Old World Wisconsin Takes You Back to the Past
Quarterly Meeting and Public
Invitation to its Presentation
us as we explore the history and architectural diversity of
Wisconsin, preserved at Old World Wisconsin. Learn about Wisconsin’s
European immigrants through their homes and possessions as our
speaker for the evening, Karl Kaphengst, Historic Food and Craftways
Program Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, takes us on a journey
through the past.
Old World Wisconsin is a living history museum,
located near Eagle, Wisconsin, that portrays the daily life of
immigrants in our state during the 19th century. The museum
encompasses nearly 600 acres of rolling,
wooded hills and features over 60 historic structures. These range
from ethnic farmsteads with furnished houses and rural
outbuildings--to a crossroads village. The museum opened in 1976 and
is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Also in
1976, a Clausing-built octagon barn, constructed in Mequon in 1897,
was taken apart piece by piece and reconstructed at Old World
Wisconsin where it is currently used as a café and meeting facility.
a staff member at Old World Wisconsin for over 20 years, Kaphengst
has grown up with the site and his passion for Wisconsin history is
both personal and professional. He specializes in 19th
century crafts, textiles, clothing and the delicious array of ethnic
foods that Wisconsin has to offer.
Our Quarterly Meeting will be held Monday, May 4th,
at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (W62 N546 Washington Ave.) in
downtown Cedarburg. The business meeting begins at 7 pm, with the
presentation starting at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served and free on-site parking is
NEW WWII Final Push
May 16th 10AM-10PM
"On Saturday, May 16, Ozaukee County Pioneer Village (4880
County Hwy I, Saukville, WI) will be transformed into a
small European village with encampments of American,
British, German and Russian soldiers from WWII. The 1st
Allied Airborne Living History Reenactors from around the
Midwest will commemorate the 70th anniversary of V-E Day
(Victory in Europe) at the "Final Push to Victory", an event
presented by the Ozaukee County Historical Society.
The event which starts at 10:00AM, will include
demonstrations, displays, vehicles and camp activities all
day. Battles will take place in the valley at 11:00AM and
in the village at 2:30PM, with a surrender ceremony to
An special exhibit of WWII Veteran will be displayed on the
"Honor Wall". Deadline for submitting photographs
is May 1st. Help us fill up the wall to honor our local WWII
Contact Allen Buchholz at
you have any questions or photograph of a veteran to submit.
There will be a huge celebration USO dance in the evening at
6:30PM, featuring Swing Noveau, who will play
all the wartime classics.
Admission is $10 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors, $5
Veterans/Children 13 & up. Admission gives access to tours
of the village, the encampment and the dance."
Click Here to see event poster
Introducing the New
Pioneer Village Hall
increased number of visitors to the Village each year has
resulted in the demand for some modern improvements, such as
air conditioning, heating and restrooms that are ADA
plans include improved food service facilities to better
serve our own events as well as our future goals. There is a
need to have audio-visual teaching aides for meetings and
programs that can accommodate 150-200 people in all kinds of
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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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