FUND RAISING IN DECEMBER!

COME TO THE CABIN!

Come visit the 1840’s log cabin at the Caledonia Historical Village and you will be delighted!  Come enjoy the authentic feel of a cabin at Christmas!  Yes, it is the annual Christmas boutique hosted by Sherry Lou. You will be delighted by the selection of unique variety of handmade gifts which includes jewelry, wood carvings, Christmas décor, chainsaw carvings, shattered glass art and much more!  A portion of the proceeds benefit the Caledonia Historical Society.

COME TO THE 1877 TOWN HALL!

Come visit the restored 1877 Town Hall where the Caledonia Historical Society will be holding a bake sale.  You do not have to bake for the holidays when you can buy home made goods made by the CHS members, and at the same time you are supporting the Caledonia Historical Society.

Both events are open Friday, December 1st from 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm.

BAKE SALE AT THE EDUCATORS CREDIT UNION!

There will be a bake sale at the Educators Credit Union, 3525 Rapids Drive, Racine, WI on December 15th from 9 am to 6 pm and on December 16th from 9 am to 12 pm.  All proceeds benefit the Caledonia Historical Society.  Again, why stress yourself with baking for the holidays, when the Caledonia Historical Society members will do it for you.

WHY DOES THE CHS RAISE FUNDS?

Learn the history of Caledonia. Preserve the history of Caledonia. Share the history of Caledonia. The Caledonia Historical Society (CHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials and information relating to the history of Caledonia. The Society promotes the understanding of the history of the Village through a number of buildings and the artifacts within them.

The Caledonia Historical Village (CHV) located on 5 Mile Road just east of Hwy 38 is owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society (CHS).  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.

COME JOIN US!

The Caledonia Historical Society  normally meets the third Thursday of every month, but the December Christmas Pot Luck has been scheduled for December 14th at 6:00 pm at the Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park, 9416 Northwestern Ave.  Chuck and Karen Lorence will provide a family history presentation after the dinner.

The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.  Become a CHS member and envelop yourself in the history of Caledonia.  Help CHS spread the word!  Membership forms can be downloaded from the ABOUT page on this website.

THE CHV IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! 

The buildings are closed up for the 2017 season but special arrangements can always be made to rent the park and the buildings for that special occasion.  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 caledoniahistoricalvillage@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.

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.  Contact the CHS through the Contact Us page on this website or via email at caledoniahistoricalvillage@gmail.com.

 

PRESERVING THE PAST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

 

What Is The CHS And The CHV And What Is The CHS Mission?

Learn the history of Caledonia. Preserve the history of Caledonia. Share the history of Caledonia. The Caledonia Historical Society (CHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials and information relating to the history of Caledonia. The Society promotes the understanding of the history of the Village through a number of buildings and the artifacts within them.

The Caledonia Historical Village (CHV) located on 5 Mile Road just east of Hwy 38 is owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society (CHS).  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.

The Beginning of CHS

By preserving historical structures and artifacts from our past, we can enjoy them in the present and the future. The Society shares Caledonia’s history with its residents and visitors to enrich our appreciation of who we are and where we have been.  The Caledonia Historical Society began in 2001 as a loose association of individuals and officially became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2003.  As described previously, the beginning of the CHS was the desire to save the original 1877 Caledonia Town Hall.

In 2009, the CHS made a decision to expand its efforts by securing the funds necessary to save and relocate the 1902 Sturtevant (Milwaukee Road) Railroad Depot. After moving it to the Caledonia Historical Village in four pieces, the staggering restoration process began.  Funds obtained through individual and business donations, fund-raising efforts and community organizations such as Preservation Racine and the Racine Community Foundation, provided much-needed support. In 2010 the CHS relocated and refurbished a circa 1927 caboose, and the historic settlement was becoming a reality. The next acquisition came about by luck. Alan and Patty Ruud unearthed an 1840’s log cabin on their property in the core of a nondescript home prior to its destruction. The Ruud’s offered the cabin to the Historical Society along with enough funding to cover the disassembly and reconstruction in the Caledonia Historical Village. With the project completed in the spring of 2012, the “Ruud Cabin” is named in their honor.   More of the CHS and CHV history coming in the next website update!

