Ephraim, Wis. (August 9, 2023) – The Ephraim Historical Foundation, in partnership with Elliot Taillon and Austin Pierce, will be offering exclusive tours of the historic Binkhaven property in Ephraim on Friday, August 18 at 10AM and 1PM.
Originally built in the 1960s, Binkhaven has been heralded for its architectural importance and rosemaling. The buildings of Binkhaven have been featured in major publications, and pieces in the buildings are collected by museums around the world. Binkhaven epitomizes the Nordic spirit that captivated the Midwestern imagination in the latter half of the 20th century. Nestled in the picturesque town of Ephraim, the estate combines Nordic architecture with a host of objects from traditional Norwegian folk craft, including many prominent pieces of 20th century rosemaling.
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at ephraim.org/binkhaven-tour. The tours will last approximately 1 hour and are limited to 16 guests per tour. All proceeds will benefit the Ephraim Historical Foundation’s mission of preserving and sharing local history in Door County.
The Ephraim Historical Foundation was founded in 1949 as a not-for-profit organization. The mission of the Foundation is as follows:
- To preserve and foster the preservation of historical monuments, buildings, structures, sites, documents, and collections.
- To act as a resource in support of cultural organizations and civic services within the Village of Ephraim and the community at large.
- To act as a vehicle and custodian of financial contributions for the preservation of historic properties and collections.
- To enrich the concept of Ephraim as a village of values for the enjoyment and understanding of our cultural traditions and natural beauty.
- Share the heritage and stores of the people of Ephraim through research, outreach, and education.
The Ephraim Historical Foundation’s vision is to faithfully preserve, sustain, and share the history, culture, and beauty of Ephraim.
For more information on the Ephraim Historical Foundation Museums and the Ephraim Historical Foundation, please visit ephraim.org or call the Foundation office at (920) 854-9688.