Visitors to Cedarburg, hoping to find information on what to do and where to go, often make their first stop of the day at a 150-year-old gray frame building with burgundy trim located on the corner of Spring and Washington. Not only is this the city’s Visitor Center, but it’s also home to a fascinating little museum crammed full of relics from the past.
At first peek, you may think you made a mistake and walked into an old-fashioned general store that sells just about everything, from hardware to groceries to pharmaceuticals to candy. There’s a soda fountain in one corner, a dentist’s chair in another, and checkers set up on a barrel all ready for someone to sit down and play a game. What you’ve actually stumbled upon is Roger C. Christensen’s collection of antique packaging and advertising art, that dates back from the early 1900s through the 1950s. This old-style retailing display, inherited from an A&P store in Green Bay belonging to Rogers dad, is believed to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the entire Midwest. Spend a few minutes chatting to the knowledgeable volunteer behind the desk, and be sure to take a close look at the pills and potions on the shelves. Talk about a trip down memory lane when you visit our Cedarburg bed and breakfast!