Preservation and Museums

The Ephraim Historical Foundation is preserving five historic buildings in Ephraim.   In the warmer months we tell the story of these important buildings and the people who lived, worked, learned, worshipped and built Ephraim.  Take a trip back in time and view the museums on our tram tour (appointment only)  by clicking here.  Our buildings are closed for cleaning and preservation work during the winter months.

Please note: Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic tour sizes are limited.  The museums are not staffed daily.  In order to accommodate as many visitors as possible, we request that you call ahead schedule your tour in advance.  

Introduction to Ephraim Video

Before you visit, you can familiarize yourself with our village by watching this video ...
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Olga Dana Green: Sanctuary in a Bustling Landscape

NOTE TO READER: Click on the blue highlighted phrases to see a supporting document or photo. To enlarge an image ...
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The Goodletson Cabin

The Goodletson Cabin Museum is located next to the Pioneer Schoolhouse just north of the intersection of County Q and ...
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The Pioneer Schoolhouse Museum

In 1857, Reverend A. Iverson recognized the need for a local school building because of the importance of education in ...
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The Iverson House

The Iverson House was built in 1853 by Rev. Andreas Iverson and members of his Moravian congregation, who were responsible ...
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The Anderson Store Museum

The Anderson family first arrived in Ephraim in the late 1850s. Brothers Aslag and Halvor had immigrated to America in ...
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The Svalhus Research Library

The word, Svalhus, roughly translates from Norwegian as “cooling house.” The building's unique designs helps it maintain a cooler interior ...
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Anderson Barn & Archival Resource Center

The Anderson Barn & Archival Resource Center the central hub of the Ephraim Historical Foundation. Located on the corner of ...
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