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Local places for learning and looking

Ager Resource Library

Designed to bring together materials that are otherwise difficult to find and/or not usually accessible in one place. The collection is organized into two major areas: Ager’s life and work, and relevant immigrant issues. Ager was an influential Norwegian-American writer and publisher who settled in Eau Claire in 1892.

514 W. Madison St., Eau Claire

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Chippewa County Genealogical Society

The mission of the Chippewa County Genealogical Society is to provide education and assistance to those who are tracing their family roots; to collect and maintain genealogical and historical materials; and to provide access to all materials and educational programs for members and the general public.

123 Allen St., Chippewa Falls

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Chippewa Valley Museum

Have an adventure in history for all ages throughout exhibits showcasing American Indian history, European settlement, industry, farm life, and health and recreation. Grab a treat at the vintage ice cream parlor year round, or visit the schoolhouse and the log house during warmer months.

1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

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Colfax Railroad Museum

The depot houses the large collection of lanterns, railroad china, and the nation's largest railroad paper-weight collection. The primary purpose of these artifacts is to show what people encountered on day-to-day activities with the railroads and how the technology changed throughout time.

500 E. Railroad Ave., Colfax

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Dells Mill and Museum

The five-story Dells Mill was built in 1864 as a grist mill. Wisconsin had been a state for just 16 years and Augusta was a town for eight years. The area was barely settled and Augusta was just a pioneer community; there were no automobiles and…

E18855 County Road V, Augusta

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Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum

The Dunn County Historical Society seeks to discover, preserve, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the history of Dunn County and its role in Wisconsin.

1820 Wakanda Street, Menomonie

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Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

Featuring displays comprised of canoes and canoe related ephemera, plus a 2500 square foot canoe shop. This eclectic assemblage of boats is exciting in its diversity, and includes significant craft from the golden age of North American canoeing as well as work by important contemporary builders.

312 N. Front St., Spooner

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