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The Mineral Point Historical Society (MPHS) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the unique history of Mineral Point, located in the Driftless Area of southwest Wisconsin. Our headquarters is the beautiful 19th century Italianate mansion and grounds known as Orchard Lawn.

We offer tours of this estate, sponsor events and programs for our community throughout the year and rent our facilities for private events, especially weddings.

MPHS is an important resource for historians, genealogists and anyone interested in the past, present or future of Mineral Point and the surrounding area. Our organization accepts not one penny of local, state or federal tax money – instead we operate and thrive because of the generosity and commitment of our friends, members and volunteers.

We invite you to visit us in Mineral Point.

Upcoming 2016 Events

Sat , December 3rd –  Caroling on High Street @ 6:30 p.m.  

Meet at Cornish Pocket Part next to the Opera House.  Join us on Gallery Night as we sing Christmas carols on High Street.

We’ll sing your favorite carols, many of which are Cornish!

We will have songbooks, or bring your own.

And your voice to the many happy voices on Gallery Night!

















Sat , December 10 th  – Creating Victorian Ornaments @ 1:00 p.m

Join us at Orchard Lawn!  We wil make simple Christmas ornaments, just as many Victorians may have done.

If we make enough, you’ll bring home one or more for your own tree.

Children are welcomed with an adult who is also making Victorian Ornaments.


Sat , December 17 th – A Victorian House Party @ 1:00 p.m.

This is a community event for all ages!

Join us at Orchard Lawn!  There will be musical offerings, recitations by children, a reading of a Christmas tale,

lots of tasty Christmas treats, and singing of Christmas carols together.

And, in the spirit of Christmas gift giving, please bring a gift to benefit the Mineral Point Pantry,

Pointer Pantry or the Iowa County Humane Society.

Bring a nonperishable food item or cash to support your favorite charity.

We will distribute your gifts after the event.