2016 Hours of Operation:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.No Admission Fees- Donations Appreciated and Sustain our EffortsHandicap Accessible / Air Conditioned
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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.
Summer school program for children ages 6-14 at Lanesdale School, Balsam Lake
Experience school as taught 100 years ago. Academics, games, the life of a pioneer student.
2016 Pioneer School Sessions- August Two Sessions 9,10,11th and 16,17,18th 10am - 2 pm
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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
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.
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