Home Of The Vikings!
110 Oak Street E., P.O. Box 567
Frederic, WI 54837
P.O. Box 1/210 West Oak Street • Frederic, Wisconsin 54837 • 715-327-4892 • 715-327-4158
MISSION (in part): To give recognition to those who have developed this area and remind current and future generations that everyone and everything leaves permanent "FOOTPRINTS IN TIME."
The depot/museum is open on weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The season begins Memorial Day weekend and continues through leaf season in October. Tour guides are on duty. If you would like a special tour, call 715-327-4892 or 715-327-4158 for arrangements.
HAVE A PIECE OF HISTORY?
We continue to seek railroad memorabilia and items as well as well as items and photos, newspapers and newspaper clippings from Frederic's past.
The display of Cooper Tools in the depot/museum represents a part of the estate of Mrs. Leona Babcock of Siren, Wisconsin. The tools were donated to the museum by Raymond Giles of Loomis, California. The tools originally belonged to Ira Van Guilder (Mrs. Babcock’s father) who had worked as a cooper in Cannon Falls, Minnesota in the late 1880s. A heading factory in Frederic, from 1905 to the end of World War I, used tools similar to those displayed to manufacture the ends (headers) of casks and barrels, which were then shipped by train to barrel manufacturers.