The Jump River Valley Historical Museum at W9224 U.S. Highway 8 (Gruber Ave.) in Catawba is run by the Jump River Valley Historical Society and allows one to take a step back in time. Items on display tell the story of Price County from its origin in 1879. The Jump River Valley Historical Society was formed in 1993 to save the historic Catawba Town Hall from demolition. The society wished to have the hall serve the community again.
The museum’s upper floor offers exhibits on homemaking, schooling, logging, farming, businesses and other aspects of life dating back to the late 1800s. A quilt made by the first Price County Homemakers club and a unique stage curtain of 1950 Kennan business advertisements are featured. Homespun Musicians, the history of Prentice and a rural schoolroom are included. The lower floor is being prepared for more displays and storage. The building is handicap accessible.
All Schools Reunion
You are invited to the annual All Schools Reunion the 2nd Saturday of June with a potluck lunch and time to reminisce.
The museum is open June through August on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tours are available by appointment during summer months. There is no admission charged. For appointments, please contact:
Jump River Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 104
Catawba, WI 54515