Rusk County Historical Society Museum, Ladysmith

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The Rusk County Historical Society Museum is a museum in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, United States. The museum contains over 9,000 artifacts relating to the history of Rusk County. The Rusk County Historical Society was incorporated in 1955 and is a non-profit organization. The historical society has a museum that is located at the Rusk County Fairgrounds in Ladysmith, WI. The museum is open from 12:30-4:30 on weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day. The objectives of the society are the discovery, preservation, and public dissemination of the history of Rusk County and the State of Wisconsin.

The museum is an open air style museum that consists of several different buildings that are connected by walkways. Buildings at the museum include the following:

Henry Golat Welcome and Research Building

Little Red Schoolhouse

Teacher's Cabin

Gates County Courthouse

Log Cabin

Flambeau Mine Visitors Center

Jones LeCount Military Building

Logging and Farm Equipment Building

Glen Flora Jail

Farm Machine Shed

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  • You will find something of interest for everyone! Very well organized and very helpful volunteers!!!  more »
  • I have some friends who live in New Zealand and run a John Deere museum. They travel around America each summer to look at and sometimes buy John Deere stuff. I vacation in this area and they...  more »
  • A true gem. 14 buildings filled with antiques and artifacts from rusk county and the surrounding area. Totally worth the stop.
  • Go check it out and learn the history of Rusk County

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