Historical Library and Museum Board

Historical Museum Photo
The historical library and museum board shall consist of nine members. Such members shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to the confirmation by the common council for terms of three years, three members to be appointed annually. They shall receive such compensation as shall be determined by the council from time to time.

Duties of the Historical Library and Museum Board

The Board is responsible for the operation, management, and supervision of the City's Historical Museum.

The Board is also responsible for the restoration and on-going maintenance of the Columbus Street Water Tower. Such restoration and on-going maintenance is accomplished through fund raising activities and donations. The board shall perform the following duties relating to the Columbus Street Water Tower: 
  1. Conduct fund raising activities for the restoration, preservation, and on-going maintenance of the Columbus Street Water Tower;
  2.  Administer the escrowed and donated funds for the restoration, beautification and ongoing maintenance of the Water Tower. 

The Board is also required to keep the Mayor and City Council advised on the status of both the Historical Museum and Columbus Street Water Tower.

Click here for a full description of the Historical Library and Museum Board in Chapter 2.76 of the Sun Prairie Municipal Code of Ordinances.

Meeting Schedule

The Board meets as needed at the discretion of the Board Chairperson, which is usually scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Library & Museum.

Staff Contact

  1. Dennis Erickson

    Dennis Erickson

    Museum Curator

    115 E Main Street
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590

    May 1 - October 31
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    3:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admittance to the Museum is free. Private tours available by appointment.

    Closed January - April while new exhibits are under construction.