ANNUAL DECEMBER BAKE SALE AND CHRISTMAS IN THE CABIN!

Mark the date on your calendar.  Christmas in the cabin and the CHS bake sale in the Town Hall returns on December 1st at 3 pm and on December 2nd at 10 am.  More information about this in the next website update.

Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society  meets the third Thursday of every month with the next meeting scheduled for November 16th at 6:30 pm at the Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park, 9416 Northwestern Ave.   The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.  Become a CHS member and envelop yourself in the history of Caledonia.  Help CHS spread the word!  Membership forms can be downloaded from the ABOUT page on this website.

The CHV Is Closing For The Season!  

The buildings are closed up for the 2017 season but special arrangements can always be made to rent the park and the buildings for that special occasion.  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 caledoniahistoricalvillage@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.

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.  Contact the CHS through the Contact Us page on this website or

 

 

 

PRESERVING THE PAST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

What Is The CHS And The CHV And What Is The CHS Mission?

Learn the history of Caledonia. Preserve the history of Caledonia. Share the history of Caledonia. The Caledonia Historical Society (CHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials and information relating to the history of Caledonia. The Society promotes the understanding of the history of the Village through a number of buildings and the artifacts within them.

The Caledonia Historical Village (CHV) located on 5 Mile Road just east of Hwy 38 is owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society (CHS).  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.

The Beginning of CHS

By preserving historical structures and artifacts from our past, we can enjoy them in the present and the future. The Society shares Caledonia’s history with its residents and visitors to enrich our appreciation of who we are and where we have been.  The Caledonia Historical Society began in 2001 as a loose association of individuals and officially became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2003. The genesis of the Society was a desire to save the original Caledonia Center Town Hall from the wrecking ball due to its deteriorating condition and the potential widening of Hwy 38. In the late 1990’s, the town Chairman, Dennis Kornwolf, realized the historic value of the building and gathered a small group of like-minded citizens in an effort to save the structure. That group grew into the Caledonia Historical Society. Built in 1877 when Joseph Fuhrman was the Town Chair, the Caledonia Center Town Hall had served the Town well until a “new” Town Hall opened on Nicholson Road in Husher in 1952. Located on the Mary O’Conner property a quarter mile south of Five Mile Road and a scant few yards off Hwy 38, the building was moved across the highway and over a field to its new location in the Caledonia Historical Village where it began its second life as a museum and educational tool. The CHS completed the restoration of the structure in 2003 and it is the foundation of our preservation efforts.

More information about the CHS and the CHV will be shared on this website in the coming months!

Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society  meets the third Thursday of every month with the next meeting scheduled for October 19th at 6:30 pm in the 1877 Town Hall in the Caledonia Historical Village.   The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.  Become a CHS member and envelop yourself in the history of Caledonia.  Help CHS spread the word!  Membership forms can be downloaded from the ABOUT page on this website.

The CHV Is Closing For The Season!  

The buildings are closed up for the 2017 season but special arrangements can always be made to rent the park and the buildings for that special occasion.  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 caledoniahistoricalvillage@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.

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.  Contact the CHS through the Contact Us page on this website or via email at caledoniahistoricalvillage@gmail.com.

THANKS FOR A GREAT FESTIVAL!

CHS Heritage Festival

The Caledonia Historical Society would like to thank everyone who participated in our 7th Annual Heritage Festival this past weekend. Whether your favorite part was the historic buildings and their artifacts, the Civil War re-enactors, the antique tractors and old fire engines, the vintage sawmill, the youth activities or the delicious food, it was wonderful that guests of all ages were having a wonderful time enjoying the family fun.

As our major fundraising event that helps us collect preserve and share the history of Caledonia, we sincerely appreciate you joining us and supporting our efforts to preserve the past for future generations. We look forward to sharing the buildings of our Village and the history they hold during our final open house of the season on September 24th and our Festival next year.

WHAT IS THE CHS AND THE CHV?

The Caledonia Historical Village (CHV) located on 5 Mile Road just east of Hwy 38 is owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society (CHS).  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.

Come Join Us!

The Caledonia Historical Society  meets the third Thursday of every month with the next meeting scheduled for September 21st 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.

