Sauk Prairie Area Historical SocietyPrairie du Sac, WI
Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society
Tripp Heritage Museum
The Tripp Heritage Museum is a vibrant starting point for exploring the nature, culture, and heritage of the people, places, and natural wonders of the Sauk Prairie Area. Numerous exhibits and events throughout the year highlight the authentic story of this riverside community nestled between the Wisconsin River and bluff-ringed prairie, thirty minutes north of Madison, Wisconsin, twenty minutes south of the Wisconsin Dells.
Home to the one-of-a-kind Ochsner Collection of over three hundred mounted birds, the Tripp also houses a curious collection of Victorian hair art, and a 7,000-year-old Bison Occidentalis skull discovered by a 7-year-old boy in the riverbed near the Prairie du Sac Dam–the furthest east this ancient species has been found to-date.
Museum collections also include local textile artifacts including quilts and clothing and early local printing press with block letters used in typesetting.