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Friday, August 28th 2015

Riverside Museum Open for Season

The Riverside Museum is filled with history on logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more! Self-guided tours are available during our open season, and guided tours are available year round by calling ahead and scheduling your trip. (608)782-1980

When: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $1 for kids, $2 for adults, and $5 for families


Hixon House Opens for the Season

This National Historic Landmark is a beautiful look back in time at an authentic Victorian home. Built in 1858 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon, this Italianate home features beautiful woodwork and original furnishings. It has been preserved much as it was around 1900, and was completely restored in 2005. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (last tour starts at 2 p.m.) Memorial weekend through Labor Day.

When: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students, $5 Children 5-12, Children 0-4 & Members are FREE


Attack of the Bloodsuckers Invading the Children's Museum of La Crosse

Explore the science behind what's biting us in this family-friendly traveling exhibit that examines the what, why, when, and how of mosquitoes, ticks, leeches, and other parasites. Observe live leeches and live mosquitoes in enclosed tanks. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll probably cringe...just a little!

"Attack of the Bloodsuckers!" was developed by the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, with funding by Jane's Trust, the Cabot Family Trust, and IMLS. The exhibition tour is managed by Scienccenter of Ithaca, NY. The traveling exhibit is at the Children's Museum of La Crosse from June 6 to August 30 and is included with admission and membership.

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with Museum admission and membership


“Horizontal Space”

“Horizontal Space”
Artist: Beki Borkman

Balcony Gallery Exhibit
August 26 – September 26

Beki experiments with horizontal lines, color patterns, and visual contrasts to create abstract representations of landscapes.

About Beki Borkman

Beki Borkman was born and raised in the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin. She attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she received her BFA in painting in 2004. Since graduating, Beki has exhibited both locally and nationally. Beki paints landscapes in oil using bright colors and a textured surface. Beki’s influences include, Vincent Van Gogh, Wolf Kahn, and Wayne Thiebaud. She currently works out of her home studio in West Allis. Beki is represented by the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor.

When: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: free


“Objects & Ideas”

“Objects & Ideas”
Artist: Sarah Frydenlund

Kader Gallery Exhibit
August 26 – September 26

In order to restore balance to the relationship of emotions and language, Sarah uses a variety of 2D and 3D media to explore personal and cultural perceptions from a scientific and lyrical standpoint.

About Sarah Frydenlund
Following a BA at Luther College and an MFA in England, Sarah Frydenlund ran Cheltenham Fine Art, instructing courses in painting, drawing and sculpture. She has exhibited and participated in residency programs in the United Kingdom and the United States, led artist networks, and organized exhibitions and community events. Since returning to the US, she has been active in local arts organizations in Northeast Iowa and Southern Minnesota. She continues to teach drawing, painting and sculpture. Sarah lives in Decorah, Iowa with her husband and works at Dry Run Studio.

When: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: free


Museum Meet & Mingle

New in town? Single parent? Want to connect with other parents of young children? You and your kids can meet new friends while you play in the Children's Museum after-hours. All three floors of hands-on exhibits will be open, along with the Mt. LeKid climbing wall (must be age 4+ and have full coverage footwear to climb). We'll also have information available about Museum programs, parties, membership and more. Get 20% off in the Ta-Da gift shop! Pre-registration is requested.

When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $2/Member Person; $8/Non-Member Person



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