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Hoard Historical Museum

401 Whitewater Avenue

A local history museum with many interesting stories to share, the Hoard Historical Museum is like no other. Here you'll find out about Sauk warrior, Black Hawk, and the 1832 Black Hawk War.

Discover what kind of soldier young Abraham Lincoln was and learn how "Fort Atkinson" came to be. Explore the contributions of two locals of whom we're very proud: William Dempster Hoard, the father of American dairying; and Lorine Niedecker, world famous poet. 


Tina Lupiezowiec

Monday, May 14, 2018
I was astounded when I walked in the front door of Hoard Historical Museum. It's a large, wonderful Museum in a small town. The displays are amazing and interactive. It's certainly worth the drive from Madison to go visit it. And if you happen to have an interest in Wisconsin's Dairy history your mind will be absolutely Blown Away!

Char Patefield

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Great museum! Very kid friendly. Helpful friendly staff and volunteers. Includes National Dairy Shrine. Free admission...Donations suggested.

Joshua Schultz

Thursday, July 5, 2018
There's some neat local history and displays, good place to check out for a couple hours as a unique local attraction.

Madelyn T

Thursday, March 29, 2018
This museum has more than you would think, and often has displays work from other people. You can fulfill your history heart with it's dairy shrine, it's Lincoln exhibit, the Hoard house, or the Native American mounds. Definitely worth a trip!

Brett Wilson

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Always a fun place to visit. Always something different. Many exhibits are worth seeing over and over. Need at least 2 hours to get a good overview. Amazingly good for a small town museum. Great staff, mostly volunteers.

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