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The Heritage Center invites you to come and experience our rich past, through a visual and hands on tour of our buildings and artifacts.

Here you will find 12 historic buildings nestled on a three-acre site, along with an 11-acre trail system we call The Paperjack Greenway.  The Greenway is a wonderful nature walk where you can see, touch and smell some of the vegetation that the settlers used and grew. Before or after your tour, enjoy lunch outside at the picnic tables and on the lawn, or even inside the Pavilion depending upon the weather. 

Our volunteer tour guides will share their stories in each building making it a truly educational experience. Number of buildings will depend on your time frame or interest. We have different types of tours available - scavenger hunts, guessing games and other ideas to offer, based on the age, number of students and interests of your class.  Tour length can be tailored to your needs and we can accommodate up to 125 students. For more details of our museum go to " Heritage Center Buildings" tab or request a brochure.

For best choice of dates contact us early for your SPRING, SUMMER, or FALL reservation! 
Our fee is $1.00 per student – no charge for teachers, chaperones or bus drivers.

School groups also make use of the Heritage Center as a stop along their routes for lunch and the use of our restroom facilities.  Taking a break to unwind and relax can make the trip to or from your other destination more enjoyable.  A minimal fee of only $0.50 per child is charged.

Our school tours and classes, tour the many buildings, while the tour guides talk about life 110 years ago; how it was for the immigrants that came to America, how school children were taught their daily lessons at the Camp 9 school, people survived natural disasters like the tornado (cyclone) of June 12, 1899 and rebuilt, shopping was done at a general mercantile store in the 1930's , immigrants once they had established themselves in a community were able to thrive. The children enjoy guessing what some of the artifacts are and get to touch many of the objects of yesterday.


New Richmond Preservation Society, Inc.

The New Richmond Preservation Society, Inc. was chartered in 1982
to preserve the history of the City of New Richmond and surrounding area.

The Society owns and operates the Heritage Center,

which is open for tours, programs and events.

Several of the 11 historic buildings can be rented out

for meetings and small receptions.

Membership is open to everyone.

Simply call and we will send out a brochure

along with a postage paid return envelope.   
Members receive newsletters and free tours.

Only through the efforts of the present can we support both the

memories of the past and the plans and dreams of the future.

You can show your support in many different ways:

Membership: Dues support program, development and

maintenance of the Heritage Center. Join NRPS!

Volunteer: Offer your time and talents as tour guides,

museum or Flea Market workers.

Handy men and women always appreciated.

Cash Donation: Cash donations are always welcome.

Artifact Donations: Historical artifacts preserve

and demonstrate local history.

Future Bequests: There are many ways to plan now for

and giving in the future.
Your financial consultant can advise you of the many options

that are available. NRPS is a (501)(c)(3) charitable organization.

Heritage Center Board Members

Cheryl Emerson, President Mary Ann Hanson Betty Komula
Bob Goodlad Dennis Johnson Vicki Mayer
John Hackbarth Gary Knutson, Sec./Treasur.

Keith Swiggum,

Vice President

To join the New Richmond Heritage Center Membership or to renew your Membership use the button below to make your secure payment to us through

When making your payment the dollar amount will be open for you to decide at which level you wish to join or renew.  When making your payment please state in the "note" section which Membership level you would like and how many years your payment will cover.  For instance if you send $50 we will need to know if it is for 1 year at the Supporting level (see above) or for 2 years at the Family level.  You can also use the note section to include your phone number and email address.

Thank you!

Use this button for Membership!


To Make a Donation....

To Make a direct, cash contribution to the Heritage Center please click the button below and follow the instructions using your bank account, debit card or credit card.  You may choose the amount you wish to gift and the source of that gift.  In the "note" section please indicate any special information regarding your gift such as "General Donation," or "In Memory of (name)" or "In Honor of (event or name)" or

"Annual Fund Gift." is a secure on-line payment feature.

Thank you!

Use this button for making a donation!



New Richmond Heritage Center
1100 Heritage Drive
New Richmond, WI 54017
Phone: 715-246-3276

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