Sun Prairie Historical Museum and Library

Historical Museum Photo
About the Sun Prairie Historical Museum and Library
This 1924 red brick building located at 115 E. Main St. in Downtown Sun Prairie serves the community as the headquarters of the Museum. The building was designed by Alvin E. Small who was born in Sun Prairie in 1869. He attended school in Sun Prairie and became a well-known architect in Madison, responsible for the design of many prairie-style homes in Madison along with other well-known Madison buildings. Alvin died in 1932. Past uses of the building include the City Library, City Offices, the Original site of the Colonial Club Senior Center, the Village Council Chambers, and a World War II Red Cross Center.
Admittance to the Museum is free and there is also no charge for residents taking part in Museum sponsored activities. Donations are accepted and always greatly appreciated.


The Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum offers many services. See how we can help with your family or historical research project, among other services here!


We post old photos and short stories of people, places and businesses in the Sun Prairie area. We even have an occasional contest to identify the places or people in old photographs. Like us on Facebook and join the fun.
Tours of the Museum
Museum tours for families and groups can be arranged at additional times other than stated in the open hours. Please contact us at 608-837-2915 or send us an email.
  1. Museum Special Hours & Exhibits for 2016

    Please join us at the museum for the 2016 exhibits. We will also have special hours for several events this summer/fall. Please look for more information through the Facebook page. We are also in need of volunteers at many of our events, please inquire! Read on...
  2. Commemorative Brick Fundraiser

    The sale of commemorative bricks was a great idea when the Water Tower Board developed the idea in the early 1990’s. The initial sales of over 600 bricks brought in nearly half of the required funds to pay for the restoration of the historical Water Tower Read on...
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