Plan your Summer Tour to Ozaukee County Pioneer
Village, See Above Video
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.
Quarterly Meeting - Monday Novemeber
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.
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
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.