Livsreise - Life's Journey


Announcing a new short-term exhibit: T.G. Mandt and the Stoughton Wagon Works Now through June 1, 2022

On view from May 5, 2022, to June 1, 2022

As a part of Stoughton’s 175th anniversary, Livsreise has created this exhibit to honor Tarje Gunnarson Mandt, a first- generation immigrant from Mø, Telemark, Norway. Beginning in 1865, he founded of the Stoughton Wagon Works on the banks of the Catfish River (now Yahara River) in Stoughton. By the 1880’s he employed over 250 people , mostly Norwegian immigrants, in his factory. His wagons, bobsleds and other farm implements were sold throughout the Midwest .