Welcome to a new season at
Turner Museum and Carlin House!

Open Saturdays 10-2

Coming Events

Please see our Calendar of Events
for more information.

April 5-19

Turner Museum Open with the Annual Student Art Show

April 26
Carlin House and Turner Museum Open with Regular Exhibits

July 22
Old Settlers' Day

December 1
Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Visit, Museums are Open 10 am-8 pm
Events Begin after the Holiday

December 2 thru April 2019
Museums closed for the season

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 Palmyra Historical Newsletters

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The Palmyra Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible and always welcome.

Palmyra Historical Society
Main & Third Streets, PO Box 265
Palmyra, WI 53156-0265
(262) 495-4245, 495-2412


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Photo Gallery

The Photo Gallery highlights a mere sampling of the many museum views and artifacts that make the Palmyra Historical Socitey proud.

Carlin House snapshots

Music Room                                     Parlor

A few artifacts in our collection

PHS letter jacket         Shangri-la jacket       Dr. Keithley's medical bag

WWII Nazi flag                                  Military uniforms


Past 2016 Events

Old Settlers' Day • July 24
This year's  Old Settlers' Day took place Sunday, July 24, at Village Park. Ike and Martha Parker were our honored couple at the oldest continuously celebrated event of its kind in Wisconsin. This was the 132nd consecutive Old Settlers' Day in Palmyra. 110 persons attended the event, which also included the 50th reunion celebration of the Palmyra High School Class of 1966.

Celebrants, Martha and Ike Parker

Martha and Jerry Parker             Jean Jones and Helen Dunshee  

Ike Parker and Leo Manogue     Members of the Class of 1966