Luck Area Historical Society and Museum

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Welcome!

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The Luck Historical Museum has information and artifacts from the town’s history. It is also headquarters of the Polk County Genealogical Society that helps interested visitors find information on their family’s past.

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Programs are on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Luck Area Historical Museum or as announced.

Remember: what happens at the museum is up to what our members and volunteers decide to do! You are always invited to come and help out with your ideas!

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Current Exhibits and Events

Events

December 4th Holiday Experience at the Museum

January 13th 6:00 pm Christian Cold a retired wildlife technician and educator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Wildlife Management. Will be speaking on Owls.

January 27th 6:00 pm Dr Bruce Hanson will be talking about "The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names", from the book by Robert Gard

February 24th 6:00 pm John Morley talk on Beginning Maple Syrup Making

March Dr Allen Hanson-talk on Book Collecting and Care of Books

Masks are recommended for presentations.

Exhibits

January-February- Paperweight display and Winter Carnival Queen video display

March -April – Vintage Easter display

May – Silent Auction Art Walk Fund Raiser- Evening Event- more info to come

International Museum Day May 18th

June Dairy Month- FREE Ice cream, sponsored by Countryside Cooperative and Luck Cenex. Go and visit the Hanne Ravnholt Pavilion and then come by the Museum for a ice cream coupon. (Quantities are limited)

June 6th – National Yoyo Day, in memory of Donald Duncan Sr. (founder of the Duncan Toys Company)

July – Museum of Danish America exhibit – more information to come

July 16th Ǣbleskiver Breakfast Fundraiser- 8am until we run out, Free will offering

ZOOM presentations:

This five-film collection recalls history and stories of Minnesota’s iconic St. Croix valley and the St. Croix Scenic Byway which runs alongside the river for 124 miles. From the earliest days people were drawn to this region for its natural resources and later for its nationally recognized scenery and environmental qualities. Visiting the five districts of the St. Croix Scenic Byway in person or through these films contributes to the opportunity to experience this spectacular river region that has been called the “Birth Place of Minnesota.”

January 4th - 6:00 pm - Unimagined Wealth

January 18th – 6:00 pm – River of Pines

February 8th – 6:00 pm – St Croix Ojibway History (PBS WI)

Free Classic Movies!

FREE with Free Popcorn. Cushioned seating! At the giant screen theater in the Museum. See our Facebook page for details. Summer schedule 1st Friday 7 pm May - October. Winter: First Friday Matinee each Month -- November thru April -- 1 pm:

January 7th – Top Hat - 1935- Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

February 4th – Meet Me in St Louis – 1944 – Judy Garland & Margaret O’Brien

March 4th – Swing Time – 1936 – Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

April 1st – Tarzan the Ape Man – 1932 – Johnny Weissmuller & Maureen O’Sullivan

May 6th – Destry Rides Again -1939- James Stewart & Marlene Dietrich

4th Monday the Polk County Genealogical Society programs -summer tours -- check the Polk County Wisconsin Genealogical Society Facebook page or the local newspaper for details each month. No programs Dec – March. Email [email protected] for research online or more info

Free Entrance -- Museum Hours Monday-Friday 11:00-3:30 and first Saturday monthly 10:00-1:00.

  • Thank you to our sponsors St Croix Valley Hardwood for sponsorship of the Duncan YoYo wall exhibit and Theresa Tihanyi of Edward Jones of Luck for sponsoring our quarterly newsletter.
  • Edward Jones Financial St Croix Valley Hardwoods

  • Additional Sponsors
  • Land O Lakes Dicks Market

  • Waynes Foods Countryside

  • Copy Shop Royal Credit Union

  • Albert Victor Ravenholt Fund
  • Pass Trucking and Landscaping Dresser Wisconsin
  • Thrivent Financial Luck WI
  • Norden Folk Eau Claire
  • Hugh J Andersen Foundation
  • Thank you RCU for sponsoring our new current events easel
  • Wayne's Foods