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THE POLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

POST OFFICE BOX 41- 120 MAIN STREET

                                    BALSAM LAKE, WISCONSIN  54810

                    715-485-9269

                                                                       [email protected]

 

INVITES YOU TO VISIT

THE POLK COUNTY MUSEUM

Preserving the past for future generations by collecting a unique and enduring collection of Polk County History shared with the public through programs, exhibits, and research.

                       

 MUSEUM SEASON- MEMORIAL WEEKEND - LABOR DAY WEEKEND

THURSDAY - MONDAY 12 NOON TO 4:30 PM

No fee for admission. Your good will offering supports programs and events.

 

COMING JULY 2019  

In this Traveling Exhibit AMERICA'S WOLVES discover America’s wolves – the Red Wolf, the Gray Wolf, the Mexican Wolf and the Eastern Wolf. The exhibit features content that is educational and thought-provoking.

 

SHARE IN OUR HISTORY

The Polk County Historical Society was established in 1937 by a group of Polk County residents to manage the preservation of the rich history of Polk County and the housing of artifacts. The Society is a nonprofit organization with a Board of Directors and Membership.

The Old Courthouse, built in 1899 is a beautiful Romanesque, three story building, located in the heart of beautiful Balsam Lake.

In 1975 the Polk County Courthouse was relocated and the County invited the Historical Society to relocate their one room museum to the Old Courthouse. The Courthouse is listed on The National Register of Historic Places.

Three floors of Museum, offering a myriad of exhibits fits almost any interest; it is a priority of the Society to not only display items of local history, but to educate visitors of the history of the area. (About tab, top of page, features the many displays).

History lays the groundwork for strong, resilient communities. No place really becomes a community until it is wrapped in human memory: family stories, tribal traditions, civic commemorations. No place is a community until it has awareness of its history, strengthened when we share stories and experiences.

 

Visit our new museum store featuring; local artists, books, t-shirts, hats and other fun items.

 

2018 Museum Events;

                          

 

Annual Summer Pioneer School, watch for our 2019 August schedule, partnering with Unity Community Ed. for a Spooktacular Halloween, Author Lois Joy Hoffman,  Annual Spring School Tours with Chief Dan Mosay,  featured traveling exhibits; WI. Historical Society;Wisconsin's John Muir: An Exhibit Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service, guest speaker Dr. Dave Clausen and WI. Veterans Museum; WWI Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front, speaker Dr. Larry Smetak.  Fun Fest Root Beer Float Fundraiser and the PCHS Annual Dinner at Indianhead Supper Club, guest speaker Author Sara Deluca. Welcoming the community to our Join Hands Event, and fourth year participation in giveBIG SCV community fundraiser.

All events are open to the public.

 

We acknowledge and thank our corporate and local sponsors

 

THE FRED C. and KATHERINE B. ANDERSEN FOUNDATION

The Hardenbergh Foundation

The Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

 

                                       

 

                       

 

OPERATION ROUND-UP®                                  Bernick's of Dresser
Polk-Burnett Charities, Inc.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

Accreditation & Excellence Programs

Museum Assessment Programs

  • Organizational
  • Collections Stewardship

 

                                        

 

 


This page updated  11/27/2018

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Polk County Museum / Historical Society Balsam Lake, WI Phone: 715-485-9269
  Email: [email protected]