Please be sure to check for updates regularly. We will do our best to post schedule changes and cancellations to our website, Facebook and local media as soon as we have confirmed information. Thank you for your patience!
Season hours are Thursday, 1-5 PM; Friday, 1-5 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM; Sunday, 1-5 PM. The regular season ends August 29th, 2021.
Please contact the museum at email@example.com or 715.458.2080 if you have any questions or concerns.
May 11th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th, 28th
The Barron County Historical Society would like to take this opportunity to invite your school to participate in our 48th Annual School Tour/End of the Year Field Trip Program. To reserve your tour, please print, complete, and return the School Tour Form at your earliest convenience.
June 5, 2021
Please join us for our 5th Annual Outdoor Flea Market, to be held at the Pioneer Village Museum grounds on Saturday, June 5th. This is an all-day event, with vendors setting up between 8 – 10 a.m., and the Flea Market running from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
There will be no gate admission charged that day, so spread the word – FREE Admission! Visitors will not only enjoy the opportunity to shop for treasures, but also to wander through the Pioneer Village and Display buildings. If you are interested in offering a Make-N-Take, please let us know. The Pioneer Grill will be open for the dining pleasure of vendors and guests alike. This should be a fun event for everyone.
Native American Life Day Camp
June 9-11, 2021
This 3-day camp is for ages 7 to 15. Attendees will explore the history and culture of Native Americans living in northwest Wisconsin during the 1800's to the present day, with a focus on the traditional lifestyle. Some of the activities campers will take part in include traditional games, foods, cooking over a fire, drumming, dancing, and crafts.
Native American Heritage Days
June 11-13, 2021
Our First Annual Native American Heritage Days, to be held at the Pioneer Village Museum grounds June 11th-13th, is a new event for the museum. This three-day event will allow visitors to learn about and celebrate Native American heritage, a critical part of Barron County history.
Pioneer Life Day Camp
June 15-17, 2021
June 22-24, 2021
The Pioneer Camp experience introduces children to daily life in Northwest Wisconsin in the late 1800’s. Campers will feed the chickens, water the garden, wash clothes with a wash board, attend a one-room school, make ice cream with a hand-cranked churn, weave a basket, pump water from the well, and more.
Two separate sessions of this camp are offered this year for more opportunities, as this was a popular offering in the past.
June 19th, 2021
Two years ago, the Pioneer Village Museum joined together with the Sons of Norway - Dovre Lodge to bring Midsummer Eve traditions to the Barron County community.
The celebration will be from 5:30 - 8:00 PM, and we will have an amazing bonfire at 7:00 PM. Guests are welcome to wear traditional attire.
Bring your friends and family for an evening of cultural learning and fun!
June 26th-27th, 2021
Strawberry jam, fresh strawberries and plenty of other strawberry items will be available for purchase. We’ll be serving delicious strawberry desserts out of the Pioneer Kitchen, featuring fresh picked berries, along with strawberry pie.
June 26th-27th, 2021
During the Strawberry Festival, we will have an open Quilt Show featuring the work of local quilting artisans in the Cultural Arts Building and Ebenezer Church. There might even be a quilt or two for sale. If you’d like to display or sell some of your quilt work, give us a call at 715-458-2080. Churches and organizations are more than welcome to display and sell quilts for fundraising purposes.
July 10th-11th, 2021
The past comes alive at Pioneer Village Museum for two fun-filled days every July! Heritage Days is one of the Museum's largest and most popular events.
The caboose will also be open, the General Store will be open with a full remodel, the beautiful Ebenezer Church has a new paint job, and the Golden-Laced Wyandotte chickens have returned to the village! These are just a few of the things to see - if you haven't been to the museum in a while, there is much, much more to take in that happened in the last year!
