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Thanks for another great season! We reopen for general admission in May 2024. Our online shop is always open—find unique merchandise for the history lover, from made in Wisconsin items to beer and brewing, home goods, apparel and more.

See You in Spring 2024!

Thanks for another great season! We reopen for general admission in May 2024. Our online shop is always open—find unique merchandise for the history lover, from made in Wisconsin items to beer and brewing, home goods, apparel and more.

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History and the Couple
Who Helped Preserve It

Every building tells a story, and at Pendarvis, there are plenty, each with a unique narrative to tell. Your journey through this picturesque cluster of stone structures will take you not only through the stories of the people who originally created and inhabited them, but also the story of Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum, the couple who  salvaged, restored, and made these buildings shine again. 


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Tucked away in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the 20th century preservation efforts of

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Rock Church Construction INC has been working hard to restore the windows and doors of two of our 1840s Cornish cottages, Pendarvis and Polperro. They were removed late last fall and carefully restored in an indoor workshop over the winter. Work began to reinstall the windows and doors today. We can't wait to see the overall improvement this project will make for both buildings! ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of my ancestors lived in the small Pendarvis Bldg.

Please correct me if I don’t have the facts correct.My Grandmother told me it was called shake rag street as women would shake a white dish towel at noon to call the men to the noon meal. We did this on our farm in SW Wisconsin when I was little. In SW the noon meal is called dinner while on the west coast it is called lunch.

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We are hiring!

We are hiring for our facilities manager position at Villa Louis. This full-time position is responsible for supporting the management of Villa Louis facilities and infrastructure by monitoring and facilitating contractor activities, minor restoration & construction, ensuring equipment and building systems are operational, janitorial duties, addressing all maintenance needs, along with managing and performing landscaping and lawn care. For a full position description and details on the application process visit bit.ly/3U2EVHE

All applications must be submitted online using the provided link. The position closes on April 25. Questions can be directed to jan.zadra@wisconsinhistory.org or (608) 264-6409.
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