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After locating this museum and receiving it's emails regularly, we thought it would be great to share a visit!
There's so much to revel in and in particular we are delighted to know of the African-
American experience in this small southwest area of Wisconsin!...More
I had a friend visiting Lancaster from NYC and we took a tour of the local historical society’s museum. Our guide was Joe Sherwin. The tour was delightful. Mr. Sherwin is extremely knowledgeable about the county’s history and has a charming personality. I encourage curious...More
This place was a little jewel that I found while driving through. The history that is held within is marvelous and holds things that will interest all ages. From the AMAZING history of the Green(e) family and the first African American families to the history...More
Just off the courthouse square is a little jewel. The Cunningham Museum. I had the pleasure of a personally tour by Joe Sherwin, a very knowledgeable member of the Grant County Historical Society. Many a artifact had a personal story. Bring your camera. Take a...More
A personally guided tour by a knowledgeable volunteer. Includes the history of the Pleasant Ridge African-American community in nearby Beetown townshiip. Don't miss going upstairs. The steep stairs are worth the climb to see the collection of local arts and crafts from the late 1800's.
If you find yourself in Lancaster, Wi, or nearby, do not fail to visit the marvelous Cunningham Museum. The guides are knowledgeable and delightful, anxious to go out of their way and volunteer their time to answer every question and meet your needs. The museum...More
The Grant County Historical Society is housed in the Cunningham Museum, just off the city's main square. We came to review their paper archives and research materials on locals in the Civil War. The attendants were very helpful in finding articles, booklets, family histories, and...More
A gem of a collection 'of collections' among the "Hidden Valleys" of Southwest Wis. The Cunningham Museum is about the pioneer farmers, miners, storekeepers that made middle America. From the Pleasant Ridge community with the first black integrated school to the saddle blanket from The...More