HUTCHINSON HOUSE MUSEUM - SOUTH PARK
Open Saturdays, Sundays and Summer Holidays, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Group tours available weekends or weekdays -- please call 2 weeks in advance.
ADMISSION IS FREE, but donations are always appreciated!
The Hutchinson House will not open for the 2014 Summer Season until
Friday, July 4th (open 1-4 p.m.). This delay is due to the construction of the
new shelter building in upper South Park.
The Hutchinson House will be open every weekend thereafter through the Labor Day Weekend.
The museum will also have special hours on
Sat., Aug. 23rd (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for the Rod & Classic Car Show in South Park,
and on Sat., Sept. 20th (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), for Fall-O-Rama in South Park.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you would like a special appointment to visit the Hutchinson House during the 2014 summer season, please contact Julie Hintz, Waupaca Historical Society Director, at 715-256-9980. Group or family tours of the Hutchinson House Museum can be scheduled for June through early September. The museum does offer tours for the 4th grade classes from the Waupaca Learning Center on weekdays in late September, so the museum is closed to the public at that time. Contact Julie Hintz, Waupaca Historical Society Director, at 715-256-9980, for more information regarding tours.
The Hutchinson House, built in 1854 in Waupaca, is a well-preserved example of New England style architecture. The one and half story farm house was originally built on the corner of West Fulton and Franklin Streets by Chester and Susannah Hutchinson. The home was moved to South Park in 1956. The Hutchinson House is filled with vintage furniture and artifacts from the Victorian age. The Waupaca Historical Society opened the Victorian home as a Museum in 1957.
Entry into the Hutchinson House Museum takes visitors into the pioneer home and its impressive display of household furnishings, clothing, glassware, and textiles, with many of the artifacts having ties to early settlers of Waupaca County. The Hutchinson House is a "Family-Friendly" destination. Children ages 5-12 have the option to participate in a activities such as a photo scavenger hunt for artifacts and/or making button spinner toys.
||Barbara Fay Wiese on the front porch welcoming visitors to the Hutchinson House.|
|| Vera Duesterbeck demonstrating candle making.|
||Don Duesterbeck tells about some of the many tools and other items in the back room of the Hutchinson House.|
||Period clothing on display from the large collection at the house is regularly changed.|
||Detail of decorative hand stitching on a patchwork quilt.|
||Betty Stewart talks about artifacts on display in one of the bedrooms.|
||A few of the many period items available for visitors to see in the house.|