WWII Event

May 16, 2020

On Saturday  May 15-16, the Ozaukee County Historical Society and the 1st Allied Airborne Living History Re-enactors will transform Ozaukee County Pioneer Village into a European Village in the midst of World War II. Get ready to step back in time and experience, first-hand WWII. Attendees can expect to see the military encampments of U.S., German and French units, to name a few. They will see the Veteran’s Military Museum military vehicles on parade, plus demonstrations, uniforms, artifacts and weaponry of the time. They will visit a French café, a USO canteen in a 1907 railroad station and the battles in the village.

The event runs from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students (13-17) and Seniors and $5 for all veterans and children 5-12. World War II veterans and small children (under 5) are free. Wrist bands will be provided, so those who attend can see the event.  Food and beverages are available both days. Pioneer Village is located at 4880 Highway I in the Town of Saukville. 


May 15th we devote to education and have invited schools and senior centers from around the area to take part in a special day to learn about WWII History. The demonstrations are geared toward students. This day will be open to the public on a "preview basis" at a discounted rate. See Flyer and Form below.

Blacksmith Class 101

June 13, 2020

Hands on Blacksmith class with Eugene Durban, resident blacksmith. Did you ever want to create your own iron item. Learn the skills of a blacksmith of the past and now. Class is from 8AM to 2PM with a lunch break. Preregistration is required-Class size limited. Sign up now!

National Flag Day at Stony Hill Schoolhouse

June 14, 2020

Celebrate our National Flag Day at Stony Hill School, the birthplace of Flag Day. The program at 3:30 will include Music, Presenting the Colors, Avenue of Flags, Free flags and mementos.

Annual Rummage Sale-Downtown Cedarburg

June 27, 2020

The Annual Rummage Sale will take place June 27-28 at the Hazel Wirth Archives and Research Center back parking lot during the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival Weekend.

When you are spring cleaning, downsizing and just reorganizing, don't throw it way or give it away....Give it to the OCHS Rummage Sale! Starting in April, items can be dropped off at the Hazel Wirth Archives and Research Center on Tuesdays from 9AM-3PM. If another time needs to be arranged or to arrange a pickup, call 377-4545.

Volunteers are also needed to help pickup, sort, price, set up and tear down during the sales.


See below for further details!

Antique Tractor Show and Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion (July 18 & 19)

July 18, 2020

The Antique Tractor Show and Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion will be held July 18-19.  Tractors, Equipment, Threshing, Baling, kids activities plus Tractor Parade 2:pm both days. Enjoy delicious pies, ice cream, food and music.


Shop till you drop at the OCHS Second Chance Rummage Sale. Great fun for the whole family!


Both days 8AM-5PM. Admission $6.00.

Bluegrass at the Village

August 09, 2020

The Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold Bluegrass at the Village on Sunday, August 9th at the Ozaukee County Pioneer Village from 11:00-5:00PM. Now one of the largest bluegrass festivals in this area, Bluegrass at the Village will host four bluegrass bands that will take the stage on the old Cedarburg Train Station platform. Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss Bluegrass at the Village 2020!

We are pleased to introduce this year's line up! From Milwaukee first up will be Pickin' Up Speed, an all-time favorite of the festival; Second will be from Madison, Wheelhouse with their version of bluegrass/americana; Third will be our featured band from Illinois, Special Consensus which will be a special treat: Fourth from Milwaukee, Chickenwire Empire with their high-energy, fast-pickin' bluegrass.


This year’s featured band is Special Consensus from IL. The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. The band is led by Greg Cahill, banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and includes Rick Faris (guitar), Dan Eubanks (bass) and Nate Burie (mandolin). Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists who follow their creative desires without straying too far from their bluegrass roots. The 19th band recording, Rivers and Roads (Compass Records, 2018), was nominated for the 2018 Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY award and received 2018 IBMA awards for Album of the Year! Greg Cahill will be inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) Hall of Greats in Nashville, TN in February 2020!


Those who attend will be greeted by young fiddlers from the area who will play a tune or two. They can stroll through the outdoor living history museum to learn what life was like in rural Ozaukee County between the years of 1840-1920. At 2:00 anyone who wants to show off their talents can join in an old fashioned "Kitchen Band" on the porch of the Maronde Cabin.


There is a wide variety of food and beverage selections that will be served throughout the day and people who “love to win" can participate in the huge fundraising raffle for some awesome prizes donated by local businesses. 

Over 500 seats under the tent. Picnic tables, additional chairs are shaded by trees. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  (No pets, coolers, carry-in food or beverage is permitted). Admission: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors & Students.

Autumn at the Village

October 03, 2020

The Ozaukee County Historical Society brings you the sights, smells and sounds of fall at their Autumn at the Village fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 3rd at Ozaukee County Pioneer Village in Saukville.  Enjoy a great day in the country that is fun for the whole family. Rain or Shine, we'll have a good time. Most of the activities will be brought inside the buildings so don't let the rain keep you away!


Visitors will see historic demonstrations of blacksmithing, wood cutting, basket making, wool making, candle making, spinning, corn shelling and embroidery to name a few. The smells of mulled cider, seasonal foods cooking on the wood stove and bread baking in the Summer Kitchen will fill the air. Poul and Linda Sanderson from, Pickin' Up Speed will demonstrate old time instruments such as an auto-harp, dulcimer and stand up bass to play a few tunes. Special guests from Old World Wisconsin will demonstrate drying fruits and vegetables among the things folks did to get ready for winter.

Everyone can take part in a 15-minute wagon ride, compliments of the Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion, through Hawthorne Hills Park. Pumpkins, squash, gourds, apples and hand-made brooms will be available for sale.


Children can participate in craft activities which will include, rope making, corn-husk doll making, wooden puzzle making, stamp art, weaving and more. The Oscar Grady Library of Saukville will provide spooky stories and Halloween legends in the Liberty Schoolhouse.


Finally, families can relax and enjoy a warm bowl of homemade sausage stew, chili with cornbread or chicken with dumpling soup. Some of the other fall foods that will be served are hot cider, pumpkin pie, apple pie with Pumpkin or Apple ice cream.


Admission is $5 and Children 5 and under are free. Children who wish to show off their Halloween Costumes will receive a sweet treat!


 All proceeds benefit the Pioneer Village Hall capital campaign.

Harry Potter at the Village

September 12, 2020

The Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold Harry Potter at the Village on Saturday, September 12th at the Ozaukee County Pioneer Village from 10AM-5PM. 


Harry Potter makes a visit to Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, with magic, wizardry and fantasy. Dress in your Harry Potter costume and parade around the village with Harry Potter. Put on your robes and house colors to help us celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter. We will have fun Harry Potter themed activities for the whole family including a sorting hat, wand decorating, trivia, a costume parade, Quidditch tournament, and much more!


Kids and adults will be able to interact with some of their favorite characters, hunt fantastic beasts, enjoy lunch at the Great Hall, and have their picture taken at Platform 9 ¾. This celebration will take place rain or shine, and is sure to be a good time for all Harry Potter fans. 

Tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15.00 at the event.

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