Jump River Valley Historical Museum

The Jump River Valley Museum, a one-story brick building, is the former Catawba Town Hall, built in 1920. The museum displays artifacts covering the period between 1890-1940. Permanent exhibits explore the history of lumbering in the area, farming, rural schooling, and homemaking. The museum also has on display an addressing machine from Hawkins Telephone Co., a teller cage from the Catawba State Bank, one of the first quilts made by the first homemakers group in the county, and a stage curtain from the Kennan Town Hall that advertised local businesses in the area.

Hours of Operation

Open both days the 2nd full weekend in June then the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 10am-3pm thru Labor Day weekend.


Hwy. 13 to Prentice, then west on Hwy. 8 to Catawba.

Free Admission

  • Yes

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History