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!


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