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Representing the cultural, ethnic and
historical aspects of past eras of southeastern Price County

Knox Creek Heritage Center

 
The Knox Creek Heritage Center, founded in 1995, is located at N4517 West Knox Road, in Brantwood, Wisconsin (see map).
 
An affiliate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, it is composed of eight buildings and artifacts representing several ethnic groups in southeastern Price County:
 
  • Main Farm House, circa 1900 furnished in period style
  • Summer kitchen building now used as a Gift Shop
  • Keto House, circa 1900, with exhibits that include a logging display, a display of the Co-op era, and memorabilia from the schools in the area from the late 1800s to present
  • Spirit Baptist Church, circa 1890
  • Waahto Sauna built in the early 1900s, moved to the site and restored
  • A log building, recently restored, with artifacts from the early settler’s era,
  • Shelter erected to house a threshing machine, a tractor that would have been used to run the thresher, a 1920s tractor and other farm implements
  • Pole shed that houses exhibits about the agricultural era, tools that early tradesmen used, a blacksmith display and other artifacts
 
All the buildings on the site are used to display artifacts, documents, photographs, and other memorabilia that represent the cultural, ethnic, and historical aspect of past eras.
 
Four ethnically themed events are held each year. 
 
  • St. Patrick’s/St. Urho’s corned beef and cabbage dinner is held the 3rd Saturday in March; 
  • Scandinavian Mid-Summer celebration is held the 4th Saturday in June;
  • Country Afternoon the 2nd Saturday in September;
  • Finnish Independence Day Dinner the 1st Saturday in December.
The center is open by appointment and on event dates.  For more information or to make an appointment, write KCHC, N4517 West Knox Road Brantwood, WI  54513, or by contacting any of the board members.
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
  • June 28th:  Midsummer Celebration at the Knox Creek Heritage Center
    • All buildings will be open for visitors.
    • A meal of Swedish meatballs and other Scandinavian traditional summer food will be served at 6 P.M.
    • The grounds will be open in the afternoon so visitors have time to look at the exhibits.
    • There will be music, a May Pole, bonfire later, and a Silent Auction of items donated by local merchants.
    • Homemade grain bread and cardamom braid will be available for purchase.

For additional information please contact the Knox Creek Heritage Center at brantwoodkchc@gmail.com or by telephoning 715.564.2520 or 715.564.2525