Hilkrest School and Tainter Playhouse, Dunn County Historical Society


Hilkrest School
Originally situated in Sherman Township, the 19th century Hilkrest School is a classic example of the one-room country schools that were common in Dunn County until the 1960's. It was moved to the Dunn County Fairgrounds in 1962–63 where it was open through the 2006 fair.


Tainter Playhouse


The Tainter Playhouse was used by the children of Andrew Tainter, who was one of the founders of the Knapp, Stout & Co., Company lumber empire. It was moved to the Dunn County Fairgrounds in 1965 where it was open through the 2006 fair.


New Location!


    Hilkrest School and the Tainter Playhouse have been moved to our headquarters in Wakanda Park (» Google Map ). Both structures will be renovated and exhibits expanded. This project will enhance our school tours and provide our other visitors opportunities to visit the exhibits beyond the county fair dates.

    To participate in this project, contact the society at 715-232-8685.


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