Knox Creek Heritage Center

Location


The Knox Creek Heritage Center is located at N4517 West Knox Road in Brantwood. From Prentice, travel 8 miles east on US Highway 8 to West Knox Road then drive south one mile. From Tomahawk, drive north to US Highway 8 then west approximately 17 miles to West Knox Road. For information, contact the Heritage Center via email at brantwoodkchc@gmail.com or by phone at 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525 or 715-428-2261.

Buildings at the Heritage Center


The Knox Creek Heritage Center, an affiliate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, is composed of eight (8) buildings and artifacts representing several ethnic groups in southeastern Price County:
  • Immigrant House, a log building, recently restored, with artifacts from the early settler’s era
  • Keto House, circa 1900, with exhibits that include a logging display, a display of the co-op era, and memorabilia from the schools in the area from the late 1800s to present
  • Main Farm House, circa 1900 and furnished in period style
  • Spirit Baptist Church, circa 1890, has changing exhibits and a permanent military display
  • Summer Kitchen, part of the original homestead, now used as a gift shop
  • Shelter erected to house a threshing machine, a tractor that would have been used to run the thresher, a 1920s tractor, and other farm implements
  • Waahto Sauna built in the early 1900s, moved to the site and restored to its original working condition
  • Pole shed that houses exhibits about the agricultural era, tools that early tradesmen used, a blacksmith display, and other artifacts
Other buildings include a shelter erected to house a threshing machine, a tractor that would have been used to run the thresher, a 1920s tractor and other farm implements, a pole shed that houses exhibits about the agricultural era, tools that early tradesmen used, a blacksmith display and other artifacts. All the buildings on the site are used to display artifacts, documents, photographs, and other memorabilia that represent the cultural, ethnic, and historical aspect of past eras.

Events


Four (4) ethnically-themed events are held each year:
  • St. Patrick’s / St. Urho’s Celebration Dinner is held the 3rd Saturday in March
  • Scandinavian Mid-Summer Celebration is held the 4th Saturday in June
  • A Country Afternoon is held the 2nd Saturday in September
  • Finnish Independence Day Dinner is held the 1st Saturday in December
Photo Knox Creek Heritage Center buildings