The Ephraim Village Museums open for the season on Friday, June 19.
The Ephraim Historical Foundation’s five lovingly restored buildings include the Anderson Store (1858), the Anderson Barn (1880), the Pioneer Schoolhouse (1880), the Goodletson Cabin (1953), and the Historic Iverson House (1854). In addition, the brand-new Archival Resource Center has just completed construction. It adjoins the Anderson Barn and will be available for touring on Monday, June 22.
The Anderson Barn also features a special exhibit that changes from year to year, with 2009’s exhibit devoted to the 100th Anniversary of Peninsula State Park. The exhibit chronicles the general history of the park, as well as photos and memorabilia of its early inhabitants, Horseshoe Island, Camp Meenahga, and outdoor recreation. Artifacts on loan from the Peninsula State Park will be on display as well. The exhibit reception will be held on Friday, June 19 from 4 – 6 pm at the Anderson Barn History Center.
The museums are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm from June 19 through August 29. Fall hours are Fridays and Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm from September 4 through October 10. Historic walking tours are also conducted Tuesday through Fridays during the summer months, leaving from the Anderson Barn at 10:30 am. This Walking tours are also available during the fall season, and are held on Wednesday and Friday, leaving at 10:30 am from the Anderson Store. For those unable to take the morning walking tour, or for those who just want to tour Ephraim at their own pace, self-guided audio walking tours are available for rental through the Ephraim Visitor’s Center on Water Street in Ephraim.
Admission to the Ephraim Village Museums is $5 for adults, $3 for students aged 6 – 18, and free for children under the age of six. The admission price includes admission to all of the museums as well as a historic Ephraim walking tour. The new-self guided walking tour is also $5 for adults, and includes admission into the Ephraim Village Museums
For more information on the Ephraim Village Museums and the Ephraim Historical Foundation, visit http://www.ephraim.org or call 920.854.9688.