Upcoming Events  
and New Exhibits


New Exhibit: Storylords 

Opens Saturday, January 22, 2022   |   Tuesday - Saturday,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

“Thunder and Lightning, Trumpets and Drums, Readers Rejoice, A Storylord Comes!”


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.  


Charcuterie Board or Lazy Susan

May 19, 2022   |  5:30 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 fun and informative May project is pouring your own Charcuterie Board or Lazy Susan (materials cost: $125 per board). These projects will be made with black walnut and epoxy. You will choose your own colors when you arrive. Attendees will have the choice of up to two colors of epoxy.

This class will be taught by the lead instructor of Midwest Woodturners. Please plan on arriving around 5:30pm to look at wood options and color choices. All ticket sales are final, if you are not able to attend you may have someone take your place.

Reserve your spot 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).


Barn Quilt Workshop  

May 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.


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: Go hereRegistration will begin May 1.