Events - 2023
June 4 11:00AM-2:00PM
The Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold a fund-raising Brat Fry at Fox Bros Piggly Wiggly - 810 E. Green Bay Ave., Saukville, WI.
Stop by, grab a brat and visit with some of our board members and volunteers. Find a way to get involved and help raise funds to defray the cost of Harry Potter- The Magic Returns.
Funds will also be collected for the Harold Dobberpuhl Scholarship fund. Two grants are being awarded this year to a Cedarburg and Homestead senior. Announcement will come out soon.
FLAG DAY CELEBRATION
June 10 Noon - 5PM
The Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold a National Flag Day Celebration at Stony Hill School, the birthplace of Flag Day. The founder of Flag Day, Bernard Cigrand, will describe his love of the flag and why he want to make it a National observance. Patriotic songs, flag etiquette and flag raising will just be part of the festivities. Free and open to the public.
Children will receive a commemorate flag and pin. Ice cream will be served.
Parking is limited so a free shuttle will be available to take guests between Stony Hill School and Ozaukee County Pioneer Village.
Shuttle Sponsor: MacGillis Insurance
June 10th 9:00AM - Pre-Registration Required
The Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold a blacksmith class in connection with the Car Show Event. Resident Blacksmith, Eugene Durban, will conduct the class that will teach the basics of blacksmithing. Each student will be tutored in how to make a simple project to take home.
Cost is $50.00 The class is from 9AM-2PM
Print the registration form and return with your check. Spots are limited to 10, so sign up early!
June 10 9:00AM-4:00PM Exhibitors are Welcome
The Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold its third annual classic car show at Ozaukee County Pioneer Village. All makes, models will be on display along with classic trucks and motorcycles. Exhibitors will receive a commemorative dash plaque and there will be prizes for best in class. See details on flyer.
Tour the 24 buildings from rural Ozaukee County and learn about the rich history and those who immigrated to the area. Food and beverages will available to purchase along with a beer stand. Bluegrass jam with local musicians will be from 1PM-5PM.
Free and open to the public!
June 24th & 25th
The Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold its annual rummage sale at the Interurban Depot in downtown Cedarburg during Strawberry Festival 9-4 each day.
If you've got rummage, we need it. If you have a planned rummage sale of your own this spring, call us to pick up the leftovers. Go to "Contact Us" on the website.
All Proceeds Benefit the 1940 Milwaukee Road Caboose Restoration Project!
FIRE UP THE FORGE
July 9th 10AM-5PM
The Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association, Kayla Beagle, Eugene Durban, Storm Cloak Forge and Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold a blacksmith event. See demonstrations by blacksmiths who have their own unique style of iron artistry. The public can try their hand at the hammer and anvil, making a project to take home.
Brat Fry and Bluegrass Jam, too!
HARRY POTTER-THE MAGIC RETURNS
July 29th 10AM-5PM
Calling all Muggles, Wizards and Witches to participate in the 2023 Magic Returns. There is a lot to do to make your own magic! Decorate a magic wand, make a magic potion, try to work your way through a puzzle. See Caleb Hyatt perform his magic right before your eyes. There will be a Harry Potter costumed parade. New this year, a Great Hall dinner (additional cost to attend) with themed characters.
If you are a Harry Potter fan, you won't want to miss this!
BLUEGRASS AT THE VILLAGE
August 13th 11AM-5PM
This year, the Ozaukee County Historical Society is excited to bring several new bands to the lineup this year. The Piper Road Spring Band is doing a 50th Anniversary Tour and will be starting us off. They have been a festival favorite for decades and are masters of the bluegrass tradition. Stillhouse Junkies from Durango Colorado will be this year’s featured band. All three band members trade lead vocals, songwriting, and arranging duties. The Stillhouse Junkies blend genres of blues, bluegrass and swing to provide a sound uniquely of their own. Always popular and back by demand, Pickin’ Up Speed will perform their favorite traditional tunes. Fox Crossing String Band from Chicago will take the stage next. This all-female group is known for their beautiful harmonies and entertaining stage presence. Their debut album, “Box of Memories”, blends original songwriter tracks with popular cover hits in a bluegrass style. All the bands form a nice variety of energy and sounds.
As always, fundraising raffles, vendors, craft beers and great food!
September 9th 9AM-4PM
The Ozaukee County Historical Society partners with the Kettle Moraine Balast Scorchers and Metro Model Railroad Club to put on a train show to benefit and raise funds for the 1940 Milwaukee Road Rib-side Caboose Restoration Project. They will bring full-sized layouts, smaller layouts and a great display of bells, horns and whistles. Great day for families and kids to learn about trains and model layouts.
Food will be available to purchase and the village will be open for touring.
AUTUMN FARM DAYS
September 30- October 1st 9AM-4PM
The Ozaukee County Historical Society brings you the sights, smells and sounds of fall at their Autumn Farm Days fall festival on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday Oct 1st. Enjoy a day in the country that is fun for the whole family. Visitors can tour the village and will see historic demonstrations of blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, corn shelling and embroidery just to name a few. Take a wagon ride in Hawthorn Hills Park. Take your first tractor ride. Learn about our rural history and farm families.
Our resident blacksmith, Eugene Durban will be giving a class on blacksmithing (Pre-registration and fee required).
The smells of mulled cider, seasonal foods cooking will fill the air. Sunday Pancake Breakfast, too!