Wild Rose Historical Society Museum

Local History Museum in Wild Rose
Open today until 1:00 PM
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Meet Pam Anderson
Pam Anderson is the president of Wild Rose's Historical Society.
She is a descendent of some of Wild Rose's first settlers. Her family photograghs add valuable insight into life of these first settlers to central Wisconsin. If your roots are in central Wisconsin, you wil no dou...

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The museum complex includes several different buildings:
a smoke house,
the gift shop that was originally a cobbler and harness shop operated by Elisha Stewart,
a carriage house and blacksmith shop,
the village’s original bank,
and a country Progressive school house moved to the museum ground whe...

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2 months ago
There is a lot of stuff that I didn't even know about!
- Kalli D
2 years ago
Such a cute museum and very educational! Staff are so friendly and really know their stuff! I love to come here during the summer!
- Nina S
4 months ago
You should go here.
- Dan J

About us

Come to the Wild Rose Historical Society to learn more about the history of our small town! We have several buildings that tour guides will take you through and give you a personalized tour! We're open during the summer!  

Originally the home of Elisha and Jane Stewart, the Elisha Stewart House at 497 Main Street still stands as an example of early pioneer homes in central Wisconsin. The Stewart house, built in 1884, is the starting point in the pioneer life museum complex. The house is furnished in the style of the 1880 period, when family entertainment consisted of playing the reed organ, looking at the photograph album, and stereoptican slides.

In the early 1850s, Welsh, Norwegian and English immigrants came to central Wisconsin. The Pioneer Museum displays many articles that once belonged to these original settlers of Wild Rose. Items displayed include original Welsh family Bibles, Welsh Paisley shawls, and handmade quilts.

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479 Main Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
United States

Business Hours

Wed:10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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