Chippewa County Historical Society Area History Center and Museum

Photographed May 22, 2015
Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
44.935943,-91.386854

The Chippewa County Historical Society Area History Center and Museum is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Allen Street and South Prairie Street, at 123 Allen Street, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729.


The entrance to the museum.

Some of the treasures inside the building:




This is "hobo art" aka "tramp art" --  an art movement found throughout the world where small pieces of wood, primarily from discarded cigar boxes and shipping crates, were whittled into layers of geometric shapes having the outside edges of each layer notch carved, or in the technique of a Crown of Thorns. It was popular in the years between the 1870s to the 1940s when the art form started to decline. (This Wikipedia Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Click here for more information.)

A sketch of the Cook-Rutledge Mansion.

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