We invite you to our Lawn Party and Strawberry Shortcake Social on Sunday, June 26 from 1 to 4 PM at the Larson House Museum, 6003 Exchange Street in McFarland WI.
Providing fun for young and young at heart, it will feature McFarland’s Best Strawberry Shortcake, live music inside and outside the house, circus dogs doing amazing tricks, old-fashioned lawn games, tours of the fabulous Larson House and a costume contest. A number of Victorian re-enactors in historic costumes will provide ambiance. You too can enter the costume contest or just come and vote for your favorite. All proceeds benefit the new addition to the McFarland Historical Society Museum on Main Street.
We hope to see you there.
FLOAT the BOAT project
New Addition Planned for the Museum on Main Street
The board of directors voted to add 17 feet to the back of the museum for a records and meeting room and a large display area. In the process, an ancient row boat with both ends pointed will be restored and the front lobby will become more presentable and inviting for visitors. John Wendling has come forward to name the boat after his beloved wife, Ruth Larson Wendling who passed away in 2009. Board member Corrine Niedenthal has come forward to name the records room and made another large donation. The total cost of the project is about $40,000. Marlene Richard and Cathie Richards are chairing the Lawn Party this year as a fund raiser for this project. We invite you get involved by donating at the gold ($1000), silver ($500), or bronze level ($200). Your name and photo would be placed on a plaque in the display room. Or, be in the "Float the Boat" book for $25. You could also volunteer to help restore the boat. Contact Dale Marsden - 608-838-3992.
Here is a photo of this type of boat rented out by John and Obed Larson at Larson's Beach Resort many years ago:
Here are the plans for the new addition:
New Exhibit in the Museum