Welcome to our website!

The Museum has closed for the season. If you have questions or donations of items, please call 715-423-1580 or email Lori to make an appointment to visit during our office hours. The Museum will be open in December 2017 during the following hours for the Christmas Tree Walk:

December 2 and 3:  12 pm to 4 pm
December 8:  5 pm to 8 pm
December 9:  12 pm to 4 pm

Office Hours
Tuesday 10 am – 3 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 3 pm
Thursday 10 am – 3 pm

Back-Issues of Artifacts:  Check out some older issues of our history magazine Artifacts. For a subscription to the print copy, email lori@southwoodcountyhistory.org.

History of the Museum Building

On the site of Isaac’s boyhood home, Anton Billmeyer built Shadowlawn for Isaac Witter in 1907. The house was built on grounds consisting of 230 feet of frontage on Third Street and 230 feet of frontage on the Wisconsin River.

The house was built in the neoclassical style and consists of 23 rooms, not including the large halls and had a central vacuum system. An elevator was installed after Isaac became ill.

In 1947, Isaac’s brother-in-law, George W. Mead, purchased the Witter home and grounds for $15,000.00 and presented it to the city to house the T.B. Scott Public Library, which opened in 1948.

After the McMillan Memorial Library was built and opened in 1970, the building and land were deeded to the South Wood County Historical Corporation for the museum, which opened in 1972.

Board of Directors

Mr. Philip Brown, President
Mr. J. Marshall Buehler, Vice-President
Mr. Jack Wesley, Treasurer
Mrs. Sarah Sigler, Secretary
Page Casey Clark
Andy Barnett
Barry Jens
Robert Zimmerman
Pete Smart
Rick Bender
Kathy Daly
Nick Brazeau Sr.
Mary Anne Getzin

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