Monday, August 3, 2015

Log Cabin

The Beyerl Rooms - home life at the turn of the century

The Rural Arts Museum has two rooms in the main builing that depict home life.  This exhibit was made possible by a gift from Henry and Margaret Beyerl in the name of pioneer settlers John and Barbara Windmaisser Beyerl who moved to Colby in 1878.  John Beyerl was born in Bavaria and Barbara Beyerl was born in Austria.

The rooms are furnished with memoriabilia and items from the Beyerl house that was built in 1910 by John Beyerl.

Welcome to the Rural Arts Museum

The Rural Arts Museum is a collection of buildings that hold the stories, artifacts and memories of central Wisconsin.  There are several buildings including a depot, one-room schoolhouse, log cabin and the main exhibit building.  This is a family friendly museum.  While children are asked to respect the exhibits, they are invited to explore.  

Current info on hours and visiting the museum can be found at:

The Museum is open the 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month or by appointment.  

The main museum building hosts a series of rooms that depict "Main Street" life in a rural town.  There are vignettes of dentist and doctor offices, a bank, a millinery, and many others.  

 The main building also houses a collection of carriages, machinery and tools for trades like cheese-making, ice-cutting and logging.