304 South Egbert St
PO Box 434
Monona, IA 52159

Weekdays 1-4pm
Saturday & Sunday
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Woodcarving at the Monona Museum

Open Woodcarving in the
"Marting Woodcarving Room"

Every Tuesday
1:00 -4:00 pm

Every Thursday
6:00-9:00 pm

Woodcarving FAQs

Visit the Marting Woodcarving Room, open weekdays from 1-4pm and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

With over 400 different types,sizes and styles of hand carved chains hung every three inches around the room, this is the World's Largest Known Display of Hand Carved Chains. Enjoy this article titled, "500 Chains: A World Record?" by Jim A. Anderson.

Study the chains carved from 16 foot long boards which are now 20 feet in lenth. Be amazed at the two, three, four, five and six bar twisted hand carved chains. Almost all of the long chains on display feature a special animal face which is attached to one end of the chain, with the other end having a wooden clevis with a removal pin attached to the chain. Chains have been carved from over 85 different species of wood.

View other beautiful woodcarvings by other area woodcarvers on display in the Monona Historical Museum.

Other carvings include:

Farm Scenes of the Early 1900s
Carved animals and birds
Crosses with inlaid designs
Big Wheel Bicycles
The American Flag
Parquet plaques


Learn more about the Monona Wood Carvers Group by reading our FAQs.




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