The Mineral Point Historical Society is Up to
2018 Upcoming Events
Join us as we celebrate the season and continue the tradition of caroling on High Street!
- 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
A Christmas House Party
Saturday, December 8, 1-3 p.m.
An Open House at the Gundry
Home at Orchard Lawn
A reading: “Gift of the Magi”
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
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.”