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Local Man Featured in Wisconsin Magazine of History
Rudolph Sauerhering, born in Mayville in 1866, was a teacher, musician and artist.  In retirement, he worked full-time at his lifelong hobby of embroidery,   His creations are featured in the Spring 2015 edition of the Wisconsin Magazine of History in an article by Rachel S. Cordasco, titled "The Embroidered Art of Rudolph Sauerhering".

To see the exhibit of Sauerhering's embroidered tablecloth, napkins and other pieces, visit the Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory at the corner of Bridge and German Streets.  The museum is open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from May through October.  Hours are 1:30 to 4:30 pm.  Tours are also available by appointment.
The Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory and its adjacent Hollenstein House,  Fire Station and Cigar Factory are open for tours through the end of October, 2016. 
  • The museum is open on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from May through October. 
  • Hours are 1:30 to 4:30 pm. 
  • Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
For visits to the museum on other days and times by appointment,
admission is $10.00 per person.
Admission is free for children under 12, and for school and scout groups.

**The museum needs additional hosts and hostesses to help greet visitors to our historical museum. Greeters are needed in the wagon factory and the adjacent house. No experience or training is needed; membership in the society is not required. If you would like to help, even if only once during the season, please call Dan Emmer at 920-979-3755.
New Exhibit on Senator Paul Husting

A new exhibit is now complete, detailing the life of Mayville's Paul Husting, who was a U. S. Democratic senator from 1915 to 1917.  Husting was the first United States senator from Wisconsin to be elected by a direct vote of the people 

See this and many other displays, including original carriages and wagons made in our Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory, as well as the Hollenstein house, Mayville's original firehouse, and the cigar factory. 

The museum will be open and free of charge on Sunday, October 25, from 1:30 to 4:30.

 Normal open dates are the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, May through October.  It is open by appointment with a $10 per person admission fee.  No admission is charged for children under 12, or for scout or school groups.

Mayville's Gas Stations on Exhibit
We are always developing new exhibits. The latest completed exhibit tells the story of the various gas stations in business throughout Mayville in the past. Stop in at the Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory to see this and many more interesting displays from Mayville's past. The museum is open by appointment during the winter months, and is open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from May through October.
Downtown Open House Event - May 14, 2016
The museum complex will be open in conjunction with the Downtown Open House event on Saturday, May 14, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Stop in at the wagon factory, the Hollenstein home, the original fire house, and the cigar factory to learn more about the history of Mayville. Our wedding gown collection, complete with headdresses and photos of the original wearers, dates back to the late 1800's. Stroll down Main Street, just one block away, and visit the White Limestone Museum to enjoy a program on the area iron industry. The historic Audubon Inn will run a video on the Haricot Marsh in its film studio. Check out the ongoing vintage fashion shows with hair styling at the beautiful old Ruedebusch building. If you have a classic car, park it along Main Street to add to the atmosphere!
Mayville Historical Society
"Looking to the future to preserve our past"
1 North German Street, Mayville, Wisconsin 53050