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Stoughton Historical Museum


Stoughton Historical Museum

We were in town  to celebrate Syttende Mai and found out their historical museum was also open. It was closed the other times we visited. This is the 2015 hours.Stoughton Historical Museum hours

 Historical markers on site.

Stoughton markerPlaque on Stoughton Historical museum

There are two floors to explore here, so many interesting artifacts. This is a bedroom display.

The Bedroom display at Stoughton Historical Museum

The Parlor

The Parlor at Stoughton Historical museum

The Kitchen

The Kitchen display at Stoughton Historical museum

 Some homes even had a Rosemaling room. Such a beautiful art form!

Rosemaling Room at Stoughton Historical Museum

A Schoolhouse 


An instrument we were familiar with since we saw it at the McFarland Larson House, the Psalmodicon.

Psalmodicon at Stoughton Historical Museum

Here is a display of native dresses, called bunads.

Norwegian Bunads

One of the best things we saw here, a 1925 fire truck!

Stoughton Fire Truck 1925

There is so much here to see, a great place to visit any Saturday between mid-May to Labor Day.

Hillsboro Historical Museum


Hillsboro Historical Museum

Open Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day

1-3 PM or by appointment

It seems we picked the right day to come to Hillsboro. Not only did we enjoy the Cesky Den Festival, we also got to see their museum during the few months it is is open.  No set admission charge but donations accepted. The museum is part of the Hillsboro Area Historical Society. There are three buildings, located at Albert Field Memorial Park. The white building is the replica of a one-room schoolhouse.

Hillsboro One-Room Schoolhouse

Hillsboro Schoolhouse room


The 2nd building is an actual log cabin and former post office, not originally here but moved from Greenwood Township in 1957.

Hillsboro Historic Log Cabin

Log Cabin Post Office

Hillsboro Log Cabin inside

The largest of the buildings is the main museum, with many Hillsboro artifacts.

Hillsboro Largest Museum


This is Hillsboro’s one surviving kerosene lamp. They used to light downtown before electricity.  A lamplighter would fill and light the lamps every day.

Hillsboro Kerosene Lamp

Hillsboro Museum inside


Hillsboro banner

There are many exhibits here to see, well worth the visit. We did feel welcome in Hillsboro, and Al even learned more about his Czech heritage.  A wonderful day!