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.