What You Will Discover
Lumber Barons of Clinton
Discover the families that had its roots in Clinton, conquered the nation, and left a long lasting local legacy. Learn the stories behind the names of the Youngs, the Lambs, the Joyces, the Curtises, and more!
What connects Marilyn Monroe & Clinton?
One of the more unique connections, this woman married a lumber baron and went on to be very infamous. Can you guess who she is?
How Lumberjacks Lived in the Northwoods
Our multiple exhibits on lumberjacks show the tools, the scenes, and realities of life in the Northwoods. Play one of our many games to discover more about lumberjacks or let our docents sweep you away on the epic story of the real lumberjacks.
Job Qualifications of a Raftman
While we think life was tough and rumble in the woods, the real fun began when the logs made their trip down the river. Discover the wonderful world of log rafting at the museum.
What Else To Do
Ride the Midwest Lumber Train
For $2 per rider, tour the grounds of the museum. Call ahead to confirm that an engineer will be present for you!
Find One of a Kind Items, Old Fashioned Toys, and Must Have Gifts
The first thing you will notice about our gift shop is the wood. From historic Curtis factory pillars to siding and shelves milled here, the gift shop offers a wide variety of gifts and keepsakes.
Make a Craft or Hear a Presentation
Come on one of our scheduled special programs to make themed crafts. Here on a day there isn't anything scheduled? Don't worry, the museum always has a stock pile of coloring pages, games, and sometimes crafts.