Plan your Summer Tour to Ozaukee County Pioneer
Village, See Above Video
4th Annual WWII Living History Event
On Saturday, May 19, the Ozaukee County
Historical Society and the 1st Allied Airborne
Living History Group will transform Ozaukee County Pioneer
Village into a European Village in the midst of World War
II. The theme for this year’s event is “The Forgotten Front
of Europe, the Mediterranean”. Italian soldier reenactors
will join the close to two hundred living historians
encamped in the village.
Attendees can expect to see vehicles, weaponry, uniforms and
artifacts from the time. A French café, a USO canteen,
morning and afternoon battles and many demonstrations
throughout the day are all part of the event. On this one
hundred year anniversary of WWI, there will be a tribute
wall honoring those men from Ozaukee County who perished in
that conflict. A special feature is the USO style dance in
the Village Hall at 7:00PM on Saturday. With music from the
forties, the fifteen piece orchestra Swing Noveau, will
entertain reenactors in uniform as well as the general
Food and beverage are available and
parking is free. The event runs from 10AM to 10PM on
Saturday. Admission on Saturday is $10 for adults, $8 for
students (13-17) and Seniors and $5 for all veterans. World
War II veterans and small children (12 and under) are free.
Pioneer Village is located at 4880 Highway I in the Town of
May 18th Group and School
tours are scheduled for Friday.
Newthis year, the public is
WWII encampment from 9:00AM to 2:00 PM. There will be
structured stations where people can learn about the war,
homeftont and a soldier’s life. The cost is $5 per person.
Beverages and snacks are available in the gift shop (Full
food service is available on Saturday only)."
was approximately 13,000 years ago when the first people
occupied the area now known as Southeastern Wisconsin.
Fortunately, the material culture they left behind allowed
archaeologists to study the hunting strategies, conflicts,
beliefs and lifestyles of these early people. As a result,
Ozaukee County’s archaeological record is rich in the
material culture of Paleo, Archaic, Woodland and Historic
5/19 WWII Event at Oz. Co.
Pioneer Village 10AM-10PM
Blacksmithing/Carpentry Classes at Pioneer Village
6/10 Flag Day Celebration at
Stony Hill School 12-5
6/10 Heritage Day at Oz. Co.
Pioneer Village 12-5
6/23-6/24 OCHS Rummage Sale
during Cedarburg Strawberry Festival
7/21-7/22 Antique Tractor Show
and Power Reunion at Oz. Co. Pioneer Village 8AM-5PM
8/12 Bluegrass at the
Village at Oz. Co. Pioneer Village11AM-6PM
9/15 Harry Potter at the
Village at Oz. Co. Pioneer Village 10AM-5PM
10/6 Autumn at the Village at
Oz. Co. Pioneer Village 10AM-5PM
10/13 Women in History
Luncheon-Oz. Co. Country Club
Hey Baby- See How Far We Have Come!
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
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.
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.