Butternut Area Historical Museum

126 East Main St. in beautiful downtown Butternut
Hours: 10 am - 2 pm, Friday through Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Open throughout the rest of the year for special events. Appointments during other times are highly welcomed. Call Maxine Kleinsteiber at 715-769-3508 or Kelly Meredith at 715-769-3722. Schools and service groups are also welcomed for special tours and presentations. Call the above numbers to make arrangements.

The Butternut Area Historical Society is a formal 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Butternut area. It is governed by a nine member board which meets monthly. The meetings also include input from two non-voting members; a student representative from the Butternut High School and the director of the Friend of the Museum group which organizes displays and fundraising. Currently, much of the museum's operating funds are derived from a mural program called Every Life Tells a Story, which features portraits of area residents who made a significant impact on Butternut History. Portrait spaces are still available for the north side of the museum. Hundreds of plaques spaces are also available (see additional information).

Items in the museum are held on loan for a one to two year period. Item loan/ donation applications are available on line. Contact Maxine Kleinsteiber at 715-769-3508 if you are interested in loaning a historical item to the museum.

You can also get involved by being a member of The Friends of the Butternut Area Historical Museum for the price of $5. Friends help out with fundraisers, special events and service projects for the museum. The membership fee supports the museum financially.

For more information contact The Butternut Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 411, Butternut, WI 54514, or email at fanfish@plbb.us. You can also receive information by phone by calling the Butternut Village Hall at 715-769-3113.

Donating Items to the Museum

Cataloging Worksheet

Museum Wish List

Every Life Tells a Story - Butternut Histoyr Mural Project

Every Life Tells a Story - Mural Project Information

Every Life Tells a Story - Application Form

Every Life Tells a Story - Plaque Form