The Thorp Area Historical Society
Located at 307 West Birch Street, Thorp, WI
Open the first weekend of each month, Memorial Day to Labor Day, from
also June 24 & 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.; July 22, 2017
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Oct 7 from 1-4 p.m.;
Or by appointment:
Sue K.: Home 715-669-5940; Cell 715-773-0102
or Ellen: Home 715-669-5021
This new museum first opened in 1995 in the former St. Hedwig's rectory, 2
miles east of Thorp. It recently moved to its new location in the city. Its collection has continued to
expand and change. Special features include antique and colored
dishes, clothing, home furnishings, children's toys, quilts and other
needle work. There are numerous collections of old photos,
publications, family histories and yearbooks plus a wide range of items
which are on private loan to the museum. Special theme rooms show
how people and industry cooperated in the development of the Thorp area.
It is utter delight for a family historian to visit such a treasure trove
of information and spend a leisurely afternoon exploring past generation
of the area. There is something of interest in every corner!
"The Old General Store" as it looked when it was in the basement
of the old St. Hedwig's
rectory ( about 2005, when the Thorp Area
Museum was located there).