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 Open house
Sunday, May 6, 2018 through Sunday, December 30, 2018. Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00. The Sterling North home, located at 409 West Rollin Street in Edgerton is open Sundays from April through December. Sterling North wrote over thirty books, the most famous being an autobiographical account of his adventures with his pet raccoon Rascal. He also wrote So Dear to My Heart and The Wolfling. The home which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. has been restored to the way it looked in 1917. Please visit our website. $3 for students and $5 for adults. Sterling North Home/Museum/Barn, 409 W. Rollin St, Edgerton, Rock County. Call 608-884-8337. Subjects: Museums, Books, Historic [E-107229]
 Single Day Events 
 Introduction to Archaeology
Tuesday, July 17, 2018. 9 am-3 pm. Students entering grades 5-9 Explore MVAC's Archaeology Lab and work with artifacts recovered from area excavations as an introduction to the science of archaeology. Discover how the first Native Americans in Wisconsin survived using the area's natural resources. Students must take this class in order to attend the Middle School Field Experience. 80. 1725 State Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Historic [E-106897]
 Father Rehrl's Rectory & Exhibit Opening
Wednesday, July 18, 2018. 1pm to 3pm. Built in 1856, it was here that the Sisters of St. Agnes managed one of the first schools in Washington County, educating children of all denominations. Within the fieldstone rectory of Father Caper Rehrl, the exhibit "From Mound Builders to Church Builders" highlights the triumph of survival over inexperience on the unsettled Wisconsin frontier. No charge. Free. Father Rehrl Rectory at St Agnes, 1386 Fond Du Lac St, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Historic, Museums [E-107581]
 Pioneer Kids Day "Railroads"
Thursday, August 9, 2018. 8:45am to 12pm. Find out what it takes to run a railroad! Enjoy ice cream and train stories, and make your own engineer or conductor hat. Take a trip on the rails with the Kettle Moraine Ballast Scorchers' model train set up. Meet a train crew member from the 1003 engine stationed in Hartford. Pioneer Kids Days promises to be an adventure on the rails. Age: Open to children entering 1st-5th grade in fall. Registration and Payment Required by Aug 9, 2018. $6/child before Aug 1. $7/child Aug 1 & after. Free for child of WCHS member at Family level. The History Center Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Trains, Historic, Kids [E-107585]
 Dagwaagin Fall Encampment
Saturday, October 6, 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. This Fall Gathering features several re-enactors demonstrating flint knapping, firestarting, rope making, duck decoys constructed from cattails, and more - think of it as a mini-Rendezvous along with shorter tours of the historic site and Ojibwe Village. The clay ovens will be fired and several primitive camps will be set up. Tomahawk throwing and archery are included in this event. $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors 65+, Retired/Active Military and College Students; $6 children 6-17. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, 8500 County Road U, Danbury, Burnett County. Call 715-866-8890. Subjects: Historic, Reenactments, Education [E-107167]
 Summer Concert at Jacobs House
Sunday, August 7, 4011. 1 pm. As part of the summer concert series at homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, there will be a concert at the Jacobs House featuring Dawn Lawler on flute and Mary Ann Harr playing the harp. Guests will receive a tour from Susan Jacobs Lockhart, who lived in the home as a young girl. All proceeds from this event will go toward the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. To purchase tickets for the Taliesin Home Concert Series, call 1-866-530-7528 ext. 481 $95 per ticket. Jacobs House, 441 Toepfer Street, Madison, Dane County. Call 1-866-530-7528 ext. 481. Subjects: Music, Historic, Classical [E-83137]
 Get Your Photos Out of Chaos
Thursday, January 8, 4015. 6pm-8pm. If you have a variety of photos (printed and/or digital) but have no idea where to start on putting them in order. We'll share: - Reasons to get motivated including family archiving, importance of photos in children's self-esteem and passing down traditions and stories to future generations - What to do with printed photos, old photo albums and boxes of mixed up photos - What to do with digital photos & how to find what you need on your computer $25. Pixologie, 9803 S 13th Street, Oak Creek, Select One County. Call Please RSVP to 414-731-1881. Subjects: Photography, Hobbies, Historic [E-99671]
 Get Your Photos Out of Chaos
Saturday, February 7, 4015. 10am-noon. If you have a variety of photos (printed and/or digital) but have no idea where to start on putting them in order. We'll share: - Reasons to get motivated including family archiving, importance of photos in children's self-esteem and passing down traditions and stories to future generations - What to do with printed photos, old photo albums and boxes of mixed up photos - What to do with digital photos & how to find what you need on your computer $25. Pixologie, 9803 S 13th Street, Oak Creek, Select One County. Call Please RSVP to 414-731-1881. Subjects: Photography, Hobbies, Historic [E-99672]
