Last updated: 1/12/2012
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Street Address
100 S. 2nd Street
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Mailing Address
138 E. Main St.
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
phone: 608-437-6486
e-mail: usemeum@mhtc.net
web: www.mounthoreb.org/
Hours
May to December
Friday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Admissions
Suggested Donation: $2
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Brian Bigler, Society President
phone: 608-437-7776
Laurie Boyden, Museum Director
phone: 608-437-6486
Description

Museum professionally exhibiting the history of southwestern Dane County, Wisconsin from pre-settlement to present.

Mission

Preserving and interpreting the history of southwestern Dane County through educational programing and exhibits.

History

Established and incorporated with the Wisconsin Historical Society in 1975.

Artifact Collections

More than 20,000 artifacts pertaining to the experiences of southwestern Dane County, Wisconsin from pre-settlement to present day.

  • Emphasis on folk culture, arts / artists, agriculture / business and material culture.
  • More than 4000 textile and related objects
  • Research Collections

    Extensive archival holdings including 25,000 photographs, maps, cemetery,township, and school records,papers of area politicians,business people & everyday families, store catalogs, published and unpublished works.

    Educational Programs

    Exhibitions, docent programing, gallery tours, lectures, musical events

    Governance

    Board of Directors

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    Mt. Horeb Area Pastimes newsletter three times annually

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Museum store stocked with regional and Wisconsin books, pottery, textiles and subjects related to museum exhibits

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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