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
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 FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2016 SUCH A SUCCESSFUL EVENT!!!
JULY 4TH WEEKEND- FREEDOM FEST Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd 11am-4 pm
The Society will be hosting thier annual Root Beer Floats at the Museum. Join the fun, enjoy a Float,support the Polk County Historical Society's mission, tour the Museum,watch the Parade.
SATURDAY JULY 23rd 12:30 to 3:30 pm
THE LOGGING HEYDAYS EVENT
AT THE POLK COUNTY MUSEUM
A fun event for the whole family, public welcome, no admission.
Enjoy a visit from the MN. Raptor Center 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Ranger Robert Downs from the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway 12:30- 3pm
Engage with local Historicans and demonstations. Tour the Museum.
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.
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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June 2nd Author Lisa Doerr
Eureka Valley-Grandfather's Grandfather The history of an Alabama familys journey to the Eureka Valley.
May 13th, the 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 Spring and Summer the Society enjoyed the many tour groups who visited. Schools from; Amery, Frederic, Clayton and Unity.
Endeavors, Balsam Lake. Riverbend Assisted Living from Amery, Storytime from the Balsam Lake Library.
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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