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2022 Holiday Happening


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Adams County History Museum

OPEN Adams County History Museum In the Adams County Heritage Center, 311 Main Street, Friendship, Wisconsin. Upper Level After nearly three years in the making,  our Adams County History Museum is now open. It has been a long journey. It started with our elevator and the fund-raising necessary to install it. Over a period of … Continue reading »

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Historical Center Book Shop takes on Look of Friendship State Bank

  The Friendship State Bank was the first bank in Adams County.  The bank was housed in the Gunning-Purvis Office Building in Friendship that is now the Adams County Historical Society’s Adams County Heritage Center.  The bank opened in 1910, soon after the building opened. The bank closed in 1936 during the depression as did … Continue reading »

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Heritage Center Open Tuesdays and Thursday Afternoons

  The  McGowan House Museum is closed for the season.  Will re-open for tours May through September 2023 Saturday afternoons   The Heritage Center is open for research, genealogy, book shopping and all kinds of Adams County historical information Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon to 5:00 pm.  

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Check out “Adams County Tales”

Click on the “Adams County Tales” at the top of this page.  You will see a list of short articles telling about events from the rich history of Adams County.  The article series is a work in progress so there will be more pictures, expanded articles and all new articles yet to come.  In the … Continue reading »

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“Friendship, Wisconsin – A History” Now in Second Printing

    Local author Dennis McFarlin’s  newly published book Friendship, Wisconsin – A History is now available for sale SOLD OUT at the Adams County Historical Society’s Heritage Books & Gifts at 311 Main Street, Friendship, Wisconsin.  A second printing is in the works. You can reserve a two-volume copy with a $60 deposit at the gift … Continue reading »

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Local History Books on Sale in Society’s Heritage Books & Gifts shop.

The books listed below are in stock and on sale at the Adams County Historical Society’s Heritage Books & Gifts shop, 311 Main Street, Friendship, Wisconsin.  The books are also available by mail; send remittance with name and address to Adams county Historical Society, PO Box 264, Friendship, WI 53934.  Add $5  per individual book … Continue reading »

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