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.
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
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
your tax deductible contribution to:
PO Box 437
Menomonie, WI 54751
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
Cole --- Treasurer
- Janet Fassino --- Secretary
- Jim Bryan
- Brian Gabriel
- Kelly McCullough
- Ron Mickelson
- Ken Mullins
- Rose Mary Stoll
- Frank Smoot --- Executive Director
- John Russell --- Curator Emeritus
- Sofi Doane -- Registrar
- Dustyn Dubuque -- Education and Programming
- Jan Theberge --- Volunteer Coordinator
- Melissa Kneeland --- Holtby Museum Educator
- Laverne Weber --- Tour Guide
- Brian Sterry --- Bookkeeper
- Jonell Palmer --- Housekeeping
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.
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.
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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PO Box 437, Menomonie, WI USA 54751