Our Last Open House of the Season!

Come join us on the fourth Sunday of the month, September 24th, for our last open house of the 2017 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.

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.  Contact the CHS through the Contact Us page on this website or via email at caledoniahistoricalvillage@gmail.com.

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 caledoniahistoricalvillage@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.

 

CALEDONIA HERITAGE FESTIVAL

SEVENTH ANNUAL CALEDONIA HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The final preparations are underway for the seventh annual Caledonia Heritage Festival presented by the Caledonia Historical Society at the Caledonia Historical Village just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Road.  The buildings are cleaned and sparkling, the benches are freshly painted, the tents are being raised, the CHS members are excited and invite everyone to join them on September 9th and September 10th from 10 am to 4 pm for a “Back to the Past” journey.  This historical adventure and the parking are free, but we would appreciate a $5 donation to help the CHS support the village.

 

 

The family-friendly event is an educational opportunity that features living history from the mid-1800s when Caledonia was first being settled. Learn from the descendants of these early Caledonians as they share their ancestors’ stories. Tour the 1840s Ruud Cabin, the 1877 Caledonia Town Hall and visit with the village blacksmith at the Myers Museum. The Historical Village also includes the 1902 Milwaukee Road Depot, a 1927 Caboose and a pre-1900 machine shed. All buildings will be staffed with docents to answer questions.

Civil War cannon demonstrations are provided showing both sides of The War of Rebellion in the 1860s. Civil War reenactors in period correct costumes will be available to answer questions both at the battlefield and at their camps.

Numerous children’s activities will be offered including games and activities from the mid-1800s.  There also will be numerous craft and food booths. There will be a bake sale in the 1902 Depot and a homemade pie auction on Saturday at 2 pm. An outdoor non-denominational church service will be held Sunday at 9 am.

Come join us and immerse yourself in the local history!

 

CHS AND CHV HAPPENINGS!

 

WHAT IS THE CHS AND THE CHV?

The Caledonia Historical Village (CHV) located on 5 Mile Road just east of Hwy 38 is owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society (CHS).  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.

THE CHS AND THE CHV ARE GOING TO BE TV STARS!

On August 16th John McGivern and his producer and camera crew visited the Caledonia Historical Village.  John hosts the weekly show “Around the Corner” on Milwaukee PBS.  One of his programs to be shown in March, 2018 will feature the Caledonia and Wind Point area including the CHV!  John also told us that his program has been picked up for world wide distribution through the public broadcast system.

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL IS ALMOST HERE! 

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 caledoniahistoricalvillage@gmail.com.  As always there will be food vendors, craft vendors, many children activities, sawmill demonstrations, re-enactor groups, cannon demonstrations and much more!  Don’t forget about the pie auction which will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 2 pm.  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 September 21st 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.

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.

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.  Contact the CHS through the Contact Us page on this website or via email at caledoniahistoricalvillage@gmail.com.

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 caledoniahistoricalvillage@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

CHS AND CHV HAPPENINGS!

WHAT IS THE CHS AND THE CHV?

The Caledonia Historical Village (CHV) located on 5 Mile Road just east of Hwy 38 is owned and operated by the Caledonia Historical Society (CHS).  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.

OUR INVENTORY

Thanks to UWP student volunteers and CHS member volunteers, the inventory of the many, many items collected by the CHS since 2001 is progressing smoothly.  This is an example of a railroad depot bench donated to CHS that resides in the 1902 Milwaukee Road Depot and the archival information gathered so far.  As more data is assembled, the data for each item will be completed.

 

 

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!

Sorry, but the old time radio show originally scheduled for August 13th at the Caledonia Historical Village has been cancelled due to scheduling problems.  We hope to have RG Productions back with their old time radio show in Spring, 2018.

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 caledoniahistoricalvillage@gmail.com.  As always there will be food vendors, craft vendors, many children activities, sawmill demonstrations, re-enactor groups, cannon demonstrations and much more!  Don’t forget about the pie auction which will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 2 pm.  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 August 17th 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.  Contact the CHS through the Contact Us page on this website or via email at caledoniahistoricalvillage@gmail.com.

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 caledoniahistoricalvillage@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

 

 

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!