The Jump River Valley Historical Museum at W9224 U.S. Highway 8 (Gruber Ave.) in Catawba is run by the Jump River Valley Historical Society and allows one to take a step back in time. Items on display tell the story of Price County from its origin in 1879. The Jump River Valley Historical Society was formed in 1993 to save the historic Catawba Town Hall from demolition. The society wished to have the hall serve the community again.
The museum’s exhibits feature homemaking, schooling, logging, farming, businesses and other aspects of life dating back to the late 1800s. A quilt made by the first Price County Homemakers club and a unique stage curtain of 1950 Kennan business advertisements are featured. Homespun Musicians, the history of Prentice and a rural schoolroom are included. The building is handicap accessible.
Hours and Events
The museum is open June through August on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual All Schools Reunion is held the 2nd Saturday of June.
Tours are available by appointment during summer months. There is no admission charged. Contact:
Jump River Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 104
Catawba, WI 54515