Middleton residents have two places to learn about Middleton history: The Rowley House Museum and the Museum at the Depot.
The Rowley House, located at 410 Hubbard Avenue in downtown Middleton, next door to City Hall is open from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from Mid-April to Mid-October (or by appointment).Admission to the museum is free.
The 1868 Dr. Rowley residence is filled with hundreds of artifacts used by early Middleton people. The building has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It features one of the largest and most comprehensive displays of Depression Glass in the Midwestern US, with over 150 identified glass patterns. The Carriage House, with a life-size horse and doctor’s buggy, showcases a wide variety of early farm implements and tools.
The Museum at the Depot showcases displays that illustrate the history of Middleton’s origins and growth including:
• A timeline of significant events in Middleton’s history.
• An elaborately furnished Victorian dollhouse.
• Artifacts from Middleton’s early immigrants.
• An exhibit highlighting the farm equipment used in the area.
• Historic photos and documents of Middleton landmarks.