Cambridge Historic School Museum Exhibits

Stroll down the old streets of Cambridge, Lake Ripley, Rockdale, and London. Browse historic photos from these communities, see unique items from local businesses that once lined our streets. You'll enjoy being able to get up close and touch antiquated equipment, tools, furnishings, suitcases, books, clothing articles, and ball uniforms from eras gone by.

Old School room

The Old School Room (Polly Strohbusch Room) is styled to reflect an early to mid 20th century classroom with old wooden desks; an antique globe; and photos of students who attended classes in this Historic School.

veteran's room

The Cambridge Historic School proudly supports our local Veterans with their very own room. Gratitude for their service to our country and our freedom can never be adequately expressed. However, with this display, it is our hope that it will pay humble tribute to these brave men and woman.

agriculture room

The Agriculture Room showcases equipment and implements used by local farmers throughout our region. Displayed in this room are items patented by London local John Rieff and outboard motors designed by our very own Ole Evinrude.

AFRIcan display

Our African Display showcases numerous interesting pieces of artwork and textiles. These items were collected by local resident Dagmar Vasby during her work as a missionary in Africa during the 1930's through mid-1950's. 

streets of cambridge

From antique postal and phone equipment to books, pictures and relics from the past, take a trip down memory lane and see what our town offered its residents.

wrenches, WHEELS and a propeller

David Scobie, Ole Evinrude, Arthur Davidson and Matt Kenseth called Cambridge home. Learn more about these interesting innovators with this unique exhibit.

 
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pottery display

Cambridge is well known for its artisan roots. From Rowe Pottery Works to each individual artist in his or her personal studio, nothing says Cambridge like pottery. Learn about how pottery helped put Cambridge on the map.

Leo Edwards Display

Over two dozen books by juvenile author Leo Edwards are on display. Edwards spent many summers at a cottage on Lake Ripley. He befriended area children who provided story lines for his Jerry Todd and Poppy Ott series.