Special Event

Fireside Christmas

Sunday, December 1, 2019



Photo Credit: Mineral Point Library Archives


Experience an old-fashioned 1930s Christmas with fun for the whole family at Pendarvis. Stop by our education center for holiday-themed crafts, treats, and readings of classic tales. Visit Pendarvis House to learn about the famous restaurant’s mail-order business and enjoy tasty samples of their wares. Music from the 1930s and decorations will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit! 


Pendarvis, 114 Shake Rag St
Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063

Location Information

Tucked away in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the restoration and preservation efforts of Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, who saved a significant part of Wisconsin’s past. Their legacy includes the six historic stone and stone-and-log cottages which comprise Pendarvis today, built by Cornish immigrants in the 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom. Nearby Merry Christmas Mine Hill still bears the signs of early mining activity, and a 43-acre restored prairie reveals the unspoiled wilderness found by the first arriving settlers.

Accessibility Information

Partially handicapped accessible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring a wheelchair for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.