Settled in the 1850s by pioneers from New England, the entire village of Rural is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visitors to this small village, located on the Crystal River about six miles south of Waupaca, are encouraged to walk along the streets to see the Greek Revival-style homes and a rare example of Yankee architecture in the Midwest.
The Rural Historical Society Museum is free and open to visitors from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The exhibits feature the history of the village, the lives of its early settlers and their descendents.
The museum is in the Rural Historical Society headquarters, in the old Dayton Town Hall on Rural’s Main Street.