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2020 Events

Great Depression Era Cooking in Wisconsin

May 30 | 2 PM – 4:30 PM

In collaboration with the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives, this program will talk about recipes published in newspapers in the 1930s and what they teach us about what Wisconsinites cooked and ate during the Great Depression. Recipes will focus on those published in Mineral Point newspapers and guests will have the opportunity to taste items made during this period of American history.

Pricing: $35/person

Ticketed event. Members receive a 10% discount!
Registration required. Call  608-987-2122 to register.

Mineral Point Museum Night

June 18 | 5 PM – 8 PM

Be a tourist in your own county! Join us in the evening for an after-hours tour of Mineral Point’s historic attractions. Iowa County residents get into Pendarvis Historic Site, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, Orchard Lawn, the Mineral Point Library Archives, Railroad Museum, Mineral Point Opera House, and the Oddfellows and Rebekah Museum this evening for free with proof of residency. Guides will be available throughout all three sites to share stories and answer questions.

Pricing: FREE for Iowa County Residents with proof of residency, and members.

Pub Night

Sept. 25 | 6 PM – 10 PM

Join us for live music by The Tooles, drinks with friends, dinner from the local restaurant Pointer Café, and games in our cozy Cornish pub! Enjoy your first drink for $10 and continue the evening with $5 refills. The unique Pendarvis House glass is yours to keep! Proceeds from Pub Night go to preserving and interpreting the beautiful buildings at Pendarvis Historic Site.

Admission is free but drinks require an event ticket. First drink $10 (includes glass). Refills $5. Members receive a 10% discount on drink tickets. Call 608-987-2122 to register.

50th Anniversary of Pendarvis House Restaurant’s Final Meal

Nov. 1| 12 PM

We commemorate 50 years since the last meal was served at the famous Pendarvis House restaurant. Celebrate the 35 years of the restaurant through extraordinary stories of how Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum shaped Wisconsin history. Taste menu items from the original restaurant recipes, see artifacts, and hear stories about the people who visited, worked, and dined at the restaurant.

Pricing: $50

Ticketed event. Members receive a 10% discount!
Call  608-987-2122 to register.