Luck Area Historical Society and Museum

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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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Current Exhibits and Events


Official Passport: Start by visiting 6 of the museums listed in the brochure, then starting with the 7th museum receive souvenirs from the rest. Start travelling around NW Wisconsin and have some fun this summer!


Masks are optional for presentations.


March – April – Vintage Easter displays

May - Silent Auction Art Walk – Come and bid on works by local artists in different mediums. Tuesday, May 16th with International Museums Day we will have our auction evening – Can’t attend we will have an on line donation opportunity either through our website or our face book page. All monies raised will go towards museum operations. Join us at the museum. Adult Refreshments will be served.

June - Dairy month. Visit the Hanne Ravnholt Dairy Pavilion. Come to the museum and get a coupon for a free ice cream, take it to the Luck Cenex across from Wood Goods on Highway 35!

June/July - Cycling Culture Now - more information to come

Saturday, July 22nd – Aebleskiver Breakfast 8-11 (or we run out) free will offering. Come early!

Saturday, October 7th – Fika the Swedish way! Seven kinds of cookies or cakes with Skagen toast (small open faced sandwich with a mayonnaise and crème fraiche mix and shrimp) Advanced booking required, limited seating. More information to come.

December – January – Santa’s Holiday Express Train and Christmas Village and Heritage Christmas Tree and Shop


Tuesday, April 25th, 6:00 PM Adrian Wydeven will be presenting on “Gray Wolves in Wisconsin: Their Biology, History and Conservation”


Thursday , April 27th 6:00 PM- Robert Tabern – American National Parks- more information to come


May 25th 6:00 PM -Richard Mohnsen – Meteorology- How data is obtained making a weather forecast.

June 22nd 6:00 PM -Kent Syverson – Adventures in Glacier Bay experiences with the National Geographic Society’s Burroughs Glacier Expedition.

Glacier Bay


August 24th 6:00 PM -Steve Bishop – Astronomy – more information to come

Gift Shop

gift shop

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:

April - Modern Times – 1936- Chaplin, Paulette Goddard and Henry Bergman

May - Stage Coach – 1939 - John Wayne and Claire Trevor

June - Invasion of the Body Snatchers – 1956 – Kevin McCarthy and Dana Winter

July - King Kong – 1933 – Fay Wray and Bruce Cabot - original Black and White film

FREE popcorn! Join us!

4th Monday the Polk County Genealogical Society programs 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

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!

Free Entrance -- Museum Winter Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:00-3:30 Wednesdays 11:00-2:30 and first Saturday monthly 10:00-1:00.