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Discover One of New Glarus' Hidden Gems

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


May 27, 2021

Photo courtesy of Denise Anton Wright

The Chalet of the Golden Fleece in New Glarus during construction in 1937. Built as the private home of Edwin Barlow, it became a museum in 1955 and continues to bring Swiss history and culture alive to visitors.

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. His collection is especially strong in traditional folk art and items celebrating Swiss history and culture. During the past month, Village of New Glarus staff and Chalet volunteers have been hard at work getting the museum ready for its 2021 Season.

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