Hoard Historical Museum

The Hoard Historical Museum is named for William Hoard, father of the Wisconsin dairy industry. This local history museum has several permanent collections including the Bird Room containing 500 birds and mounted specimens done by the well-known naturalist Thure Kumlien. Born in Sweden, Kumlien immigrated to America in 1843 and divided his time between farming and his love of botany and ornithology. He raised his family near Lake Koshkonong on forty acres of virgin forest. He was an accomplished artist, collector and taxidermist. He added much to our knowledge of the early flora and fauna of Jefferson County.

Directions: Located south of the Rock River in downtown Fort Atkinson just off Main Street (Hwys 12 & 89) at 401 Whitewater Ave.

Hoard Historical Museum map

Gazetteer: Page 29, A-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 93, A-8 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/563-7769 (Hoard Historical Museum).

Web site: Hoard Historical Museum

Seasonality: Open MD-LD Tues- Sat 9:30am-4:30pm, Sun 11am- 3pm; LD-MD Tues-Sat 9:30am- 3:30pm.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest food & lodging: Fort Atkinson.