About the Society, Dunn County Historical Society


Mission
Formed in 1950, the Dunn County Historical Society seeks to discover, preserve, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the history of Dunn County and its role in Wisconsin, and to arouse interest in the past.

Membership
Become a member. As a DCHS member you'll have many exciting --- and historical --- opportunities. Explore the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum located in Menomonie's Wakanda Park, or picnic at the Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park.

Your help is needed! Membership supports the operation of the museum, including the interpretation and proper care of many fascinating artifacts. As a society member you are invited to special events, receive a free subscription to The Dunn County Historian, receive free admission to the museums, sneak previews of new exhibits, and a 10% discount on items in the museum gift shop.

As a member you support many DCHS sponsored events. Members are encouraged to volunteer to help with sponsored events, as well as museum activities.

Membership Contribution

Individual

$25.00
Family $35.00
Senior

$15.00

Senior Couple $25.00
Supporting $100.00
Sustaining $250.00
Patron $500.00
Lifetime $1,000.00
Send your tax deductible contribution to:
    Dunn County Historical Society
    PO Box 437
    Menomonie, WI 54751

    (715) 232-8685

Volunteers/Internships
The Historical Society relies on all kinds of volunteer support. Volunteers contribute and enjoy working in areas of public programming, marketing, curatorial, library, education, visitor services, and maintenance, buildings and grounds.

Internships are available and adaptable to areas of study. If you would like to volunteer or inquire about an internship contact: Jan Theberge, volunteer coordinator at 715-232-8685 or apply via the application.

Board of Directors

  • Don Steffen --- President
  • Paul DeLong --- Vice President
  • Steve Cole --- Treasurer
  • Janet Fassino --- Secretary
  • Jim Bryan
  • Nancy Doane
  • Brian Gabriel
  • Kelly McCullough
  • Dave Micek
  • Ron Mickelson
  • Rich Sterry
  • Rose Mary Stoll

Our Staff

  • Frank Smoot --- Executive Director
  • John Russell --- Curator Emeritus
  • Sofi Doane -- Registrar
  • Dustyn Dubuque -- Education and Programming
  • Jan Theberge --- Volunteer Coordinator
  • Laverne Weber --- Tour Guide
  • Brian Sterry --- Bookkeeper
  • Deb Nichols --- Custodian


Current Projects
In addition to our daily operations, there are also several special projects that you can support with an additional gift. You can make one or more of these projects a success with a generous contribution.

Hilkrest School and Tainter Playhouse Improvements

Your contribution to this project will allow us to improve the exhibits, and restore the Hilkrest one-room school and Tainter Playhouse, on our Wakanda Park campus. These exhibits will enhance our school tours and provide our other visitors opportunities to see the exhibits beyond the county fair dates. An additional $20,000 is needed to complete the project.



Heritage Partners

The Dunn County Historical Society is seeking "Heritage Partners" to join us in our mission by supporting the services we provide to the area. Learn more here.


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Dunn County Historical Society
PO Box 437, Menomonie, WI   USA  54751
(715) 232-8685