Explore the various techniques in Artisan Bread Baking during this lively class you’re sure to enjoy. Discover how to make baguettes, boules, batards, cheese breads and seeded breads. Become familiar with a Biga, Poolish or Sponge–all pre-ferments. Investigate ethnic breads from around the world as well as perfect a special holiday bread. Go home with a new life-long skill, new recipes and your own two loaves of bread.
The Museum is located at 7 South Main Street in downtown Fountain City.The Museum building was built in 1864 and is fairly original. We invite you to stop in or make an appointment. Our volunteers will answer any questions you may have. We will also help you in searching our archives.
We have a large collection of displays and one of the largest collection of arrow heads and other Native American tools in the United States. Some of these artifacts date back 20,000 years.
Wanna Get Away From It All? Here at Eagle Valley Trails it’s our specialty!
They say that nature soothes the soul. Come and visit our little corner of the world and consider yourself soothed. Come stimulate the senses and breathe in the fresh country air. Eagle Valley Trails are located on acres of some of the most beautiful woodlands and grasslands around. Our miles of connecting trails of varying difficulty wind through the property taking you on a scenic tour of prairie grasslands, gentle rolling hills, marshland, beautiful woods and Eagle Creek. Come for the day and bring a picnic lunch. We have rest areas perfect for picnics.
Did someone say wildlife? Our property is home to an abundance of native wildlife. Bring your camera and chances are good that you’ll get a picture of some of our residents. Whitetail deer trails crisscross the entire area. Be on the lookout for new fawns in spring and early summer. Flocks of wild turkeys are frequently seen. Songbirds, woodpeckers, hawks, owls, and bald eagles all make their home here. Raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, possums, woodchucks or groundhogs, red and gray foxes all make appearances. You may even catch a glimpse of some of our more elusive residents; beavers, skunks or badgers. Even rarer would be a glimpse of a coyote, sometimes heard yipping at night. Fishermen, get your line wet in Eagle Creek, home for everything from trout to turtles.
Please respect nature and keep our area pristine by putting all garbage in receptacles. Please also keep in mind that this is home to any animals that you encounter. Please do not harass or threaten any wildlife. Let’s keep this area as beautiful and serene as it has always been.
It currently houses the Seven Hawks Vineyards Tasting Room, providing free wine tastings and purchase of their estate grown (1 mile north of Fountain City), award-winning wines.
The upper levels contain 2 Suites which are part of the famous Hawks View Cottages, Lodges and Suites.
An Art Gallery on The Big River dedicated to Art of, by and for The People!
The Red Horse Gallery features approximately 600 square feet of prime artwork display real estate and enough wall space for a 2-person show. The gallery is also open in conjunction with The Shop Eclectic:
Thur thru Sat from noon til 5:30
- Landscape Fabric Art
- Traditional Hand Quilting
- Coiled Basketry – Coiling with Pine Needles
- Making Maple Syrup
- Herbs and Food Fermentation for Health, Nourishment and Fun!
- Beer, Wine, Meade and Soda Making
- Home Cheese Making Basics
- Basic Plant Propagation Workshop
- Organic Gardening at Home
- Flower Essences
- First Aid Herbalism
- Composting Basics
- Herbs for Women
- Wildcrafting Edibles & Medicinals
- Raising Backyard Chickens
- Water Collection/ Rainwater Harvesting
- 2 Day Cob Oven Workshop
- 3 Day Build a Rocket Mass Heater Workshop
- Aquaponics Workshop
- KIDS STUFF
- Permaculture for Kids
- Creative Construction for Kids
- Earth Exploration for Kids
- Harvest a Pizza
- Autumn Art for Kids
- Who Says That’s Garbage? Sculpture Art
- Mosaic Madness
- All Things Paint
- Magical Musical Mix
My Name is Kaye Gonyer and have lived in Fountain City for 13 years.
My passion for painting started when I was a child and have been painting my whole life. As a self taught artist I am always looking for new things to paint. Usually everything I see I want to paint. I am always learning and experimenting with different mediums
Since I retired, I have had the opportunity to paint every day, and opened a little Gallery in my home last May. I really have fun meeting the new people that stop to see the gallery.
Come see me, have a cup of cider or coffee and enjoy my paintings.
My address is 729 South Hill Street, just above Elmers Conoco gas station. Or you can call 608-687-9432.
Kinstone is located in rural Fountain City just off County Road M on Cole Bluff Lane. This stunning 30-acre bluff-top property is home to over 100 standing stones including a large stone circle and megalithic dolmen, classic 7-circuit labyrinth, thatched cordwood chapel, natural buildings, permaculture gardens, terraces and more. Scheduled guided tours are available on the second Sunday of the month between April and November. Private guided tours are possible by special arrangement. Expect to spend a couple of hours wandering a wonderland that seems as if it is from another time and place. Bring your water bottle, dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to walk rough and sometimes steep terrain. Find details and directions on our website.
Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm from Memorial Day to Halloween; all other times by appointment only