Current DCHS Exhibits include:
David F. Barry: Frontier PhotoJournalist Come and see actual photographic prints by one of the premiere photographers that captured the Dakota Territories, it’s inhabitants such as Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill Cody as well as the sights and people of the Twin Ports. David Barry was a Superior, Wisc. resident for the last 34+ years of his life. David is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery and is one of the participants of our Living History Walk Sept 26, 2015. Tickets available on this site.
Guenard’s Candy Store See what the inside of this wonderful land of homemade candy and popcorn that tempted everyone’s tastebuds. This exhibit has been in the museum for a few years but continues to take our visitors back to a wonderful time of their childhood.
Webster Chair Factory You have probably heard about them, come and see our many examples of the 900 different styles of chairs once produced by the Webster Chair Factory. WCF once employed 500 citizens of the Twin Ports and supplied 7000 chairs for the 1892 Republican National Convention.
The Presidential Office of Calvin Coolidge from 1928 Come see the actual desk and other items from President Coolidge’s summer spent in Superior and the Brule River area. During the day, Calvin ran the country from the library of Central High School and on the weekends you could find him fishing the Brule River.
Mrs. A.A. Roth’s Button Collection This amazing collection belonged to the wife of businessman and co-owner of the famous Roth’s Department Store in downtown Superior. This collection includes both military and civilian buttons from all over the world and won adoration and awards throughout the country. This collection was first donated and displayed at DCHS in the mid 1940’s and it is back with all of its splendor.
Roth’s Department Store T.J. and A.A. Roth build the Roth Department Store franchise in Superior after humble beginnings with a Uncle out in the Dakota Territories in the late 1890’s. They offered everything you could imagine to the shopper and employees including a lunch room for the employees and Superior’s very first “Public Restroom” which was an immediate hit.
COMING EXHIBITS in 2015:
Native Americans at the Head of the Lakes See one of a few complete, authentic dugout canoes, beaded clothing from 1700’s, rare Ojibway language Catholic Bible, tools, log books from early trappers and Native American fur traders…and more.