Empire in Pine Museum, Dunn County Historical Society

The Empire in Pine Museum The Empire in Pine Museum earned the State Historical Society's "Distinguished Service" award in 1982, and was extensively updated in 2004. The award winning display exhibits the rich logging and sandstone quarry history of the Red Cedar Valley. The exhibit includes:
  • Knapp, Stout & Co., Company
  • Blacksmith Shop
  • Muzzle-loading bunks
  • Rare up-and-down saw
  • Quarry tools
  • Stonecutting examples
  • Dead Man's Corner
  • 1865 Louisville Post Office
  • Village Jail

Hours and Season

    Summer Hours | Memorial Day to Labor Day
    Saturday and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

    Winter Hours | Closed after Labor Day until Memorial Day

    Open late spring and early fall, weather permitting. Call ahead!
    Guided Tours or Education Tours by appointment

    Call 715/232-8685 or e-mail


    DCHS Members




    Students Grades 1 - 12


    Children 5 and younger




    The Empire in Pine Museum is located six miles south of Menomonie on State Highway 25, turn on County C at Downsville.

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General Information

    Empire in Pine Museum
    County Hwy. C
    Downsville, Wisconsin   54735

    Send all correspondence to:
    Dunn County Historical Society
    PO Box 437, Menomonie, WI   USA  54751

    (715) 232-8685 or e-mail dchs@discover

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Dunn County Historical Society
PO Box 437, Menomonie, WI   USA  54751
(715) 232-8685