Albany Historical Museum 117 – 119 N. Water St., Albany • 608.862.3240 Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm; rest of year Saturdays 9 am – noon. Local and Sugar River History, camera collection, toys, vintage hats. Brodhead Depot Museum 1108 – 1st Center Ave., Brodhead • 608.897.4150 Memorial Day through first Saturday in October: Wed, Sat, Sun, and holidays 1 pm – 4 pm. Housed in restored railroad depot with memorabilia, adjacent engine and caboose. Community band history, cheese & butter making equipment. Browntown Community Museum 110 S. Mill St., Browntown • 608.966.3273 Open 1st Sunday in June, July, August: 1 - 3 pm. Native American artifacts, band & Generally open May through beginning of October on Saturdays; call ahead for groups and hours. Authentic Swiss chalet featuring unusual, rare and priceless collections of many kinds, including thousands of artifacts from all over the world. Carvings, tapestries, coins, jewelry, china and more. Green County Courthouse 1016 – 16th Ave., Monroe • 608.328.1838 Weekdays 8 am – 4:30 pm. Since 1891, this majestic building has been the cornerstone of Monroe’s downtown square. History Room upstairs. Civil War statue and restored cannons on the lawn. Green County Historical Museum 1617 – 9th St., Monroe • 608.558.4601 or 608.328.4301 May - October: Sat and Sun 1 - 4 pm. Local history, Cheese Days memorabilia, restored one-room country schoolhouse. Herb & Helen Haydock "World of Beer Memorabilia" 1208 - 14th Ave., Monroe • 608.325.3191 Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm, Sat - Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Located at Minhas Craft Brewery - artifacts, antiques, lithographs, growlers, tap handles, toys. A must-see for history enthusiasts and beer lovers! Alfred and Lois Kelch Aviation Museum Brodhead Airport, N2463 Airport Rd., Brodhead • 608.897.1175 Open by appointment - please call ahead and most requests can be accommodated. Collection of antique airplanes, automobiles and artifacts - primarily from the 1920’s and 30’s. Monroe Arts Center 1315 - 11th St., Monroe • 608.325.5700 Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 1869 church built by Wisconsin architect Edward Townsend Mix. MAC hosts exhibits, concerts and special events. Monticello Area Historical Society 204 N. Main St., Monticello •608.938.4216 or 608.938.4383 April to December: Sat 10 am – 2 pm. Museum themed as early 1900’s community drug store, complete with soda fountain, plus exhibit on history and influence of the Sugar River. Museums & Local History school memorabilia, jail cell, farm tools. Chalet of the Golden Fleece 618 – 2nd St., New Glarus • 608.527.2614 May - October: Daily 9 am - 4 pm except Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. Housed in restored railroad depot, cheesemaking and dairy farming equipment, cheese factory replica, cheese history and extensive archives. Swiss Historical Village & Museum (pg. 15) 612 – 7th Ave., New Glarus •608.527.2317 May - mid-October: daily 10 am – 4 pm. Replica of a traditional Swiss village, including Swiss Bee House, Cheese Factory, School House, Church and Cemetery, Blacksmith Shop, Print Shop, Smoke House and Sausage Shop, General Store, and Fire House with antique fire equipment. “Hall of History” showcases the journey of the original Swiss settlers in New Glarus. Toy Train Barn W9141 Hwy. 81, near Argyle • 608.966.1464 Daily 10 am – 5 pm. Walk into a miniature world filled with operating train layouts in an old Wisconsin Dairy barn painted Milwaukee Road orange and “Argyle and Eastern” Train Ride located outside. Turner Hall (pg. 40) 1217 - 17th Ave., Monroe * 608.325.3461 Tuesday - Sunday. Emmentaler-style chalet dating to 1937. Old World Rathskeller restaurant, Swiss folk art paintings and heritage displays. National Historic Cheesemaking Center & Imobersteg Farmstead Factory (pg. 38) 2108 – 7th Ave., Monroe • 608.325.4636

Fun Facts & Points of Interest

Stained glass window at Green County Historical Museum

Opening this year: a new coffee shop called The Morning Mug. Also on the radar is a restaurant slated for location in the former Dining Room spot. Gempeler’s Supermarket is the perfect spot for finding picnic supplies and local flavors - like their own Alpine Boy brand of homemade sausage plus cheese from area factories sliced to order. The store has been in the family since 1972. The Voegeli Family has been raising registered Brown Swiss cows on a farm just north of Monticello since the 1850’s.

who had learned weaving in his native country. The mill’s blankets, socks, and “auto robes” kept people and cars warm during cold months. Learn more at the downtown Monticello Historical Museum. The annual “Homecoming” Weekend in July is a hometown celebration with fish boil, chicken BBQ, homemade pie, talent show, live music and an entertaining parade. Montesian

and Lake Montesian has a handicap-accesible fishing pier. Bring your fishing pole or kayak to enjoy Lake Montesian. X marks the spot: the Badger and Sugar River Trails intersect east of the village. Sample a slice of cheese history at Silver Lewis Cooperative - oldest continuously operating factory in Wisconsin.

Cheese and dairy heritage at Brodhead Depot Museum

Gardens is a community gardening project with handicap- accessible paved paths,

Intricate hardware at the Historic Green County Courthouse

Monticello’s past includes a woolen mill which was operated by an Irishman

Original settler's cabin at Swiss Historical Village & Museum

Collections of collections at Chalet of the Golden Fleece

Map Key page 61.

Award winning cheese from one of Wisconsin’s most historic factories Muenster • Farmers • Brick Colby • Edam • Havarti • Co-Jack

A Monticello tradition since the early 1900’s. The current 1930’s diner-style building is just across the bridge on Main St., a few blocks off the Sugar River Bike Trail.  Breakfast all day  Hearty daily specials  Homemade pie  Malts, shakes, floats Weekdays 6am - 2pm • Weekends 7am - 2pm 608.938.4890 126 N. Main Street, Monticello A nostalgic dose of Americana and great food. 1930’s Era Diner-Style Cafe

Monday - Friday 7 am - 3 pm Saturday 7 am - 1 pm 608.938.4813 W3075 Cty. EE (East of Monticello at the intersection of Cty. EE and Cty. D)

Toy Train Barn

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