Historic Town Hall Amberg Museum
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The Museum

Come see the unique quarrying exhibit which features a pictorial history of the quarrying in Amberg, a collection of quarrying tools, and other memorabilia. One of the highlights is the original derrick from the August Paveglio Quarry.

Listen to the informative and often humorous tales presented in the Downing Recollections that are part of the gallery of pioneer photographs.

Relax in the reading area browsing through local news articles, the Amberg High School yearbooks, and other "readable history."

When you visit the lumbering exhibit, look up at the collection of chainsaws hanging down from the ceiling, or see if you can identify some of the logs stamped during the river drives.

There are puzzles, coloring sheets, and other hands-on activities for younger visitors.

Guided tours of the museum complex are available upon request or choose to explore on your own. You may also want to take an audio tour and listen to tales such as the "Near Lynching of Charles Dahl." Also check out the Tales of the Past online.

Open Saturdays 10 AM-4 PM
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Located at N15065 Grant Street

ADMISSION ALWAYS FREE -- DONATIONS WELCOMED

The Museum Complex

  • The Main Museum contains exhibits on quarrying, logging, veterans, farming, local business, churches and organizations, Native American culture, a blacksmith shop, and the reading area.
  • The Historic Town Hall includes a general store, sewing room, school room, and the town office.
  • The Heritage House is furnished with local artifacts from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • The original Amberg Railroad Depot contains railroad artifacts from the Milwaukee and Northern Railroad which later became known as The Milwaukee Road.
  • The Carriage House contains a restored 1931 Model A Sedan and a horse sleigh and carriage.
  • Cedarville Depot with interactive displays on hobos, the flag stop, and community history.

Genealogy Research

For those interested in genealogical research check out the Amberg vital records and obituaries on the Amberg Genealogy page or the online listing of the Amberg Cemetery. Also, come and browse through the collection of school records and publications available in the museum reading room.


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