SUNDAYS – JUNE, JULY, AUGUST – 1 pm – 4 pm (closed July 18, 2021)
SATURDAY, July 17, 2021 – Pie and Ice Cream Social/Academy Cafe – 10 am – 2 pm
Other times by appointment with one of the following officers:
President – Gary Durgin 608-774-4339
Vice-President – Thad Andrews 608-212-8467
Secretary – Nancy Durgin 608-774-4339
Treasurer – Eric Baker 608-322-7967
Located at Exit 160 of I-90, 2 miles north of Edgerton, WI, in Albion. Park with playground equipment, picnic shelter and bathrooms in front of the 2-story brick museum.
Kumlien Hall rooms feature Academy life from the 1860s to 19 “teens” in a Parlor, Dining Room, Kitchen, Boys’ and Girls’ Dorm Rooms and Library.
There is a 1918 Classroom, Chapel and Albion History Room.
The Albion Tigers Home Talent Baseball team is featured in the Costume Room on the 2nd floor.
The Sheepskin School is a rural one-room schoolhouse looking just like it did when it was closed in 1959 after consolidation with the Edgerton School District. The school was built before the Civil War.
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I am trying to gather information about teacher and priest Ditlef G. Skistad. After he emigrated from Norway to America in 1887 he was in 1900 elected principal of the Albion Academy at Albion, Wisconsin, and remained there until 1905. Do you have any information about his period at the academy?
I have my dad’s buggy which was in the centennial parade in Edgerton, WI. Would you have room to display it at your museum? Please let me know one way or the other. Thank you.
Naomi, I’m so sorry that I never responded to your question. This was a long time ago and I missed it! 😦 No, sadly, we do not have room to display a buggy. What a neat idea though.
I’m looking for information about my 2 great grandfather, he was a student at Albion about 1870-1880 his name was Gullak Johanneson Bergo then changed his name to Gullak Johnson. He was 1st cousin to Knute Nelson and attended school and there at the same time. It’s important I find any records that are available about Gullak. He may have also been know as Gulliek or Gullek Bergo at that time.
Was Albion involved in the Underground Railroad?
My great-great-great uncle was Capt. Jonathan Walker, the “Man With the Branded Hand”. I did a presentation on Walker when he was inducted into the National Abolitionist Hall of Fame and Museum. Perhaps I can do a redacted version for Albion?