Skumsrud Heritage Farm
Nils Skumsrud House
|Location||Hamburg, Vernon County, SE of jct. of WI162 & US14/US61
Coon Valley, Wisconsin
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Other, Single-pen log|
|NRHP Reference #||90000571|
|Added to NRHP||July 11, 1990|
The property is a historic open-air museum and cultural center. It has 11 restored Norwegian pioneer log buildings and sits on 43 acres (170,000 m2) of land situated in a valley with a creek running through it. Each of the eleven buildings represent a different architectural floor plan of the immigrating Norwegian pioneers.
Skumsrud Heritage Farm was built in 1853 by Nels Skumsrud. It was donated to Norskedalen in 1983 by his grandchildren, Lloyd and Ruth Thrune. The brother and sister wished to see the property preserved and also to see it serve as a means of educating people of the area’s Norwegian heritage. The property is considered the oldest surviving house in the area, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.