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The Mineral Point Historical Society is Up to

Something!

 

2018 Upcoming Events

Join us as we celebrate the season and continue the tradition of caroling on High Street!

Saturday, December 1, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
  • Meet at Cornish Pocket Park, next to the Opera House.
  • Caroling booklets will provided.

Bring your best vocals to serenade the candlelight shoppers!

 

 

Come to Our House   

     For Christmas!

A Christmas House Party

 

Saturday, December 8, 1-3 p.m.

An Open House at the Gundry

     Home at Orchard Lawn

 

       Christmas Music

A reading: “Gift of the Magi”

         Community Sing    

         Christmas Treats  

We will kindly be accepting donations for Mineral Point Food Pantry & Iowa County Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

2018 Tour season has come to an end.  Hope to see you in 2019 with NEW

exhibits!

 

 

 

 

World War I Exhibit featuring Dr. Homer D. Ludden

In 2006, an old Army trunk in the attic of a Mineral Point home was opened, revealing artifacts from World War I. These items, seldom seen in nearly 100 years, provide a fascinating glimpse into the life of a Mineral Point surgeon’s life on the front lines of France in 1918. The items included over 200 letters written by Dr. Homer D. Luddenback to his wife in Mineral Point, detailing the fierce fighting and unimaginable conditions of a medical unit during a war in which the new killing technology far outpaced the existing medical technology. Dr. Luddenreturned from the war and continued his medical practice in Mineral Point, making house calls, delivering babies and operating on farmhouse tables. Dr. Luddenbecame one of Mineral Point’s most beloved citizens. The Mineral Point Historical Society has developed an engaging exhibit called, “Dr. Homer D. Ludden, Mineral Point Doctor, Soldier, Citizen.”