Civil War Life Day Camp
July 14-16, 2021
The Civil War Camp experience introduces children to daily life of Civil War Union soldiers. This camp will include drill, camp life, recreation, and letter writing in the style of those experienced by Civil War soldiers, aided by professional reenactors. Men from our area were recruited to the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Off-Road 4x4 Truck and SUV Show
July 17, 2021
10 AM - 4 PM
The Pioneer Village will be hosting an Off-Road 4x4 Truck and SUV show on July 17th. This event is for off-road enthusiasts to show off their trucks, Jeeps, and off-road buggies. Sorry, no ATVs or side-by-sides. This will be strictly a social event; no awards are given, but drivers and one passenger will be allowed free admission into the Pioneer Village. Please, no alcohol or tearing up the grass.
Authors, Artists, and Actors!
July 24th, 2021
The Barron County Historical Society would like to invite you to participate in our fourth annual Local Authors, Actors, & Artists Day. This is a chance to meet the public and display and sell your published works or original pieces of art. There is no charge to participate and tables will be provided. You are welcome to sell directly to the public and autograph your work.
Guests at the museum that day will be able to tour the grounds, listen to presentations, meet local authors, artists, and actors, and shop for one-of-a-kind works of art and autographed books. We are expecting a good turnout. Our lunch stand will be open, so visitors can spend the entire day here.
Frontier Life Day Camp
July 28-30, 2021
The Frontier Life Camp experience introduces children to daily life on the frontier. Campers will learn about survival skills from the frontier, how to basic shelter was created, and will get to experience the tools of frontier life. This camp overlaps with the Pioneer Village Rendezvous event, which will give the campers a chance to meet and learn from frontier re-enactors.
July 30th, 31st, August 1st, 2021
Our Rendezvous is growing every year! Would you like to join us? We're looking for primitive activities and traders of all types.
Knife and Hawk Demos
Black Powder Shoots
Primitive Bow Shooting
Beading and Leather Work
Dutch Oven Cooking
Demonstrators camp for free!
Classic Car Show
August 7th 2021
The Pioneer Village Museum and the Past Reflections Car Club will join forces once again. This is one of the most popular car shows in Northwest Wisconsin. Cars will be on display from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and the museum will be open until 5:00 pm. The Pioneer Kitchen will be open for your dining pleasure, as well.
Car show attendees are encouraged to visit the museum’s own display of antique and unique vehicles housed in the machinery building at the north end of the museum grounds.
If you’d like to enter your car, please contact Bruce at 715-790-5757.
Women's History Day
August 14th, 2021
Celebrate the role women play in Barron County's history - and our world history - at the Pioneer Village Museum. We'll bring to light rights, achievements and progress won by women in a historical context.
Garden Tea with Inga Witscher
Old-Fashioned County Fair
August 21st - 22nd, 2021
Immerse yourself in some good old fashioned fun. Carnival games, contests of skill, and juggling are just a sample of what you can expect. Cheer on a team during Sunday’s Vintage Baseball games. The list goes on and on.
Just for fun, enter your artwork, sewing, fancy work, photography, garden crops, canned goods, baked goods, flowers or a woodworking project, to compete with your friends and neighbors for a ribbon and bragging rights. Entries will be accepted from 10 am – 12 pm. Judging will begin at noon. If you have any questions, please call us at 715-458-2080.
Other events include Bingo and a Pie and Ice Cream Social.
August 22nd, 2021
Batter Up! Join us for a round robin tournament using 1860's rules, terms, equipment and uniforms. Even if you're not a baseball fan, you'll enjoy the game played by these teams. There are no gloves and the gentleman in the top hat is the referee. Vintage Baseball is part of the "OLD-FASHIONED COUNTY FAIR."
Bluegrass & Art Festival
September 10th-12th, 2021
This three-day event fills the beautiful Pioneer Village historical park with toe-tapping music from 5 PM Friday until 5 PM Sunday. This year's show is headlined by 2021 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award Finalist The Kody Norris Show, and also features 10 other locally-renowned bluegrass bands. Vendors, jammin', workshops, and rough camping all return this year.
September 25th, 2021
New this year - celebrate Barron County's German heritage with Oktoberfest! This popular, world-wide celebration is now local and on the beautiful Pioneer Village Museum grounds. Traditional clothing is welcome, but anyone is able to attend!