SPECIAL NOTE: If you would like to schedule a group or family tour of the Hutchinson House Museum, please call 715-256-9980. Tours of the Hutchinson House Museum are offered from from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The museum offers tours for the 4th grade classes from the Waupaca Learning Center on weekdays in late September.
The Hutchinson House, built in 1854 in Waupaca, is a well-preserved example of New-England-style architecture. The one-and-half story farmhouse was originally built on the corner of West Fulton and Franklin Streets by Chester and Susannah Hutchinson. The home was moved to South Park in 1956. The Hutchinson House is filled with vintage furniture and artifacts from the Victorian era. The Waupaca Historical Society opened the home as a Museum in 1957.
Tours of the Hutchinson House Museum take visitors into the Victorian home and its impressive display of household furnishings, clothing, glassware and textiles, with many of the artifacts having ties to early settlers of Waupaca County. The Hutchinson House welcomes visitors of all ages. Children ages 5 to 12 have the option to participate in activities such as a photo scavenger hunt for artifacts and/or making button spinner toys.
Hutchinson House Curator Barbara Fay Wiese welcomes visitors on the front porch of the Hutchinson House.
Craft and home skills demonstrations are often held at the Hutchinson House during special events, like Fall-O-Rama.
The tool shed of the Hutchinson House has a unique collection of antique farming and household goods.
Period clothing and other textiles are frequently on display at the historic house.
The collections at the Waupaca Historical Society include many objects, including this beautifully hand-stitched patchwork quilt.
Volunteer Betty Stewart talks about artifacts on display in an upstairs bedrooms.
Many period artifacts are available for viewing at the Hutchinson House.