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SUN: CLOSED
MON: CLOSED
TUES: 1 PM - 8 PM
            (Free from 5 - 8 PM)

WED: 1 PM - 5 PM
THURS: 1 PM - 5 PM
FRI: 1 PM - 5 PM
SAT: 10 AM - 5 PM
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ADULTS: $7
With a STUDENT ID: $4
AGES 5-17: $4
UNDER AGE 5: Free
MUSEUM MEMBERS: Free

Contact Us

PHONE:
(715) 834-7871

MAILING ADDRESS:
Chippewa Valley Museum
PO Box 1204
Eau Claire, WI 54702-1204

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
1204 E. Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(This is NOT a mailing address!)

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Program

Holiday Toy Trains

Back for another Holiday season, and featuring Night Trains on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Holiday Toy Trains runs now through December 30 on Saturdays, and Tues. and Thurs. evenings!

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Promotion

New Book about Eau Claire

Eau Claire's lumbering era comes to life in book by Brian L. Blakeley

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EXHIBIT

New "Harvesting Traditions" Exhibit

Now open, Harvesting Traditions features stories about hunting, fishing, and gathering.

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Promotion

Carson Park Entrance at Grand Avenue Now Open

Bridge and causeway replacement project now complete.

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Event

"Logging in Wisconsin" Book Released

A collaboration between the Chippewa Valley Museum and the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum.

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Event

Haunted Escape Room

at the Schlegelmilch House in downtown Eau Claire

Select dates Oct. 6 - Nov. 5

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Program

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 28

8:30-11:30 am

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Event

"Color Eau Claire" Book Launch, April 25

A free reception to celebrate the release of the local adult coloring book, Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30pm

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Program

Spring Workshops

Workshops include Inkle Weaving, Beginning Rosemaling, Rug Hooking, Pin Loom Weaving, and Ukrainian Pysanky.

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Event

8th Annual Fiber Arts & Folk Life Festival, Feb. 18

Saturday, February 18, 11am-4pm at the Chippewa Valley Museum

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Program

Braided Wool Rug Workshops

Sign up for three sessions in January 2017 with instructor Beverly Ramey.

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Program

Ojibwe Beaver Shield Workshop

Join instructor Lac Courte Oreilles tribal member Dick Mindykowski, on Saturday, January 14 at the Chippewa Valley Museum.

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Event

"After Dark" Events

The After Dark event series kicks off November 4th at The Children's Museum of Eau Claire, and the Chippewa Valley Museum will host Feb. 10. 

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Event

November Workshops

Classes, Workshops, and a Holiday Painting Party this November

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Event

Book Signing: Postcards from the Past

Local author and photographer David Tank will sign his book from 9:30am-Noon on Saturday, November 12 in the museum lobby.

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EXHIBIT

"On the Move" Exhibit Opens

New transportation exhibit opens Friday, March 11.

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Charter Bank Challenge

Thanks to a match from Charter Bank, your gift to the museum is worth more than ever this year. 

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Caring for Collections

New grant to help care for Schlegelmilch House artifacts

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EXHIBIT

New Beadwork Exhibit

See historical and contemporary Ho-Chunk and Ojibwe beadwork and explore why bead artists do what they do. Now open!

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EXHIBIT

New Major Exhibit now open!

4,200 square feet of fun, interactive, colorful Chippewa Valley history.

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Exhibit

Changing Currents Feature No. 4

How did Wisconsin-born grandmother Emma Wahl end up subject to harsh restrictions has an "alien female"?

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EXHIBIT

Picture of Health: A New CVM Exhibit

Now open!

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Exhibit

Changing Currents Feature No. 3

On his own at age 14 due to a cruel step-father, read the story of a real Chippewa Valley immigrant who headed to the woods to work as a "shanty-boy."

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Exhibit

Changing Currents Feature No. 2

A story both inspiring and tragic, read about how Wisconsin's Ojibwe managed to acquire reservations on their homelands.

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Exhibit

"A Piece of Hmong" Video Premieres

The Chippewa Valley Museum worked with local artist Mai Xee Xiong and the EC Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association to create a video showcasing Xiong's hat-making skills, as well as sharing her migration story.

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Exhibit

Changing Currents Feature No. 1

In November 1788, Ojibwe and Dakota hunting parties came face to face in a tense standoff at a British trading post along the Red Cedar River. Read about why it happened and how it ended.

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EXHIBIT

Museum-quality work

Animation students create game, video for Eau Claire exhibit

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Woo's Pagoda Salvage Effort Successful

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Blue Star Museums 2014

CVM offers free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

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EXHIBIT

Animating the Past

UW-Stout Students Develop 3D Animation and Video Game For New Exhibit

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Exhibit

New exhibit officially named

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. With your help, our new exhiit has been officially named Changing Currents: Reinventing the Chippewa Valley. Click through to read about why we chose this name.

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Exhibit

Major Exhibit Changes at CVM!

In November the sun set on Paths and Settlement, and later this year Changing Currents will be the place under CVM's roof where we tell these stories.

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New Folk Arts Project

We've been awarded a Wisconsin Arts Board Creative Communities Grant for $5,637 to create a multimedia production and showcase the work of three regional folk artists in its coming exhibit Intersections.

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CVM Awarded Federal Grant for Community Engagement Project

CVM and community partners receive a $150,000 grant from the IMLS!

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Upcoming Museum Events

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH  |  10 AM – 2 PM

Rug Hooking Guild

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH  |  5 – 8 PM

Holiday Toy Trains


History Portal

Rich resources for educators at all levels

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  Museum News

Holiday Toy Trains

 

New Book about Eau Claire

 

New "Harvesting Traditions" Exhibit

 

Fall Workshops

 

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