Events

Montello Historic Preservation Society

Vaughn Hall, 55 West Montello Street, Montello, WI

 

The Montello Historic Preservation Society has two murals on the outside of the building, one inside and a beautiful painted stage curtain. They have revolving exhibits open during the summer months. For exhibit schedule or by appointment visit http://montellohistoricpreservation.org/ or email vaughnhall1912@outlook.com

Marquette County Historical Society

125 Lawrence Street, Westfield, WI

If you visit on a Wednesday afternoon, you can schedule a stop at the Marquette County Historical Society. They have two Hidden History murals on the Kerst Exhibit Building. Open Wednesdays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or the second and fourth Saturdays during June by appointment (608) 296-4700 or from the website http://www.marqcohistorical.org/ 

Self-Guided Tours

1)  You can take a self-guided tour of the western portion of Marquette County Barn Quilts and Hidden History Murals Trail. Click on the link provided for downloadable/printable detailed driving directions.

The route is 75 miles and takes about 3 hours to complete, not including lunch stops or extra time to walk around and take pictures. We've noted places for you to stop for lunch or shopping along the way. Enjoy!!

 

2)  A short self-guided walking tour in the Village of Oxford includes several murals. Oxford, Wisconsin, is located 4.5 miles west of Interstate 39 using Exit 112 (Hwy 23/82). The home of Frannie Mae's Cafe!

 

3) An Oxford/Briggsville/Endeavor self-guided driving tour includes several murals and numerous barn quilts. It takes maybe an hour or so to complete, depending on your stops along the way. Tour directions start in Oxford, but you could start in Briggsville or Endeavor, too.

Quilting

Quilting is in the fabric of Marquette County. Teapot Quilt Cottage in Montello sells quilting supplies and fabric. The local Calico Capers Quilt Guild is an active community group, the Marquette County Historical Society holds records and photos of all Marquette County Quilts recorded in the Wisconsin Historical Society Quilt project, and the Montello Historic Preservation Society has exhibited Patching Together History with Marquette County Quilts.

Quilting Supplies & Services

Teapot Quilt Cottage and Garden Center, 505 Main St., Montello, WI 53949, (608) 297-7849

Starry Lane Quilting long arm service by appt. only (920) 463-0119

Welcome Home Sewing and Vacuum Shop, 118 E. Cook St., Portage, WI 53901, (608) 697-5718

Lakeside Fabrics and Notions, W5423 Military Rd., Pardeeville, WI 53945