SUMMER 2017 AT THE CALEDONIA HISTORICAL VILLAGE

The Caledonia Historical Village located on 5 Mile Road just east of Hwy 38 is owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society.  The Caledonia Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and all members are volunteers.  Therefore all renovations, all maintenance, all activities at the Caledonia Historical Village are undertaken by those volunteers.  All funding of those renovations, maintenance and activities is through donations, grants, membership and fund raising.

WE ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON!

Come join us on the fourth Sunday of the month, May through September,  when the buildings are open for the season.  The buildings will be open from 1 pm until 4 pm with docents available to provide information.  Come admire the progress that has been made to the renovation of the 1919 Botting Road Machine Shed.  Come view the new additions to the artifacts stored throughout the buildings and the park grounds.  Come be amazed at what history has to say to you.

DINNER AT THE DEPOT ON JUNE 10TH WAS GREAT!

The food was great, the company was great, the ambiance was amazing!

UPCOMING EVENTS!

The CHS will be participating once again in the Racine Fourth of July parade.  Please attend and cheer on the CHS participants and admire the historic wagon that will be riding down the street for everyone to enjoy.

Do you like old time radio.  RG Productions will perform a radio program in the Caledonia Historical Village on Sunday, August 13th at 2 pm.  The programs will be Fibber McGee and Molly and Our Miss Brooks.  It is free to the public so mark it on your calendar.

The CHS annual Heritage Festival will be September 9th and 10th.  Our theme is “Back to the Past” and we are hoping individuals with local family history will be willing to present a brief family memory or tradition or local story.  If you are interested in doing this, please contact Chuck Miles at ridingsmater@gmail.com.  As always there will be food vendors, craft vendors, many children activities, sawmill demonstrations, re-enactor groups, and much more!  Entry and parking is free, but please consider making a donation to help CHS continue to collect and disseminate Caledonia history.

Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society  meets the third Thursday of every month with the next meeting scheduled for July 20th at 6:30 pm in the 1902 Milwaukee Road Depot in the Caledonia Historical Village.   The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

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 Event!

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 Contact Us page on this website or contact Chuck Miles , the CHS President at ridingsmarter@gmail.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!

 

 

 

 

MAY 2017 AT THE CALEDONIA HISTORICALVILLAGE

The Caledonia Historical Village located on 5 Mile Road just east of Hwy 38 is owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society.  The Caledonia Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all members are volunteers.  Therefore all renovations, all maintenance, all activities at the Caledonia Historical Village are undertaken by those volunteers.  All funding of those renovations, maintenance and activities is through donations, grants, membership and fund raising.

WE ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON!

Come join us on the fourth Sunday of the month, May through September,  when the buildings are open for the season.  The buildings will be open from 1 pm until 4 pm with docents available to provide information.  Come admire the progress that has been made to the renovation of the 1919 Botting Road Machine Shed.  Come view the new additions to the artifacts stored throughout the buildings and the park grounds.  Come be amazed at what history has to say to you.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

The CHS will be holding the third annual Dinner in the Depot on June 10th at 5:30 pm.  The tickets are $20 per person.  Contact Nancy Nelson at nelsonn@sbcglobal.net for information.  Seating is limited.  The food and the company are great!

The CHS will be participating once again in the Racine Fourth of July parade.  Please attend and cheer on the CHS participants and admire the historic wagon that will be riding down the street for everyone to enjoy.

Do you like old time radio.  RG Productions will perform a radio program in the Caledonia Historical Village on Sunday, August 13th.  The programs will be Fibber McGee and Molly and Our Miss Brooks.  More details will be forthcoming, but mark it on your calendar.

The CHS annual Heritage Festival will be September 9th and 10th.  Our theme is “Back to the Past” and we are hoping individuals with local family history will be willing to present a brief family memory or tradition or local story.  If you are interested in doing this, please contact Chuck Miles at ridingsmater@gmail.com.

Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society  meets the third Thursday of every month with the next meeting scheduled for June 15th at 6:30 pm at the 1877 Town Hall in the Caledonia Historical Village.   The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

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 Event!

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 Chuck Miles , the CHS President at ridingsmarter@gmail.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!

 

BUZZING WITH ACTIVITY AT THE CALEDONIA HISTORICAL PARK

BUZZING WITH ACTIVITY??

What does that mean for the Caledonia Historical Society and the Caledonia Historical Park on 5 Mile Rd just east of Hwy 38?

  1.  The renovation of the Botting Rd Barn will begin in earnest.  There is lots to do.  We have siding to replace.  We have siding to repair.  We have a stairway to put in place so we can easily get to the second floor.  We need windows fixed.  We need doors placed and repaired.  AND that is just the beginning!  We need volunteers to help us with these projects and the maintenance and upkeep of all of our buildings and the park grounds.  If you want to help, contact Chuck Miles at ridingsmarter@gmail.com.
  2. The inventory of the CHS numerous artifacts is finally underway.  The CHS is fortunate that a UWP history major volunteered to help us identify and catalog our many items.  Any new donations need to have appropriate paper work completed by the donor and appropriate placement by the CHS receiving member.
  3.  April 24th is clean up day to get the buildings and the park grounds ready for the season.  See the following list of upcoming events.  If you want to help, contact Chuck Miles at ridingsmarter@gmail.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

The Caledonia Historical Society will be participating for the second year in the Real Racine Tour of local sites.  This year the tour is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th.  Put it on your calendar!  The Caledonia Historical Park will be open from 12 pm to 4 pm with docents available in the buildings to discuss the history of the buildings and artifacts contained in the buildings.  Visit the Real Racine website for information about all of the sites participating in the tour.

The CHS will be holding the third annual Dinner in the Depot on June 10th.  The tickets are $20 per person.  Contact Nancy Nelson at nelsonn@sbcglobal.net for information.  Seating is limited.  The food and the company are great!

The CHS annual Heritage Festival will be September 9th and 10th.  Our theme is “Back to the Past” and we are hoping individuals with local family history will be willing to present a brief family memory or tradition or local story.  If you are interested in doing this, please contact Chuck Miles at ridingsmater@gmail.com.

Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society  meets the third Thursday of every month with the next meeting scheduled for April 20th  at 6:30 pm at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Ave.   The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.   The buildings at the Caledonia Historical Park will be reopening soon.  If you wish to rent the park or the buildings for a special occasion, the Caledonia Historical Society can accommodate you.

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 Event!

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 Chuck Miles , the CHS President at ridingsmarter@gmail.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!

 

THE BOTTING BARN IS IN PLACE!

WEATHER WAS WET, THEY MADE A MESS, BUT THE BARN IS UP!

Thanks to several CHS members and volunteers and Badger Construction, the 1919 Botting Rd Barn/Machine Shed has been placed on a permanent foundation and pieced back together.  Here are some pictures to show part of the process.  There is still alot to do in the Spring to start the renovation of the barn and to level the area around and leading up to the barn and to reseed the grass.  BUT CHS, after a two year fund raising effort, has the barn in place in the Caledonia Historical Park.  AND we are not done.  We will continue to raise funds for a cement floor, for repair/replacement of some of the siding, and for other upcoming costs.

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Upcoming Event!

The Caledonia Historical Society will be participating for the second year in the Real Racine Tour of local sites.  This year the tour is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th.  Put it on your calendar!  The Caledonia Historical Park will be open from 12 pm to 4 pm with docents available in the buildings to discuss the history of the buildings and artifacts contained in the buildings.  Visit the Real Racine website for information about all of the sites participating in the tour.

Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society  meets the third Thursday of every month with the next meeting scheduled for February 16th at 6:30 pm at the Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park at 9614 Co Hwy K.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.   The buildings at the Caledonia Historical Park are closed for the season,  but if you wish to rent the park or the buildings for a special occasion, the Caledonia Historical Society can accommodate you.

