Mayville Historical Society
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Wagon & Carriage Factory - Mayville Historical Society
Antique Rocking Horse - Mayville Historical Society
Kitchen - Mayville Historical Society
Laundry - Mayville Historical Society
The six downstairs rooms of the home contain antique furnishings, clothing and pictures.
Dining Room Table - Mayville Historical Society
Laundry Supplies - Mayville Historical Society
Dining Chair - Mayville Historical Society
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Antique Radio - Mayville Historical Society
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In 1876, Hollenstein established a home on what is now the west portion of the museum property. The original house consisted only of the front four rooms downstairs and the area above them. The rooms to the rear were added later. In 1888, the east portion of the property was purchased, and a small house on the lot was moved to the north.
Children's Bedroom - Mayville Historical Society
Quilt Room - Mayville Historical Society
Wedding Dresses - Mayville Historical Society
Women's Fashions - Mayville Historical Society
Journey Room - Mayville Historical Society
The five upstairs rooms house special exhibits, including vintage clothing and historic infants’ and children’s paraphernalia.
Quilts - Mayville Historical Society
Women's Boots - Mayville Historical Society
Children's Games - Mayville Historical Society
Dress - Mayville Historical Society
Traveling Dresser Set - Mayville Historical Society
Dresses - Mayville Historical Society
     John Hollenstein Sr. was born in 1840 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he learned the wagon maker's      trade. In 1868 he married Dominica Zuest and they came to the United States in 1869, settling in      Woodland, Wisconsin. In 1873 they came to Mayville; the house was purchased in 1876. It was originally       of frame construction but was later veneered with locally made cream brick. As the family grew, it became necessary to enlarge the home to the north. The Hollensteins had eight children; Jacob, Caroline, John Jr., Frances, Adolf, Alvina, Lena and George.
Hollenstein House - Mayville Historical Society
Farm Displays - Mayville Historical Society
Old agricultural tools and machinery are displayed in this area next to the house.
Antique Tractor - Mayville Historical Society
Antique Machinery - Mayville Historical Society
Oil Lamp - Mayville Historical Society
Antique Machinery - Mayville Historical Society
The Farm Shop includes an Eli stationery hay press that was used to bale marsh hay. The hay was shipped to Milwaukee and used to keep beer cool at local breweries. Other items of interest in this display are an ensilage cutter and scale made in Mayville, as well as more tools and implements from the late 1800's to the 1950's.
Mayville Historical Society
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1 North German Street, Mayville, Wisconsin 53050