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Hudson's Octagon House Museum set for fall season

Octagon House Museum’s Fall season is open on weekends only in September and October. Photo courtesy of Jacki Bradham.

The Octagon House Museum and Gift Shop in Hudson will begin its 2017 fall tour season and will be open only on the weekends in September and October. The museum is open on Saturdays at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.and Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m. Guided walk-in tours take about 45 minutes and start on the hour.

This year's museum theme "World War I: Hudson on the Homefront" depicts the realities of life in small town America during the upheaval and uncertainty of the First World War.

Yard Sale Fundraiser

The Historical Society will host its annual Vintage and Variety Yard Sale Fundraiser 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 16. The society is seeking items to be donated for the sale. Donations help support the Historical Society and the Octagon House Museum. The Historical Society is a charitable organization and receipts for your tax-deductible donations are provided. The museum will be open for donation drop offs on Friday, Sept. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment prior to the sale.

History Pub Crawl

The Hudson History Pub Crawl is a new event on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 2-5 p.m.

Like many Wisconsin towns, Hudson has a rich brewing history that this guided walking tour will explore.

While the crawl is still in the planning stage, the society intends to visit four establishments in downtown Hudson. Watch for more details on Facebook or visit

For questions and further information, contact Kim Bennewitz at 715-386-2654 or