 Get Your Photos Out of Chaos
Thursday, March 5, 4015. 6pm-8pm. If you have a variety of photos (printed and/or digital) but have no idea where to start on putting them in order. We'll share: - Reasons to get motivated including family archiving, importance of photos in children's self-esteem and passing down traditions and stories to future generations - What to do with printed photos, old photo albums and boxes of mixed up photos - What to do with digital photos & how to find what you need on your computer $25. Pixologie, 9803 S 13th Street, Oak Creek, Select One County. Call Please RSVP to 414-731-1881. Subjects: Photography, Hobbies, Historic [E-99673]
 Get Your Photos Out of Chaos
Thursday, March 5, 4015. 6pm-8pm. If you have a variety of photos (printed and/or digital) but have no idea where to start on putting them in order. We'll share: - Reasons to get motivated including family archiving, importance of photos in children's self-esteem and passing down traditions and stories to future generations - What to do with printed photos, old photo albums and boxes of mixed up photos - What to do with digital photos & how to find what you need on your computer $25. Pixologie, 9803 S 13th Street, Oak Creek, Select One County. Call Please RSVP to 414-731-1881. Subjects: Photography, Hobbies, Historic [E-99674]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Middle School Field Experience
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 through Thursday, July 19, 2018. 9 am-3 pm. Students entering grades 5-9 Take your excitement for archaeology into the field! Students who have taken MVAC's Introduction to Archaeology class in the past can join a La Crosse area project. Participants will work alongside professional archaeologists in the field. Activities may include shovel testing or small-scale excavations. Weather may require alternate activities. 1725 State Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Historic [E-106898]
 Public Archaeology Field Schools (3 and 5 day experiences)
Monday, July 16, 2018 through Friday, July 20, 2018. This multi-day field and lab experience is a well-rounded opportunity for those who want to learn about the process of archaeology. Work alongside professional archaeologists on an actual archaeological excavation and survey work. Monday-Wednesday, July 16-18, 2018 (July 16: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 17-18: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 2018 (July 16: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 17-20: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) $350, $500. 3110 Student Union, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Historic [E-106899]
 It's in the Details: Architecture Tour & Trip to Tower
Friday, July 6, 2018 through Friday, July 27, 2018. 3pm to 4:30pm. Discover architectural details, learn the meanings behind the symbolism, and trace the construction of the Old Courthouse and Sherriff's Residence and Jail, local and national landmarks. Climb to the balcony level of the Old Courthouse tower and see features rarely seen by the public. Patrons must wear sensible shoes and be able to climb steep stairs (109 steps from 1st to 6th floor). $12/WCHS members, $15/non-member. Due to very limited space, advanced registration is suggested. $12/WCHS member, $15/non-member. The History Center Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Historic, Museums, Community [E-107479]
 The Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 through Sunday, July 29, 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. Demonstrations of period skills including black powder shooting, archery and tomahawk throwing. Tasty food prepared in the fur-trade era manner is a treat. Goods offered by the traders include period clothing, furnishings, camp gear, trade silver, animal skins, jewelry and a fascinating variety of other utilitarian and decorative items. Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, July 29, 8am - 12:30pm; $8 adults, $6 children over 6, free for children under 6. $10 age 13 and over; $8 Military, College Students, or age 65+; $6 age 6-12; free for children under. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, 8500 County Road U, Danbury, Burnett County. Call 715-866-8890. Subjects: Reenactments, Historic, Festivals [E-107166]
 Antique/ Collectables/ Vintage Show
Saturday, September 8, 2018 through Sunday, September 9, 2018. 10am-5pm. Antiques, Collectables, and Vintage Show!! everything from Antique to newly re-purposed will be present at this show. There will be something for every taste. Marshfield Mall, 503 E. Ives Street #313, Marshfield, Wood County. Call 715-387-4311. Subjects: Antiques, Historic, Sales [E-107650]
 A Glimpse of the Past
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 through Thursday, October 15, 2020. 10 am - 3 pm. Alexander Noble House Museum presents "A Glimpse of Old Fish Creek", with an added feature Victorian Christmas in the Parlor. Enjoy a tour of a Greek Revival Farmhouse built in 1875 and experience a portrayal of domestic life in Door County at the turn of the century. $5.00 Admission. Alexander Noble House Museum, 4167 Main Street, Fish Creek, Door County. Call 920-868-2091. Subjects: Museums, Historic, Education [E-105338]
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