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YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!

The Caledonia Historical Society has received a generous offer of a donation of $5,000 if CHS can raise $10,000 by 9/30/2016.  CHS needs these funds to be able to place the early 1900’s machine shed/barn on a permanent foundation.  Any donations would be appreciated.  The machine shed/barn will eventually be a community meeting and event location.  Have you been to the Caledonia Historical Park just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd?  The Caledonia Historical Society has worked and is working quite hard to bring local history to life for the community.  The Caledonia Historical Park is owned and operated by the CHS volunteers, and CHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible.

You can also help CHS by participating in our annual Heritage Festival which this year is the weekend of September 10th and 11th.   The historic buildings will be open, there will be vendors, there will be food, there will be activities for the kids and the adults.  The cost is $5 per car and the parking is free. Please join us for a celebration that reminds us that our history is who we are and who we will always be.

CHS IS HOLDING A MEAT RAFFLE  WITH THE DRAWING TO BE HELD AT THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 4 PM.  YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.  THE PRIZES FROM DANNY’S MEATS ARE: 1ST PRIZE: GRILL MASTER ASSORTED  STEAKS, VALUE $225; 2ND PRIZE: BOX OF 10 BACON WRAPPED FILETS, VALUE $90.  TICKETS ARE $5 EACH OR 5 FOR $20.  CONTACT RON COUTTS FOR TICKETS AT 262-639-7824 OR RCOUTTS@ATT.NET.

PUT THESE EVENTS ON YOUR CALENDAR

The Caledonia Historical Park provides docents with the historical buildings open to the public on the fourth Sunday of each month May through September.  The next open houses will be  August 28th and September 25th from 1 pm until 4pm.  The open houses are free to the public, but, of course, any and all donations are welcome.

IF YOU ORDERED A BRICK OR BRICKS FOR THE 1877 TOWN HALL PATHWAY,  come to the CHS Heritage Festival to find your brick.  All bricks should be up to date and in place by the weekend of September 10th and 11th.

An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the Caledonia Historical Park on Thursday, September 15th from Noon to 4 pm.  The cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.  Call 262 681-1530 to register.

CHS IS EVERYWHERE!

The Caledonia Historical Society is on Facebook.  Like CHS at Caledonia Historical Society.  The Caledonia Historical Society is on Twitter.  Follow CHS at Caledonia Historical.  Check this website for updates regarding CHS events.  Visit the Caledonia Historical Village, east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.

RENT THE CHS HISTORICAL VILLAGE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASSION!

The Caledonia Historical Village grounds and historic buildings are available for rent.  Hold your wedding or family reunion while enjoying a historic vista.  For more information, use the Comments page on this website or contact Leroy Schmidt, the CHS President at birdstuf@wi.rr.com.  What could be better than the beautiful back drop of the Caledonia Historical Village located at 5 Mile Road and Hwy 38 for your special occasion!

COME JOIN US!

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month.   Our next meeting is August 18th at 6:30 pm at the 1902 Milwaukee Road Depot in the Caledonia Historic Village, just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

 

SUMMER AND FALL AT CHS

DINNER AT THE DEPOT

The second annual successful Dinner at the Depot was held June 18th.  The food was great and the ambience was terrific.

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PUT THESE EVENTS ON YOUR CALENDAR

The Caledonia Historical Park:  owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society; funded by membership, donations and grants; maintained by CHS volunteers, provides docents with the historical buildings open to the public on the fourth Sunday of each month May through September.  The next open houses will be July 24th, August 28th and September 25th from 1 pm until 4pm.  The open houses are free to the public, but, of course, any and all donations are welcome.

The Open House on July 24th is a special event  as a pig roast will be held immediately following the Open House at 4 pm.  The menu includes salads, sauerkraut, rolls, and a veggie tray.  The tickets are $20 per person.  Contact Nancy Nelson at 262 884-9504 or use the comments page on this website to request tickets.   You can also stop at the CHS Historical Park during weekday mornings and secure tickets from Sherry of Chix with Chainsaws.

The annual CHS Heritage Festival is the weekend of September 10th and 11th from 10 am to 4 pm.  The historic buildings will be open, there will be vendors, there will be food, there will be activities for the kids and the adults.  The cost is $5 per car and the parking is free.  Please join us for a celebration that reminds us that our history is who we are and who we will always be.

IF YOU ORDERED A BRICK OR BRICKS FOR THE 1877 TOWN HALL PATHWAY,  come to the CHS Heritage Festival to find your brick.  All bricks should be up to date and in place by the weekend of September 10th and 11th.

An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the Caledonia Historical Park on Thursday, September 15th from Noon to 4 pm.  The cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.  Call 262 681-1530 to register.

CHS IS EVERYWHERE!

The Caledonia Historical Society is on Facebook.  Like CHS at Caledonia Historical Society.  The Caledonia Historical Society is on Twitter.  Follow CHS at Caledonia Historical.  Check this website for updates regarding CHS events.  Visit the Caledonia Historical Village, east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.

THE BARN NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The Caledonia Historical Village is owned and operated and maintained by the Caledonia Historical Society.  CHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and all funds raised are used to maintain and enhance the Historical Village.  Currently CHS needs support, cash or in-kind support, to pour a foundation for our early 1900’s barn.  We have the beams, but need the cement and the rebar.  Eventually the barn will be used for storage and museum exhibits.  The long range plan is to use the barn as a meeting place with a commercial kitchen.

We have several items for sale to help pay the expenses of maintaining our historic village.   The items include mugs, note cards, the book, “Milwaukee Then and Now,” bricks for the walk way by the Town Hall, and posters of the 1902 Depot.  The form to request bricks is now on this website.

RENT THE CHS HISTORICAL VILLAGE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASSION!

The Caledonia Historical Village grounds and historic buildings are available for rent.  Hold your wedding or family reunion while enjoying a historic vista.  For more information, use the Comments page on this website or contact Leroy Schmidt, the CHS President at birdstuf@wi.rr.com.  What could be better than the beautiful back drop of the Caledonia Historical Village located at 5 Mile Road and Hwy 38 for your special occasion!

COME JOIN US!

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month.   Our next meeting is July 21st at 6:30 pm at the 1902 Milwaukee Road Depot in the Caledonia Historic Village, just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.