Schlegelmilch Open House
Posted: August 1, 2016
Have your own adventure in history at the historic Schlegelmilch House on Saturday, August 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
In 1871, one year before Eau Claire formally became a city, Herman and Augusta Schlegelmilch built a new house in downtown Eau Claire. The home was built of brick in the hopes of surviving the numerous fires that ravaged the "sawdust city" in that time.
Today the Schlegelmilch House is preserved by the Chippewa Valley Museum as an example of a middle-class, turn-of-the-century home. It is filled with furnishings from the earliest days of its long history, including some items belonging to the Schlegelmilch family.
Come for a visit on August 6 to look inside this captivating local landmark. Enjoy self-guided tours of the upstairs and downstairs, and lawn games in the backyard! Refreshments available for purchase.
Admission is free, and donations will be accepted.
The Schlegelmilch House is located on the corner of Lake and Farwell Streets in downtown Eau Claire.