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Wakanda Wonderland

December 11, 2021  |  Saturday,  Noon - 7 p.m. 

A new holiday festival is coming to Menomonie and Dunn County! Wakanda Wonderland is a community gathering featuring decorated holiday trees created by local businesses and community groups — perfect for a family outing. Located on the east lawn of the Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie’s Wakanda Park, the event includes tree viewing, bonfires, food and beverages, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

Proceeds will benefit the Society's Solar Victory Garden initiative. 

Interested in sponsoring or creating a tree for display? Contact Ashley Asher at 715-317-0525 or Ashley@elevatedendeavors.net for details. 

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New Exhibit: Storylords 

Opens Saturday, January 22, 2022   |   

Holy Camole! Jump on your bike-o-tron, chant the verse above and teleport with us to the land of Mujuste to learn about Storylords, the live-action instructional television series developed in the mid-1980s at UW-Stout for the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. The series focuses on building reading comprehension strategies through the use of fantasy for second-, third- and fourth-grade students.  

The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, January 22, 2022 during our business hours, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. A members-only preview will take place on Friday, January 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. 

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Bat House 

March 17, 2022    |    6 p.m. 

Join us for a Brews & Build event at Fulton’s Workshop! Unwind from the week by having a brew (n/a available!) make a fun project, and/or get creative with Lego, our magnet wall, and all the other great activities available in the workshop. This is a night for grown ups (18+) to be creative and allow the brain to relax -- a proven way to relieve stress and anxiety. 

Our March project is building your own bat house. You will have all the materials ($30 per house) to build your bat house, and learn about the best place to set it up!

 

Call 715-232-8685 to reserve your spot, or online.
Beverages available for a separate fee.


Don't want to make the project and just want to come and do other fun activities in Fulton's Workshop? Regular museum admission of $5 applies. (Members, as always get in free and just pay for project materials/beverages).

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Barn Quilt Workshop  

March 28, 2022    |    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Barn Quilts are large pieces of wood painted to look like a quilt block and hung on the exterior of a barn, house, garage or other building. Most Barn Quilts are made of solid colors comprised of simple geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles and triangles, easy to view at a distance. 


Create your own Barn Quilt in this eight-hour (including ½ hour lunch break) workshop. All supplies provided including snacks and refreshments. Bring a brown bag lunch. Wear old clothes and bring a hair dryer if possible. Arrive by 8:15 a.m. to check in. Choose and submit a simple design with up to six colors (including black and white). Search online for “barn quilts” on search engine or Pinterest for ideas, or check out examples on   www.facebook.com/mjbarnquilts. E-mail chosen design to mkolstad@charter.net no later than May 20.

 

Cost: 2’x2’--$65  4’x4’--$105

Note: Call Rassbach Museum at 715-232-8685 to reserve your spot by May 20 — limit 12 participants.

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BioBlitz 2022  

June 18, 2021    |    8:30 a.m. – 1  p.m. 

Do you love nature and being outside? Would you like to take a walk with a scientist and identify plants and animals? Join us for BioBlitz — a fun study of Wakanda Park’s biodiversity. We'll look for birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers and more!


You bring your curiosity, a smartphone with the iNaturalist app installed, or bring your digital camera.


We'll be joined by local naturalists and others who know the area. Together we'll get outside, do some science and record it for the future!


Meet at the Rassbach Museum in Wakanda Park. Groups will explore the park with a specialist guide. Check in at 8:30 a.m. — an orientation beginning at 9 a.m. will cover what to expect. 
Be sure to wear appropriate clothing, shoes, and bring things you may need such as sun screen, snacks and water. The BioBlitz will be rescheduled if the weather is inclement.

To Register: EVENTBRITE LINK HERE .

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Picnics & Petals: A May Celebration

May 1, 2022    |    1  to 4 p.m. 

A spring celebration featuring a market, refreshments, pie eating contest, activities, and more.

Box lunches, beverages available. Pie eating contest. Spring-themed activity stations including paper marking, sunflower planting, fairy wish bottles, and terrariums. Outdoor games, live music, dancing, and more. Silent auction, and raffles. 
 

Springtime market features plant sale, bird & bat houses, hand-crafted items, plush puppets, and more. 
 

Proceeds benefit the Solar Victory Garden at the Rassbach Museum.

Full details here..

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*** POSTPONED*** Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Locations

Join us for a ghostly journey with paranormal author Chad Lewis, as he explores Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Places. Chad covers the entire state --- from wandering ghosts in the Northwoods, a haunted B&B in Milwaukee, prowling phantom creatures and graveyard apparitions. Complete with photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore and directions, this unique presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own ghost story.

 

Lewis has been featured on the Discovery Channel's A Haunting, William Shatner's Weird or What, ABC's Scariest Places on Earth, and Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America, and is a frequent contributor on Ripley's Believe it or Not Radio. He has authored more than 25 books on the supernatural, and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings.

 

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Tickets available at Rassbach Museum (11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues - Sat).

Seating will be limited to 100 people to assure social distancing and masks will be required.  

Note: Subject to covid-19 response -- could be moved online if needed.

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Bat House 

March 17, 2022   |   6 p.m.

Join us for a Brews & Build event at Fulton’s Workshop! Unwind from the week by having a brew (n/a available!) make a fun project, and/or get creative with Lego, our magnet wall, and all the other great activities available in the workshop. This is a night for grown ups (18+) to be creative and allow the brain to relax -- a proven way to relieve stress and anxiety. 

Our March project is building your own bat house. You will have all the materials ($30 per house) to build your bat house, and learn about the best place to set it up!

 

Call 715-232-8685 to reserve your spot, or online.
Beverages available for a separate fee.


Don't want to make the project and just want to come and do other fun activities in Fulton's Workshop? Regular museum admission of $5 applies. (Members, as always get in free and just pay for project materials/beverages).

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Old Fashioned Fourth

July 2, 2022    

Join us Saturday, July 2 (yes, the second) for an "Old Fashioned Fourth" -- a celebration commemorating the 246th observance of the United States' Independence Day.

The Rassbach Museum will be open to the public for free (donations gladly accepted) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Check back in late June for other plans as they develop.

Our lawn is a good place to view the City of Menomonie fireworks!