Historic Schlegelmilch House Open for Tours
Posted: July 30, 2014
Have your own adventure in history at the historic Schlegelmilch House on Saturday, August 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 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 2 to look inside this captivating local landmark. Explore the house and Schlegelmilch Family history in a self-guided tour of the house and gardens. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served with donations accepted.
The Schlegelmilch House is located on the corner of Lake and Farwell Streets in beautiful downtown Eau Claire.