Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum

Historical Museum Photo

Museum Strategic Planning Community Survey

The Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum invites you to become part of planning for its future.  

What interests you about Sun Prairie's history?
What would draw you into the museum?
How would you like to engage an be engaged?

Share your thoughts by Friday, December 6, online HERE

GRAND OPENING: November 15-16, 2019

Come join us for a Georgia O'Keeffe Birthday Tea at the Historic Crosse House at 133 W. Main Street from 2-4pm on Friday, November 15th.

From 4-7pm, visit the Museum at 115 E. Main Street for a Grand Opening Reception!

On Saturday, November 16th, attend an Open House and Family Fun Day from 10am-2pm at the Museum.

Thank you to all our volunteers, and local supporters who helped make this possible.

About the Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum

This 1924 red brick building located at 115 E. Main Street 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.

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 608-825-0837 or send us an email.


Museum exhibits change annually. You are welcome to spend a few minutes, or an hour. Add the Sun Prairie Museum to your family activities when you are in downtown Sun Prairie.

January Through April

Museum displays are closed from January to April but is open by appointment for research, volunteer work and donations.