It is believed that local curlers first curled with their wooden curling blocks on the Wisconsin River in the 1840′s, iron blocks in the 1870′s, then imported granite stones from the 1880′s.
The Poynette Area Historical Museum at 116 North Main Street (next to the library) has some of these early blocks and stones, early photos, curling artifacts, and much written information on the local clubs and curlers.
The main exhibit follows the history of the Poynette, Arlington, and Dekorra Curling Clubs. There is also a smaller exhibit featuring material that Lisa Schoeneberg and Lorrie Mountford collected from their Olympic Winter Games Completions.
The Poynette Area Historical Museum is open Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm and Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.