NARM Quarterly Spring 2023 | Page 14

Wisconsin Historical Society | First Capitol

Belmont, Wisconsin


Visiting First Capitol brings you back to Wisconsin’s beginnings, in the rooms where it all happened. It was within the walls of these restored historic structures that debates raged over how this new territory would govern itself.

While at First Capitol, visitors can browse engaging exhibits and walk through the halls where the framework for Wisconsin’s government was crafted, including the establishment of a judicial system, roads and railroads, and naming Madison as the permanent capital city.

Wisconsin Historical Society | Stonefield

Cassville, Wisconsin


Stonefield’s village includes 30 historic shops and factories that transport you back in time to the streets of Wisconsin over 100 years ago, including a newspaper office, cheese factory, bank, saloon, and more.

See the largest collection of farm equipment and vintage tractors in the state at the State Agricultural Museum. Visit the home of Wisconsin’s first governor and see fascinating artifacts that tell the story of Wisconsin’s transition from territory to state. With every step of the journey at Stonefield, visitors are immersed in the spirit of ingenuity that helped propel Wisconsin forward.

Cedarburg Art Museum

Cedarburg, Wisconsin


The Cedarburg Art Museum is an inclusive gathering space that celebrates both local and Wisconsin art through original exhibitions and programs. The museum supports, enhances, and furthers the creative arts in our community while providing a variety of inventive classes for all age groups. The Gift Shop offers unique items handmade by talented local artists, and our family-friendly Summer Beer Garden is a prime destination for live music performances and a beautiful sculpture garden. Visit us to experience a variety of special exhibitions, adult and children’s programming, artist chats and receptions, and so much more.