Governor Doyle Announces Appointment of David Hoffman to Circus World Museum Foundation

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced the appointment of David Hoffman to the Circus World Museum Foundation.


“The Circus World Museum is a Wisconsin institution that generations of people have enjoyed,” Governor Doyle said.  “David Hoffman is an excellent addition to the Circus World Museum Foundation that works to preserve the museum and ensure its success.”


The Circus World Museum Foundation Board of Directors oversees the operation of Circus World. The board includes up to 21 elected directors, including a representative of the city of Baraboo and the Sauk County Board of Supervisors, a Governor’s appointee, two members of the Society’s governing Board of Curators, the Society’s Director and honorary directors. Renee Boldt of Appleton currently serves as chairman of the board.


“Wisconsin has a real treasure in Circus World Museum and I am honored to serve as a director of this great historic foundation,” Hoffman said.  “If you haven’t seen Circus World Museum recently, I urge you to bring your family to enjoy and learn what the circus of the past was all about.”


David Hoffman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a longtime resident of Black River Falls. He served as Director of the Circus World Museum from 2001-2007. He is a third generation past owner of Hoffman Construction Company in Black River Falls and currently serves as the Vice-President of Equipment. Hoffman formerly served as President of the Transportation Builders Association and has been active in the Black River Falls Rotary since 1977. He enjoys restoring historical items and owns several vintage rail cars, a steam engine and tender on the Wisconsin National Registry of Historic Places.


Circus World in Baraboo, Wisconsin, which begins its 50th season of presenting summertime circus performances on May 17, occupies historic ground on the banks of the Baraboo River. The site was the original winter quarters of the Ringling Bros. Circus and is now a National Historic Landmark.