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  Quarterly Meeting - Monday February 6

Freistadt—one of the first communities to be established in Ozaukee County almost 180 years ago, no longer appears on most maps. Yet, it still exists, and so does the Trinity Freistadt Historical Site—a complex of 12 buildings available for tours. Come and join us at our Quarterly Meeting and find out more about the site and the hidden “secrets” of Freistadt. Who was “Blind Franz”? What was a “dog power”? Why did one-Baesemann Househalf of the church sue the other half in 1847? Why could no settler live more than one-and-one-fourth miles east of Freistadt? Terry Schoessow, the education coordinator for the group, and our speaker for the evening will share these secrets and lots more information for everyone to enjoy.

 

Our Quarterly Meeting will be held Monday, February 5th, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. The business meeting begins at 7:00 pm, with the presentation at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments are provided; free, on-site parking is available.

Click here to see past Quarterly Meetings
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.
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
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