New to the Tour this year is the Turner Museum in downtown Palmyra. This fine little Museum has long been overlooked as not only a depository for information on the history of Palmyra, but also as a source of inspiration for the future of the area. Fisk Carlin House, built in 1844 and fully restored, is one of Palmyra’s oldest structures. It has served as the centerpiece of society since its construction, and you are invited to tour this historic gem. The Turner Museum, a generous gift from Paul Turner and his sister Harriet in 1998, is a surprisingly state of the arts Museum for a small rural community. During the Tour besides viewing the Museum exhibits, there will be special tours of the exhibition preparation lab and storage.
During the Kettle Moraine Studio Tour two local Palmyra artists, Woodcarver Chuck Kilmer and painter Friedrich Wurzbach will be showing their most recent works in a Gallery of the Turner Museum. Kilmer is known locally for his large carved Easter Island-style heads and fanciful whirligigs. Fred is a well-known local character, a chronicler of local stories, and his paintings of local scenes illustrate them.