Upcoming Events at the Museum

Saturday, September 3
10 a.m.-noon: Foster House Open for Tours
10 a.m.-noon: Modern Oriental Art Workshop, call the Museum to purchase tickets!
3 p.m.: Concert on the Lawn featuring The Krause Family Band – dogs welcome!

Friday, September 9, starting at 8:30 a.m.: Morning @ the Museum Pre-K Program

Sunday, September 18, 2-4 p.m.: Par-tea at Two, call the Museum to purchase tickets!

Saturday, September 24
9-12:30: Garden Education Seminar, End of the Season Tea, call the Museum to reserve your spot!
11 a.m.: Saturday Morning Scholars, Field Reports from the Aztalan Dig with Dr. Sissel Schroeder, UW-Madison

Come visit the Hoard Historical Museum to discover the people and events that make up Fort Atkinson’s history. Here you’ll learn all about our region’s local history and find out what makes Fort Atkinson unique.

Here you can relive the 1832 Black Hawk War and learn about General Henry Atkinson and the Sauk Warrior, Black Hawk. Discover Abraham Lincoln’s involvement in the Black Hawk War and learn about his only military experience before becoming Commander-in-Chief. Step into our immersive Mysteries of the Mounds gallery to explore the history and culture of the Native Americans of the late Woodland period. Take a peek inside a replica keyhole pit house to see how they survived and thrived in Wisconsin.

At the Hoard Museum, you will find out how “Fort Atkinson” came to be and explore the contributions of two remarkable locals: William Dempster Hoard, the father of American dairying and Wisconsin Governor; and Lorine Niedecker, world famous poet. Stop by the second floor of the Hoard House to see our new exhibit Duck Hunting on Lake Koshkonong and find out why Fort Atkinson was once referred to as the “Chesapeake of the West.”

Visitors will also enjoy The National Dairy Shrine’s Museum, which features a multimedia show that captures the sights and sounds of dairy farming: past, present, and future.

Throughout the museum you’ll see an amazing collection of artifacts, artwork, and family-friendly activities.

Hoard Historical Museum
401 Whitewater Ave
Fort Atkinson WI 53538
(920) 563-7769

Museum Hours
Tuesdays through Saturdays:
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Donations Accepted! There is no admission charge to visit the Hoard Museum. A suggested cash donation of $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family helps us preserve and share the history and cultural heritage of the Fort Atkinson area. Thank You!