Trochu Museum open for the Summer

Trochu Museum Open

The Trochu and District Museum and Tourist Information center is open for the summer every Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and the entrance fee is a donation only. The museum also has a hand sanitizing station and one-way traffic signs to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Shaylee Daniels and Jenny Lyver are the Trochu Museum’s summer staff this year and will be ready to answer all of the local historical and tourist information questions.

Trochu Museum Blacksmithing

Already this summer the museum staff has created a temporary exhibit on the local time-line and the effects of the Spanish Influenza in the Trochu area, which occurred in 1918-1920. There is also a temporary exhibit of the Trochu Marching Band in the window of the liquor store, located next door to the Trochu Museum.

At the museum, there is also a scavenger hunt question booklet created for students to visit the museum with their family as a substitute for not being able to go on their year end school field trip. There are different levels of difficulties of the booklet and everyone is welcome to try out the hunt and learn about their local history.

There are lots of things to look for at the museum, such as your local family cattle brands, past businesses and their history, and our small-town connections to historic events. The museum also has an extensive archives collection of local history books, local newspapers, school yearbooks, school registers, and plenty of historical photographs. There is also copies of the Trochu history book, Remember When Book 2 available for purchase at the museum..

The museums annual garden sale this year successfully raised over $900 for the museum, and is thankful to the community for their support. The annual garage sale this year was postponed due to restrictions, but will hopefully be able to happen later this summer.

Like and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see our weekly Throwback Thursday and Travel Tuesday posts. Travel Tuesday is a new addition to the Trochu Museum’s social media platform this year, where it features local areas and businesses that are open and encourages local places to visit, such as the Trochu Swimming Pool, our restaurants, Trochu Arboretum, other retail stores, Trochu Golf and Country Club, county campsites, and of course, the Trochu Museum.