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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.


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. 


Happy Days and Hard Times : Christmas in the 1920s and 30s

December 12, 2021   |  2  p.m.  

Museum director Melissa Kneeland will share all about the holiday season 100 years ago. Many of the Christmas traditions that are seen today have their origins in this era. With a lot of photographs, and even some radio clips from the time, be prepared to be transported back in time to Christmas past. 

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

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Quilts of the Pinery  

February 1-5, 2022  |  Tuesday- Saturday,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

View quilt creations made by residents of “The Pinery” --- that area of Northwest Wisconsin which was logged by Knapp, Stout & Co. Company.  Includes a Dunn County "kid's quilt" featuring images from the county's history. 

To enter:   


Quilts of the Pinery -- This is a non-juried, non-judged show and the $10 entry fee entitles the entrant to five days of free admission to the Rassbach Museum, Fulton's Workshop and the Frost Fair on February 5, 2022. Entry form must be received by January 15 and quilts must be received by January 22, 2022, and picked up between 4 and 5 p.m. on February 5, 2022. For entry form and more information, please contact Barbara Hauck at 715-642-1671 or bjhauck100@gmail.com   Entry and waiver form is available here.

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Frost Fair   

February 5, 2022   |   11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shake off those winter blues with activities for all ages including:

  • Winter-Themed Crafts & Activities

  • Chili Cook-Off

  • 1860s Rules Vintage Base Ball

  • Quilts of the Pinery Show

  • Quilt Raffle

  • Artisans

  • Coffee and Hot Chocolate

  • Live Music

Chili Cook-Off begins at 11 a.m., featuring individuals and local businesses. Voting ends at 1:30 p.m. $5 entry to taste and vote. The entry forms for chili cook-off is available here