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Plan your Summer Tour to Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, See Above Video
 Upcoming Events 
Hey Baby- See How Far We Have Come!
Village HallAs most of you know, work began on the new Pioneer Village Hall in March 2014. The electrical service was upgraded, new water lines were trenched in, the old red pole barn was demolished so that the concrete footprint could be expanded to 80 x 100. The building was roughed in and the exterior stonework of the building was finished that fall. The modern restroom facilities and the amenities of the new food service area were completed in early 2015.  The exterior of the siding and soffits of the building were completed by February of 2017. In spring of 2017, the building was fully insulated and in early October natural lines were brought from Hwy I to the new building. The energy-efficient heating units were also installed in October. Because the building is now heated, work on the interior design elements can be done over the late fall and winter months. The majority of the work is being completed by the heart-felt and skillful efforts of many volunteers. While OCHS continues to raise funds through grants, private donations and special events such as the annual rummage sale, Autumn at the Village and Women in History Luncheon, there is still so much more needed to complete the interior design, lighting and audio-visual equipment.
Please consider a year-end tax deductible contribution to support the Pioneer Village Hall completion. All donations can be sent to OCHS at P.O. Box 456, Grafton, WI 53024.
  Quarterly Meeting - Monday Novemeber 6

The American Geographical Society (AGS) Library, located at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UW-M) has one of the premier libraries and map collections of its kind in North America--and contains over 1.3 million items supporting instruction, research and outreach. It was previously the library and map collection of the American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York and was donated to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries in 1978, following a nationwide selection process by the AGS of New York.

 

Since then, the Library has thrived at UW-M and, through the years, the collections have expanded and presently include maps, atlases, books, journals, pamphlets, photographs, slides, Landsat images and digital spatial data. Angie Cope, Map Librarian at UW-M will be our speaker for our upcoming Quarterly Program, talking about the Library and using maps as historical resources.

 

The Ozaukee County Historical Society has accumulated a number of historical maps of the county dating back 150 years, providing a fascinating look at how our lands were used, who once owned property where we now work and live, and how some geographical features, such as river beds, have changed to meet the needs of an increasing population.  Archives Center Volunteers have now categorized this impressive map collection for easier access that reduces undue wear and tear by researchers. Archives Center Volunteer Colin Sandell will show several of these resources and how they may be used.
Click here to see past Quarterly Meetings
The Ozaukee County Historical Society appreciates all the dedication and work that was accomplished by the volunteers at Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, Stony Hill School, and the Hazel Wirth Research Center in the past and present. Although most of the volunteers for OCHS are Ozaukee County residents, people from Washington, Sheboygan, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties also volunteer. OCHS looks forward to working with all volunteers as they help to preserve the history of Ozaukee County and make it available to present and future generations. Thank you for your service!
Nina Look is the Archivist for the Oz. Co. Historical Society.  The Archives is located at N57 W6406 Center Street, Cedarburg, and is open on Tuesdays from 9-3, 2nd & 4th Mondays from 5-8 p.m. 2nd Saturday of month from 9-11 a.m. or by appointment.
  Contact Nina by Email
  or by phone:  262-377-4510
  Map to Archive Center
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