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Getting by With a Lot of Help From our Friends

On behalf of the Friends of the Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum – New Glarus, Wisconsin


October 29, 2020

Photo courtesy of Denise Anton Wright

This portrait of Edwin Barlow was discovered in the basement of the Chalet of the Golden Fleece behind a hidden closet door by volunteers during an inventory of the Chalet's collection.

Since 1955, the Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum has been a popular New Glarus tourist destination. Once the private home of Edwin Barlow (1885-1957), the founder of New Glarus' annual Wilhelm Tell play, this authentic recreation of a Swiss Bernese mountain chalet contains treasures that Barlow collected over 30-plus years. During the challenging 2020 season, the museum staff and volunteers worked closely with the Village of New Glarus in following COVID-19 public health guidelines. As a result, the museum offered drop-in guided tours on Saturdays, as well as private tours scheduled vi...

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