The Mineral Point Historical Societyhosts community events, presents history Lyceums and exhibits, provides tours ofOrchard Lawn, rents Orchard Lawn for private parties, prints a quarterlynewsletter, sells books and other itemsrelated to the history of the region. The Mineral Point Historical Society is also currently involved in a major restoration of Orchard Lawn.
A private, non-profit organization founded in 1939 to prevent the destruction of Orchard Lawn, the Italianate home built in 1868 by Joseph Gundry, the Mineral Point Historical Society is an important resource for historians, genealogists, and anyone interested in the past, present, or future of the Mineral Point area. The Mineral Point Historical Society thrives because of the generous donations of time and money by members and the continuing commitment of volunteers.
Weddings and Private Events
at the living room of Mineral Point,
For scheduling information, contact
Manager, Ainsley Anderson,
(608) 334-1064 or OrchardLawn@gmail.com.
Find out more about this grand old estate. Check out the progress of the restoration! Hear the stories of the house and grounds.
Tours Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
May 31, 2013 - September 29, 2013 Click here for full details:Tours
Historic Photographs The Mineral Point Historical Society has a large collection of images from 1875 to 1910. Many of these are now available for online viewing thanks to a collaboration with Wisconsin Heritage Online (WHO) and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Click here to see the images already posted.