It may be small, but its comfortably packed with information, artifacts, photographs, maps and stories! Learn about the origin of the plant and the farm community it displaced. Visualize the incredible transformation of the land as thousands of workers gathered here in 1942 to construct the Badger Ordnance Works–then touted as the largest in the world. Displays are dedicated to the plant’s products, how they were made and used during three wars, and the people who worked here. See the WWII Poster-Girl graffiti drawings of the enigmatic “Rusty”. Recount the few but dramatic explosions. Read old newspaper accounts. Imagine living in the simple but vibrant, wartime community of Badger Village. And chat with Verlyn Mueller–the archivist and curator who created the displays and loves sharing his knowledge and unanswered questions about the plant and the people who lived and worked here.
While you’re here, toss a few bucks in the donation jar, and check out the video documentaries and BHG swag for sale!
We’re open 10-4, Tuesday-Saturday. Easy to find, on U. S. Hwy 12 between Sauk City and Baraboo WI, at the main entrance of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant–across from the Citgo station.
Our address is:
7560 US Hwy 12
North Freedom, WI 53951
See you there!