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Mineral Point History on display – Mineral Point Museum Night
June 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Mineral Point History on Display on June 18 Museum Night
MINERAL POINT, Wis.—The public is invited to visit several locations celebrating Mineral Point history in June 2020.
From 5 to 8 p.m. June 18, the Mineral Point Historical Society, Mineral Point Opera House, Pendarvis Historic Site, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts and the Wisconsin Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Museum will be open and offering free admission where applicable to Iowa County residents.
The Mineral Point Historical Society manages the Gundry House and Orchard Lawn at 234 Madison St. For more information, see mineralpointhistory.org.
The Mineral Point Opera House at 139 High St. will be open for tours. For more information, call (608) 558-1937 or see mineralpointhistory.org.
Pendarvis, 114 Shake Rag St., is one of 12 Wisconsin Historical Society Museums and Historic Sites. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Pendarvis comprises several 19th-century cabins built by Cornish immigrants who came to Mineral Point to mine lead. Today, the site celebrates the restoration and preservation efforts of Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, who saved a significant part of Wisconsin’s past. For more information and details, call (608) 987-2122 or visit www.pendarvis.wisconsinhistory.org.
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, 18 Shake Rag St., invites visitors to tour its collection of nine historic and reproduction buildings that host the arts and crafts school’s workshops and events. For a free-will donation, guests can enjoy pie on the Green in honor of Roland Sardeson, the beloved potter and stonemason who passed away in 2016 and will be celebrated on the fourth annual Roland Sardeson Day on the Summer Solstice June 20. For more information, call (608) 987-3292 or see www.shakeragalley.com.
The Wisconsin Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Museum, 112 Front St., in May 2019 marked the 200th anniversary of the International Order of Odd Fellows in the United States, and the 184th anniversary of the IOOF in Mineral Point. The museum will be open for all to view items of the organization’s storied and learn about the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs’ involvement in issues today.