGING HEYDAYS EVENT
Thanks to the Wisconsin Humanities Council, for supporting the July 23, 2016 ,Logging Heydays Event at the Polk County Museum, with a grant funded from the MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation. The Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture and discussion to strengthen commuity life for everyone in Wisconsin.
PIONEER SCHOOL Experience school as taught 100 years ago. Academics, games, the life of a pioneer student.
Author Lisa Doerr
Eureka Valley-Grandfather's Grandfather The history of an Alabama familys journey to the Eureka Valley.
Logging Era Learn & Lunch
The Society partnered with Deb Paulsen, Unity Community Education and Robert Downs, Naturalist, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway to present an exciting program.
2016 LOCAL HISTORY MEETING POLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Friday, September 9, 2016 Collaboration. Cooperation.
SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN!!!! SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH, 4:00 - 5:30 pm Join us as we partner with Unity Community Education to provide a fun family event complete with great treats. Sponsored by the Balsam Lake Chamber of Commerce .
Thanks to All Our Supporters and Sponsors,
Your Funding Helps us Grow and Provide Quality Services
For our Community and Visitors
HUGH J. ANDERSEN FOUNDATION
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation
Polk-Burnett Charities, Inc.
ST. CROIX CASINO TURTLE LAKE, EDC
AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS
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