Admission at certain times includes time
to try up to 60 different mechanical puzzles in the hands-on section!
Rebus puzzles: phrases and stories written with letters,
words and pictures combined
Take a free look a the giant rebus in the front window having to do with Burlington, WI and winter for all to read.
Just what is a rebus anyhow? It is a puzzling note or short message that uses pictures with numbers, letters and
as few words as possible. Humor and puns are common elements in a rebus, but some have serious messages.
To read it, one must first “solve the puzzle!”
A well-known, simple example is this one that says message “I Love You!”
Come 2 C
~ a 1914 postcard picturing 11 different vegetables in the message
~a fancy antique postcard with just 4 words and two images for the message
~girl’s and boy’s names from 1916 in rebus form .
~ a soap company ad from 1891 offered $1,000 in prizes for solving its rebus puzzle
Antique rebus holiday cards, vintage Valentine rebus cards, Victorian dating cards,
post cards from 1905, famous Rebus Puzzles and contemporary rebus puzzles
are displayed and are begging to be solved.
The non-profit, educational museum's gift shop is open during and after these times as well.
Always call ahead to order tickets, 262 763-3946.
+ At certain times, for children ages 5-18 & Adults!
there is a hands-on opportunity to try
60 mechanical and logic puzzles as well, included in the admission.