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SUMMER HOURS
(Memorial Day to Labor Day)

MON: 10 - 5 PM
TUES: 10 AM - 8 PM
            (Free from 5 - 8 PM)

WED: 10 AM- 5 PM
THURS: 10 AM - 5 PM
FRI: 10 AM - 5 PM
SAT: 10 AM - 5 PM
SUN: 1 - 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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Event

Antique Fire Truck Show

Engines from the 1930s-1960s!

Sunday, July 24

1:00-5:00 pm

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Event

Schlegelmilch Open House

Saturday, August 6

1:00-4:00 pm

Free Admission!

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Program

Summer Fun for Kids

Register now for hands-on weekly summer activities!

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Museum Explorers (ages 3-5) or
Time Travelers (ages 6-12)

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Promotion

CVM is a Blue Star Museum

Program offers free admission all summer for active duty military personnel and their families!

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"Through Daniel's Eyes" Exhibit Opens

New photo exhibit offers candid glimpses of historic Eau Claire. Opens Saturday, May 14, 10 am to 5 pm.

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EXHIBIT

"On the Move" Exhibit Opens

New transportation exhibit opens Friday, March 11.

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CVM Names New Director

Former curator Carrie Ronnander takes the helm.

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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

SUNDAY, JULY 24TH  |  1 – 5 PM

Antique Fire Truck Show

 

TUESDAY, JULY 26TH  |  10 AM – 2 PM

Rug Hooking Guild


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