A local history museum with many interesting stories to share, the Hoard Historical Museum is like no other. Here you’ll find out about Sauk warrior, Black Hawk, and the 1832 Black Hawk War.
Discover what kind of soldier young Abraham Lincoln was and learn how “Fort Atkinson” came to be. Explore the contributions of two locals of whom we’re very proud: William Dempster Hoard, the father of American dairying; and Lorine Niedecker, world famous poet.
In between all this, you’ll see amazing collections of artifacts, artwork, and much more. Be sure to check out our newest longterm exhibit, Mysteries of the Mounds, on the main level and second floor.
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.
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.
- Tuesdays through Saturdays:
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Closed Sundays and Mondays
Hake Family Arrowheads & Stone Tools on Display now through Friday, May 31, 2013 at the museum.
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See historic photographs of
Fort Atkinson in the
University of Wisconsin's Digital Collections.
Historic Fort Atkinson