St. Croix County Historical Society

St. Croix County Historical Society The SCCHS maintains the restored Octagon House Museum with Victorian-era furnishings. The complex includes the Garden House with its 19th century life and the Carriage House with Gift Shop & Research Center.
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The Brats are Ready!Stop by the Brats Stand at RJ's Meats today from 10:30 to 2:30 and help support the Historical Socie...
05/17/2019

The Brats are Ready!

Stop by the Brats Stand at RJ's Meats today from 10:30 to 2:30 and help support the Historical Society and the Octagon House Museum.

We will be open on Sunday from noon to 3 too!

Stop by the Brats Stand today from 10 to 2 and help support the Historical Society!

05/15/2019

We are in the process of planning for the Hudson History 8th Grade Tour to occur on Friday, May 31st. Part of the tour includes activities which require crayons, preferably with papers no longer on. So, if you happen to have a pile of old crayons, please bring and donate them to the Octagon House Museum.

Still time to make it to tonight’s book presentation on Prohibition by author, Phil Peterson.
05/14/2019

Still time to make it to tonight’s book presentation on Prohibition by author, Phil Peterson.

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo
05/05/2019

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo

05/05/2019

Come on over to the Octagon House today to get your copy of the “Northern Moon” historical fiction trilogy and step back in time to Prohibition era Wisconsin. Author Phil Peterson will be at the Octagon House to greet visitors and sign books.

We're open until 7pm. Come see our great spring items. Don't miss our clearance sale too -  today only!
04/25/2019

We're open until 7pm. Come see our great spring items. Don't miss our clearance sale too - today only!

The Trolley will be stopping at the Octagon House Museum Gift Shop which will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. this Thursday.
04/24/2019

The Trolley will be stopping at the Octagon House Museum Gift Shop which will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. this Thursday.

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Join the Historical Society for a book event with author Phil Peterson and learn about Prohibition in the St. Croix Vall...
04/03/2019
Author Phil Peterson at library on April 11

Join the Historical Society for a book event with author Phil Peterson and learn about Prohibition in the St. Croix Valley.

St. Croix County Historical Society will present a book signing event with author Phil Peterson at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First St. Peterson's "Northern Moon" trilogy of historical fiction are based on prohibition in the St. Croix River Valley. The novels portray h...

Our first blossoms in the Octagon House gardens
03/28/2019

Our first blossoms in the Octagon House gardens

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo
03/20/2019

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo

St. Croix County Historical Society
03/20/2019

St. Croix County Historical Society

03/18/2019
River Channel Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television

The Octagon House Museum will open in May with a 2019 theme of Prohibition: Temperance or Speakeasy.

Western Wisconsin Journal: Octagon House Museum
An discussion about the latest events at the Octagon House Museum and the St. Croix County Historcial Society

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo
02/20/2019

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo

The Octagon House Museum will be exploring "Prohibition: Temperance or Speakeasy" as our 2019 theme. We will be sharing ...
01/29/2019
Drink Some Whiskey, Call in the Morning: Doctors & Prohibition

The Octagon House Museum will be exploring "Prohibition: Temperance or Speakeasy" as our 2019 theme. We will be sharing a story of how Prohibition was experienced locally in Hudson and other communities of St. Croix County.

During Prohibition, which took effect 93 years ago this week, many doctors boosted their practices by doling out medicinal alcohol.

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo
01/20/2019

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo

Santa came to wish us an early Merry Christmas at the Octagon House
12/01/2018

Santa came to wish us an early Merry Christmas at the Octagon House

St. Croix County Historical Society
11/19/2018

St. Croix County Historical Society

11/19/2018
St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo
11/16/2018

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo

Be sure to visit our Carriage House Gift Shop during Hudson’s Christmas Tour of Homes this weekend for some great gift...
11/15/2018

Be sure to visit our Carriage House Gift Shop during Hudson’s Christmas Tour of Homes this weekend for some great gifts to give.

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo
11/05/2018

St. Croix County Historical Society's cover photo

We had a great Halloween at the museum. Thanks Abbi for helping greet all the kids and handing out candy.
11/01/2018

We had a great Halloween at the museum. Thanks Abbi for helping greet all the kids and handing out candy.

Our village is coming together so nicely
10/28/2018

Our village is coming together so nicely

Greens are happily being hung at the Octagon House
10/28/2018

Greens are happily being hung at the Octagon House

Our antique village is almost in place
10/28/2018

Our antique village is almost in place

A beautiful beginning
10/28/2018

A beautiful beginning

Winter decorating has begun at the Octagon House. Ho ho ho, bring on the snow.
10/28/2018

Winter decorating has begun at the Octagon House. Ho ho ho, bring on the snow.

25% off Fall and Halloween items this weekend at the Octagon House Gift Shop
10/26/2018

25% off Fall and Halloween items this weekend at the Octagon House Gift Shop

Willow River Elementary 100 Years of Education Celebration Saturday, October 6th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10/06/2018

Willow River Elementary 100 Years of Education Celebration Saturday, October 6th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Learning then and now! Join us in our celebration of 100 Years of Education! Saturday, October 6th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM we have so many stories to share!

October 13 • Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day • Hudson History Speaker will talk about Hudson’s early history. Talks...
09/30/2018

October 13 • Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day • Hudson History Speaker will talk about Hudson’s early history. Talks begin at 11 a.m., 12 & 1 p.m. at the Hudson Arch, 1st & Walnut Streets, Hudson. This FREE event is presented by St. Croix County Historical Society.

Antique Weapons Care Maintenance
09/27/2018

Antique Weapons Care Maintenance

Antique Weapon Demonstration
09/27/2018

Antique Weapon Demonstration

Maintenance of our Civil War Era Springfield
09/26/2018

Maintenance of our Civil War Era Springfield

Before and after of the barrel rings
09/26/2018

Before and after of the barrel rings

Blow out plug
09/26/2018

Blow out plug

Antique Weapons Care Training
09/26/2018

Antique Weapons Care Training

All antiques are half price today!
09/22/2018

All antiques are half price today!

How can you possibly pass by this beautiful rocker
09/21/2018

How can you possibly pass by this beautiful rocker

Lots of goodies to be had
09/21/2018

Lots of goodies to be had

Address

1004 3rd St
Hudson, WI
54016

General information

Open for Walk-in Tours: May - October & December Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tours begin on the hour with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. The Gift Shop is open to the public during tour hours. Christmas Tours: December 1st - 16th (Weekends only)

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