Historical  Societies & Museums

Clark Co., Wisconsin


Clark County Historical Society - 2019 Fall Newsletter [.pdf]

Colby, WI, Colby, WI Rural Arts Museum

Colby (Northeastern Area Focus); History; Membership

Greenwood, WI, The Branstiter Museum

Loyal, WI,  Museum, Restored Gas station, Train station museum  The Mack Schoolhouse.

National Historic Register of Historic Places for Clark Co., WI

Neillsville (County Seat); Membership list & History pending, Jail House Museum, (photos and additional information)

Owen Friends of the Old School House

Thorp (Northwestern Area Focus); History; Membership

Stanley, Chippewa Co. (Covers the Northwestern Townships of Clark County); History; Membership

Willard Historical Society



The Colby, WI Rural Arts Museum

If you are researching the NE area of Clark Co., this historical village will help you take a step-back in time and is a must see for anyone fortunate enough to visit Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin.  It is home to the original railroad depot from the City of Colby, a one-room country school and a hundred year old log cabin.  The History of Colby Cheese is also commemorated here.  This Museum is operated by volunteers and benefactors and is open Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day and also by appointment.

Call 715-223-2264 for more information.



The Clark County Jail House Museum in Neillsville, WI

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places as of December 8, 1978 is the Clark County Historical Society Jail Museum. One part of the Jail Museum building consists of charming, old-fashioned living quarters with beautiful windows and spacious hallways. The other part is the cold, bare reality of barred windows, cell blocks, and a solitary confinement cell.

One enters the museum into the sheriff’s residence, which includes an old-fashioned parlor, a grand open stairway, and many rooms of display including a delightful children’s room and an authentic jewelry store. In the jail portion of the building, one views the cell blocks, sheriff’s peek holes, a section for women and children, a sewing room, barber shop and many other rooms. For touring information or special tour arrangements, please call (715) 743-6444. A small admission fee is charged.

Our partner site, The Jailhouse Museum, now has a new site.  Be sure to check it out!

Their new site address: www.1897clarkcountyjailmuseum.com

The facebook page link is: https://www.facebook.com/1897CCJM#!/1897CCJM?sk=wall



Thorp Museum 2012

Thorp Area Historical Museum

If you are researching in the NW Townships of Clark County,

the Thorp Area Historical Society could be a great help to you!






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