Here we honor the lives,
talents, and contributions of Mayville citizens: Raymond McEathron, Dick
Ruedebusch, Rudolph “Cap” Blohm, Hulda Gramlow, Arllys Schumann, and Sanford
(1909-1995), a life-long Mayville resident, was known as “Mr. Mayville” and “Mr.
Dixieland Jazz.” Peggy’s drum set, amplifier, and twenty scrapbooks on the
history of jazz beginning in 1900 are on exhibit.
(1926-1968) taught himself Dixieland jazz by playing trumpet to recordings of
Bob Crosby’s Dixie Combo. A 1943 graduate of Mayville High School, Dick played
with the 378th
Army Service Swing Band while in the service. With “The Under-privileged
Five,” Dick had six albums, including “Meet Mr. Trumpet.” In 1962, Dick
Ruedebusch and his group appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. One of his trumpets,
a record player, and some of his albums are on display.
The center of the room is
Rudolph “Cap” Blohm
(1896-1991). a former native son, who worked for Mayville’s iron industry from
1912-1928. A self-taught wildlife artist, “Cap” produced over 350 paintings and
sketches in his golden years. “Cap” passed away March 21, 1991.
Two landscape scenes of
Mayville painted by
(1898-1995) hang on the north wall. Hulda passed away September 23, 1995.
(1907-2000) gave 26 years of her life teaching kindergarten in this
very building. She taught from 1928-31 and 1946-69, nurturing a total of 1,390
students. A memorial display with swinging metal pages shows pictures of her
many pupils over the years. Arllys passed away November 5, 2000.
(born and raised in Mayville) donated his collection of 250 post cards showing
early views of Mayville. These include pictures of city businesses and
buildings, schools, churches, iron industry, parks, and Rock River.