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.
Please visit us at; The at our razoo webpage, We always appreciate your support
Hours of Operation:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Noon to 4 p.m.
$4... per person
$2... for students
Children under 12 free (accompanied by an adult)
Handicap accessible (with elevator)During 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. They were identified as an extinct species of bison, (bison oliverhayi). Based on recovered woody plant remains, they reasoned that the site dated to the late Pleistocene. The Nye bones were relocated to the Museum, after 75 years, through the efforts of the Polk County Historical Society and the farmers' family member .
The Rural School Museum is also a must-see, just one block south and one block west of the Polk County Museum.
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!
Thank you to our Funders
HUGH J. ANDERSEN FOUNDATION
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation
BERNICK'S WE Energies Foundation
Polk-Burnett Charities, Inc.
Thanks to everyone who made the
October 5th, Cheese Tasting Logging Room Fundraising Event held at the Polk County Museum,a huge success
Everyone enjoyed the delicious cheeses donated by Formost Farms, Clayton,
F & A Dairy, Dresser, and AFP Advanced Food Products, Clear Lake
Map provided courtesy of WisconlineÂ® www.wisconline.com. Used by permission.