Through the 2018 season, the Ephraim Historical Foundation (EHF) will offer free admission to its historic museums, including the Anderson Barn, Anderson Store, Iverson House, Goodletson Cabin and Pioneer Schoolhouse.
“We want to share Ephraim’s stories with as many visitors as possible,” said EHF Executive Director Thea Thompson. “By offering free admission to our museums, we hope to reach new audiences and encourage more people to learn about Ephraim’s history.”
While the EHF museums will no longer charge admission, donations are greatly appreciated. Guided walking and tram tours are $3 per person and free for ages 18 and under.
Free admission season begins with Ephraim Heritage Day on June 15. A free walking tour of Ephraim leaves at 10:30 am from the Anderson Barn Museum, 3060 Anderson Lane. This tour covers Ephraim’s history from its founding in 1853 to today. All five museums and the new Svalhus Research Library are open from 11 am – 4 pm. From 1 – 4 pm, visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in the Ephraim Heritage Day Fair on the Anderson Barn Museum lawn, with historic games and activities like hopscotch and gunny sack races. A free afternoon tour of the Upper Road begins at 1:30 pm and leaves from the Pioneer Schoolhouse Museum, 9988 Moravia Street. This tour visits Bethany Lutheran Church, the Ephraim Moravian Church, and the Ephraim Fire Museum, in addition to several EHF Museums. For more information email [email protected] or call 920.854.9688