TROTOM opens for 2021

The Region of Three Oaks Museum re-opened Saturday, May 1st. Museum hours for 2021 are 12-5 PM, Friday-Sunday.

We are offering programs about local history to our members via Zoom. If you'd like to check those out, consider becoming a member-- only $10 a year for an individual and $20 for a family. Email us at trotommuseum@gmail.com if you're interested.

SEE WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE's "EXHIBITS" PAGE!

Three Oaks History Mystery Solved!

The headline was striking-- "Love Nest Broken Up by Officers", but also baffling. The 

article, found in the archives at the museum, told a scandalous story about a Three Oaks official, but the clipping was undated, and it was unclear what newspaper it was from.

So we turned to a super-sleuth-- TROTOM member Suzanne Levy-- and she launched an internet search that soon laid bare a wild saga.

Click HERE to read Suzanne's account of cracking the mystery-- "Just who was Richard Jourpama and why was he arrested in Wisconsin?"

 

Historic installation on Elm Street

In September, Three Oaks village workers installed a new sign along Elm Street, part of an effort by the museum and its partners to bring history to where the people are. The sign tells the story of Three Oaks, from native tribes until the present day.

TROTOM performed the research, wrote the text for the plaque and found illustrations for the various chapters of Three Oaks history.

The village provided the spot, next to the bust of E. K. Warren, the local tycoon who built much of our town.
Lynn and Allen Turner generously underwrote the project. Come check it out!

 
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Three Oaks Heritage Hall

In 2020, the museum purchased Three Oaks' oldest building, which had served for decades as the Township Hall.

We're christened it Three Oaks Heritage Hall. It's gotten a fresh coat of paint, and hung pictures of prominent area residents from years past. The building is available for community events at very reasonable rates.

There is also office space in the Heritage Hall that is for rent.

 

Discover how local athlete Joe Savoldi got kicked off a national championship football team and became a champion wrestler under scandalous circumstances, and then a spy before he got into the beverage business.