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LAST OPEN HOUSE OF THE YEAR

PUT THIS EVENT 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 last open house of the year is September 25th from 1 pm until 4pm.  The open houses are free to the public, but, of course, any and all donations are welcome.

COME JOIN US!

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month.   Our next meeting is September 15th 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.

THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL WAS A SUCCESS!

In spite of some rain on Saturday morning, September 10th and the Packers game on Sunday, September 11th, the annual CHS Heritage Festival was a success!  Thanks to the SE WI and Northern IL communities for their support of CHS efforts to bring history to life.  Here are some pictures from the festival and more will be added to the photo gallery as time permits.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO RAISE THE BARN!

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.

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!

 

CHS ANNUAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL SEPT. 10TH & 11TH

The CHS annual Heritage Festival is almost here. Come celebrate “Early Farming Days” the weekend of September 10th and 11th from 10 am to 4 pm each day.  The CHS Historical Park is located just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.  Activities include: Historic  Building Tours, Blacksmith Demonstrations, Rope Making, Classic Cars, Antique Tractors and Fire Trucks, Wood Carving, Cedar Shake Shingle Cutting Demo, Pedal Tractors, Barrel Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Live Music, Vendors, Food, Bake Sale.   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 3:45 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.

Here is a list of the planned activities for the Heritage Festival.

Saturday, September 10

  • 10:00 am Flag Raising
  • 10:00 am on Petting Zoo
  • 11:00 am Cannon Demo – Confederate 2nd  Kentucky
  • 12:00 Noon Sawmill Demonstration
  • 12:30-2:30 pm The Wilsonaires Band
  • 1:00 pm Timekeepers Fashion Show
  • 2:00 pm Cannon Demo & Scrimmage – Cushings
  • 2:30 pm Pie Auction
  • 3:45 pm 50/50 Raffle Drawing**
  • 4:00 pm Flag Lowering

Sunday, September 11

  • 9:00 am Church Service – Pavilion
  • 10:00 am Flag Raising
  • 11:00 am Cannon Demo – Confederate 2nd Kentucky
  • 12:00 pm Sawmill Demonstration
  • 1:00-3:00 pm Country Band
  • 2:00 pm Cannon Demo & Scrimmage – Cushings
  • 3:45 pm Meat Raffle & 50/50 Drawings**
  • 4:00 pm Flag Lowering

**Do not need to be present.

Throughout both days Robert Williams will be giving presentations on the early times.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO RAISE THE BARN!

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.

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 house is 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 September 15th 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.