Cool off with Summer Saturdays!

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

Cool off with Summer Saturdays!

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

In this sepia tinted historic photo Bob & Edgar stand outside of Pendarvis looking casual

Discover Wisconsin’s Cornish
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 not only tells the stories of the people who originally created and inhabited them, but also that of Bob and Edgar who salvaged, restored, and made these buildings shine again.

Tucked away in a valley in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the groundbreaking community of the first Wisconsin “badgers.” As you approach this charming neighborhood, the 19th century will instantly come alive through the quintessential limestone buildings and cozy nooks. Unearth the significant lead and zinc mining heritage of Wisconsin and get a taste of life as a miner in the young Badger State.

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

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“One year, hollyhocks came out in the front yard. Bob said, ‘Did you plant the hollyhocks?”

And I said, ‘No.”

‘Well,’ he said, ‘Look at, there’s hollyhocks coming, right out in front of Pendarvis.’ And when they had blossomed, he said, ‘Well, of course they would be just yellow or white.’

And I said, ‘Well, birds or something must have carried the seed. What color did you want?’

He said, ‘Wouldn’t it have been marvelous if they’d been dark red?’
And the next year the plants that came were dark red. Boy, that was one time when he wished hard enough.”

-Edgar Hellum on Bob Neal in On the Shake Rag: Mineral Point's Pendarvis House, 1935-1970
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“One year, hollyhocks came out in the front yard. Bob said, ‘Did you plant the hollyhocks?” 

And I said, ‘No.”

‘Well,’ he said, ‘Look at, there’s hollyhocks coming, right out in front of Pendarvis.’ And when they had blossomed, he said, ‘Well, of course they would be just yellow or white.’

And I said, ‘Well, birds or something must have carried the seed. What color did you want?’

He said, ‘Wouldn’t it have been marvelous if they’d been dark red?’
And the next year the plants that came were dark red. Boy, that was one time when he wished hard enough.”

-Edgar Hellum on Bob Neal in On the Shake Rag: Mineral Points Pendarvis House, 1935-1970

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I love hollyhocks so much. Planted some from Seed Savers Exchange this spring.

I'll never forget my first visit to Pendarvis. I was chatting with Mark Knipping outside of one of the houses, and a red squirrel (that unbeknownst to me turned out to be some sort of site pet) ran up my leg and jumped onto my shoulder. Gave me quite a start!

I love hollyhocks!

Still making plans for your 4th of July celebration? Head to Mineral Point! Pendarvis will be closed for the day but there are many great events taking place all day! ... See MoreSee Less

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