The Polk County Historical Society
Invites you to visit the
Polk County Museum- Old Courthouse
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
12 Noon - 4p.m.
No Admission Fees- Donations Appreciated and Sustain our Efforts
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.
Contact Us: For quickest response please email firstname.lastname@example.orgCall for Information and Tours:
715-485-9269. Thank you for visiting our website.
Built in 1899, the Polk County Museum was the Polk 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; 9,000 year old 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. The Society was part of a team that helped bring the 'Bones' back to Polk County.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.
The Museum is excited to be hosting The Traveling Exhibit;‘The Nostalgia Awakens: A Vintage Star Wars Toys Display’On loan for the 2017 Museum Season(mid May through mid July). Opening night,Curator and owner, Jarrod Roll, discusses the cultural significance of the Star Wars universe and its vast impact on childhoods, storytelling, and popular culture.Visiting Star Wars Stormtrooper
Preview to 2017 Museum Season
The 2017 Spring Art Tour is all set! May 5,6,7, 2017
The Polk County Museum is a schduled Art stop destination.
2017 PIONEER SCHOOL Two sessions Aug 8 -10 and August 15 -17, children ages 6- 14
Experience school in the Lanesdale Schoolhouse, Balsam Lake, as taught 100 years ago. Academics, games, the life of a pioneer student. Applications will be available in the spring. Call or Email.
August 5, 2017- Meet and Greet, Author Chad Lewis of Haunted Wisconsin
Event held at the Indianhead Super Club, Balsam Lake, WI
50 tickets available for event- $ 18.00 dinner and program.
Looking forward to Freedom Fest 2017, come enjoy a cold root beer on the beautiful lawn !!!
June 30-July 2 Balsam Lake Freedom Fest July 4th weekend Root Beer Float Fundraiser
Thanks to everyone who helped make Great Memories 2016
LOGGING HEYDAYS EVENT
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.
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
Balsam Lake Chamber
See you in the spring.....
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