Welcome, to the Tomah Area Museum website. Here you will find contact information,
the board of directors, and some exhibits that are shown. The purpose of the Museum, which was
established in 1997, is to show the history of Tomah and to keep the great artifacts inside preserved
for the public to see. The museum exhibits displayed at the museum are Agriculture, Cranberry, Railroad,
Sports, Indian Heritage, Military, including “Gasoline Alley” the comic strip created by Frank King,
some of his office furniture with plenty more. The Tomah Area Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit
educational organization affiliated with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. The museum opens May 1st,
available for the public Tuesday - Saturday. Feel free to Come down and check it out! Donations are welcome.
Your membership entitles you to vote at the Annual Meeting, receive three newsletters a year, and receive discounts
on Museum merchandise. As an added bonus of membership, there is a coupon good for 20% off regular admission to any
Wisconsin Historic Site or Museum that is operated by the Wisconsin State Historical Society. This year's coupon expires
December 31, 2014.
The Little Red Schoolhouse museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesdays & Saturdays. The schoolhouse originally
known as the Watermill School was built in 1864, and was located on County Road "G" five miles northeast of Tomah, Wisconsin.
Watermill was the first school in the area to supply free textbooks, starting in 1912. The school closed in 1965, then purchased
by the city museum and moved to its present location at Gillett Park, 1318 Superior Avenue, Tomah, Wisconsin.