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Museum Hours

Starting May 5th, 2023

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We are closed for the season.  If you would like to schedule a tour give us a call or email 

Phone: 608-769-8088


Our Mission

To collect, care and share the local history of Arcadia, Dodge, Pine Creek, and Waumandee. We will support, encourage, and inform the community of the importance and need for preserving local and family history for future generations.

Take a tour with your classroom! It's FREE


  • An Eclectic Collection of Memorability

  • Bound Newspapers

  • Historic Photos

  • Arcadia New-Leader (1875 - 1955)

  • Arcadia High School Yearbooks

  • History of Buffalo County

  • The Witness Tree

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  • Arcadia Brewery Collection

  • Historic Maps

  • Newspapers (on microfilm)

  • Arcadian (1895 - 1907)

  • History of Trempealeau County

  • Local Cemetery Records

  • Jerome Bahr Novels (Complete Collection)

  • Lou Sauer Baseball Collection

  • Krumholz Handwritten Journals

Windows of the Museum

We are honored to maintain the former Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church as our Museum and Art Center. 

Our windows are designed in the style of the American Opalescent School and have a solid Munich-style influence, being fabricated by a studio with training in German techniques. 

Most windows were fabricated using America Opalescent Glass, opaque, multi-colored glass, and American Cathedral glass, transparent colored glass with a mechanical finish imparted by a roller. 


Some of the antique glass is "flashed, " meaning that the base glass color (usually clear) is fused to another thin layer of paint. 


This enables the glass artist to sandblast or acid etch one of the layers to create unique color shading and effects in a single piece of glass.  The paints on the glasses are executed using both the traditional trace and matte technique of glass painting and the enamel-based process of glass painting.  There is also some use of silver stain in creating the ornate gold in some of the backgrounds. 

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