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Dells Country Historical Society (CE)

Society Information
714 Broadway (non deliverable address)
PO Box 674
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
Phone: (608) 254-2254
Web site:
The Society was organized in 1982 by local citizens to save the Bowman House from a fireman's practice burn. The home is now our local museum and home to the Dells Country Historical Society.

Society President
Jean Brew
S 120 Cty Rd A
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
Phone: 608-254-7428
* Bowman House Historical Museum
Carol Burgess
714 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, 53965
Phone: (608) 254-2254
Open the 2nd Fri. in June to the 2nd Sat. after Labor Day. Thursday,Friday and Saturday 1-4pm or by appointment. Free admission, donations for upkeep appreciated. Call Carol Burgess (608) 254-7075
Located in Bowman Park. Built in 1904, the Bowman House is an example of Prairie Style Architecture. Used as a vacation home for working women from the late 1930's to mid 1970's, today it houses General Joseph Bailey's "Thanks of Congress" and commendation by Abraham Lincoln for his Civil War feats. Many artifacts of General Baileys are on display. This lovely home with its restored wood floors retains a lived in quality, antique furnishings from local families and memorabilia.


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