Hours of Operation

To support efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the Chippewa Valley Museum has worked with the local health department to develop the following guidelines for visitors: limited capacity - 9 visitors per group, no more than 25% of regular building capacity at a time, face coverings required for guests and staff (disposable masks available at front desk), one-way traffic through exhibits, hand sanitizer throughout the building, hands-on interactives removed from exhibits.
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed


    Merriam Webster defines mettle as, “vigor and strength of spirit…” and mirth as, “gladness…” which aptly describe the innovative endeavors undertaken by so many area organizations, groups, and individuals. Creativity and cultural pursuits are alive and well in the Chippewa Valley. Join us January 19 - March 2, 2021 as Chippewa Valley Museum and Artisan Forge Studios exhibit the Mettle & Mirth Art Show to regional audiences.
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    January 19th - March 2nd

    Collecting the Valley Series 2

    Chippewa Valley Museum presents Series 2 of Collecting the Valley. Spend an evening with a presenter from our curatorial department as they take you on a journey through time with photographs and objects from our collections. In this series you'll get a look at Wedding apparel, life in the 1970s, and fishing lures.

    FEB 16 | MAR 16 | APR 20

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    The museum is now open. Feel free to contact us with questions., and we'll get back to you with an answer.

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The Chippewa Valley Museum — a place to be curious, seek connection, and be inspired. We tell stories. Surprising, entertaining, and authentic stories to illuminate the Chippewa Valley for those near and far, and help tell the larger story of America.

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Our galleries tell the stories of significant events in the Chippewa Valley and create distinct and intentional dialogues about objects, individuals, and history.

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September 3 When to visit and what it costs. Our main facility is open year round, our other historic buildings are open seasonally, or by appointment. View Post


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May 24 Eau Claire Then & Now: Kids running a race at Boyd Park with Hoepner’s Bakery on Main Street in the background, 1965. The park was gifted to... View Post