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 Event!

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!

 

IT’S WINTER IN THE CALEDONIA HISTORICAL PARK

BUT THE VOLUNTEERS HAVE STILL BEEN WORKING!

There has been alot of shoveling and other hard labor taking place by the CHS volunteers to get the Big Museum building (aka Botting Road Barn/Machine Shed) ready for the final move.  We need some good weather in order to finish the move.

RECENT EVENTS!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Christmas Gift Boutique held in the CHS log cabin and the bake/Christmas items sale at the 1877 Town Hall the weekend of December 3rd and 4th.  It was a success, so mark your 2017 calendars for a repeat event.

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The CHS Christmas party potluck was held December 8th.  It was a lovely evening with wonderful entertainment by the Glory Singers.

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Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society  meets the third Thursday of every month with the next meeting scheduled for January 19th at 6:30 pm at the Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park at 9614 Co Hwy K.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.   The buildings at the Caledonia Historical Park are closed for the season,  but if you wish to rent the park or the buildings for a special occasion, the Caledonia Historical Society can accommodate you.

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 Event!

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 TO THE CABIN!

An Exclusive Christmas Gift Boutique

Come experience the 1840’s Caledonia Historical Park log cabin filled with a unique variety of quality handmade gifts; jewelry, wood carvings, chainsaw carvings, handmade wearables, shattered glass art and more.  This lovely event takes place Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th from 10 am to 4 pm.  A portion of the proceeds go to the CHS.

The Caledonia Historical Society will be providing a bake sale in the 1877 Town Hall during the same hours as the Christmas Gift Boutique.  All proceeds go to support the CHS.  The Caledonia Historical Park is just a short drive from anywhere–just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Road.

Work on the Big Museum is Progressing!

The foundation is poured and the CHS volunteers have been shoveling and leveling gravel for  the floor of the Big Museum (formerly known as the Botting Rd machine shed/barn).  Hopefully, the weather will hold long enough that the movers can place the barn on the foundation soon.  Thanks to everyone who has been following and helping the progress of the Big Museum project.

Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society usually meets the third Thursday of every month, but our next meeting which is our Christmas Party will be held December 8th at 5:30 pm at the Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park at 9614 Co Hwy K.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.   The buildings at the Caledonia Historical Park are closed for the season,  but if you wish to rent the park or the buildings for a special occasion, the Caledonia Historical Society can accommodate you.

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 Event!

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!

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2016 UPDATE

The Big Museum, formerly known as the Botting Rd machine shed/barn is finally getting the permanent foundation.  Hopefully the move of the Big Museum onto the foundation will happen soon also.  The Caledonia Historical Society would like to extend a grateful thank you to everyone in Racine County and surrounding communities who has provided support both financially and in-kind to make this happen.  CHS has received numerous cash donations as well as foundation grants as well as in-kind services too numerous to list.

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COME JOIN US!

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month.   Our next meeting is October 20th 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.    Starting in November the monthly meetings will be held at the Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park at 9614 Co Hwy K.  The buildings will be closed up for the season by November 1st, but if you wish to rent the park or the buildings for a special occasion, the Caledonia Historical Society can accommodate you.

THE CHS WEBSITE HOME PAGE PICTURE HAS BEEN UPDATED!

I am sure you noticed the new look to the CHS website home page.  Bruce Seidner, CHS member,  took and posted the new picture which accentuates the 1877 Town Hall with the other park buildings and the heritage garden in the background.  The move and renovation of the 1877 Town Hall was the event that launched the Caledonia Historical Society in the year 2000.  If you visit the Caledonia Historical Park, you will see that CHS has grown significantly since then.

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!

CHICS WITH CHAINSAWS!

Support Chics with Chainsaws, Sherry Lou Martin, who carves her artistry at the Caledonia Historical Park.  She works several mornings each week at the park.  She supports the CHS in many ways, and she would appreciate support of her art form.

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.