The Middleton Area Historical Society newsletter is published three times a year in March, June and September. This publication is intended to provide information to members about activities at the Rowley House and The Museum at the Depot, while also informing them of upcoming events sponsored by the Historical Society. In addition, the newsletter contains articles about the history of the Middleton area and early inhabitants.
The following is a list of current historic fact sheets that provide detailed information about a variety of topics relating to the history of Middleton. Fact sheets are available at Rowley House Museum and the Museum at the Depot. You can also print them yourself or simply read them on-line.
“Middleton’s Early Years … The People and Businesses Important to Middleton’s Growth“, a 250-page book by Lorena Gordon, is available for $20.00 at: Middleton’s Tourism Commission Office, 1811 Parmenter Street; Middleton’s Chamber of Commerce Office, 7507 Hubbard Avenue; and at the Rowley House Museum, 7410 Hubbard Avenue.
“Roll Out the Barrels” a new book about a Madison cooperage company by Gary Hess traces the 60-year history of Frank J. Hess & Sons Cooperage Co. that supplied white oak barrels to breweries in over 35 Wisconsin communities, including a nearby brewery in Pheasant Branch. The 126-page book, with over 100 photos, is available from the Wisconsin Historical Museum store in Madison or on-line.