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.

 

 

 

 

 

Like CHS, Follow CHS, Check The CHS Website For Updates

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 CHS Linwood Park Heritage Village, east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.

THE BARN NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The Linwood Park Heritage 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 Heritage 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.   We will soon be filling the brick requests we have to date and placing new bricks on the walk way.

RENT THE CHS HERITAGE VILLAGE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASSION!

The Linwood Park Heritage 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 Linwood Park Heritage Village for your special occasion!

FIRST OPEN HOUSE OF THE SEASON!

The CHS will host the first Linwood Park Heritage Village open house of the 2016 season on May 21st. The Caledonia Historical Society is on the Real Racine Open House Racine County tour on Saturday,  May 21st.  Come visit the Linwood Park Heritage Village just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.  Walk the grounds, visit the buildings, be engaged by the docents.  The buildings will be open 12 Noon to 4 pm.

Subsequent open houses will be the 4th Sunday of June, July, August, and September with hours from 1 pm to 4 pm.

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE AT THE 1877 TOWN HALL!

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course to be held June 16, 2016 from Noon to 4 pm at the Linwood Park Heritage Village in the 1877 Caledonia Town Hall.  Call 262 681-1530 to register.  Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive.

KEEP YOUR CALENDAR OPEN!

CHS is planning a pig roast for July 24th starting at 4 pm.  The buildings will be open that Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm and immediately after the open house enjoy a sumptuous pig roast with CHS members.

The CHS annual festival, the Caledonia Heritage Festival, will be held September 10th and 11th, 2016.  Put it on your calendar and save the date for enjoying living history.  Look for more details to come on this site.

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month.   Our next meeting is May 19 at 6:30 pm at the Old Caledonia Town Hall in the Linwood Park Heritage Village, just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHS Spring 2016 Updates

RAISE THE BARN FUND RAISER!

Come join the Caledonia Historical Society for a night at Miller Park when the Brewers play the Los Angeles Angels on May 3rd.  Game time is 7:10 pm, but first there will be a tailgate potluck at Linwood Park (just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd) starting at 4:30 pm.  Hot dogs, Brats and water will be furnished.  Bring your own beverage and a dish to share.

At 5:30 the bus will depart from Linwood Park to take everyone to the ball game.  Tickets are $39 per person with the seats located in the Loge Diamond Box area on the first base side.  If you want to join us for the bus ride but not the pot luck, meet at Linwood Park at 5:30 pm.  For tickets and more information, contact Nancy Nelson at 262 488-1946.  Go Brewers!

FIRST OPEN HOUSE OF THE SEASON!

The CHS will host the first Linwood Park Heritage Village open house of the 2016 season on May 21st. The Caledonia Historical Society is on the Real Racine Open House Racine County tour on May 21st.  Come visit the Linwood Park Heritage Village just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.  Walk the grounds, visit the buildings, be engaged by the docents.  The buildings will be open 12 Noon to 4 pm.

OTHER INFORMATION OF INTEREST!

The CHS annual festival, the Caledonia Heritage Festival, will be held September 10th and 11th, 2016.  Put it on your calendar and save the date for enjoying living history.  Look for more details to come on this site.

Looking for a small museum where you can experience Milwaukee as it developed between WWI and WWII?  The CHUDNOW Museum of Yesteryear is packed full of interesting memorabilia.  It is located at 839 N 11th St, Milwaukee.  For more information call 414 273-1680 or visit chudnowmuseum.org.  Many thanks to the administrator of the CHUDNOW Museum for the donation of railroad related items.

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month.   Our next meeting is May 19 at 6:30 pm at the Old Caledonia Town Hall in the Linwood Park Heritage Village, just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

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.   Spring is here so think about renting our historic buildings and/or our historic village grounds for your event small or large. If you are interested, send us a note via the Contact Us page on this website.

THE LATEST CHS NEWS

We are still fund raising in order to get that 1919 machine shed/barn on a foundation.  Look for upcoming events for the warmer months.  Plans are in the works to bring back the successful Dinner in the Depot and a live Radio Show.  And mark your calendars for September 10th and 11th when the Caledonia Heritage Festival (previously listed as our Homecoming Festival) returns for another weekend of fun wrapped in historic atmosphere. Watch for updates.

CHS was just notified that the Runzheimer Foundation of Waterford, WI has generously approved a grant for $3000 to pay for the LVL beams needed for the machine shed/barn.  CHS is grateful for the generosity of the Runzheimer Foundation and everyone in the community who has helped with this project.

We have a very few in new condition books of “Journey To A Village, Caledonia 1835-2008” by Nicholas P. Weber.  If you are interested, contact our President, Leroy Schmidt, at birdstuf@wi.rr.com right away.  The cost is $20.

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month.  Starting with the meeting on November 19th, we will meet at the Caledonia/Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park at 9416 Northwestern Ave.   Our next meeting is February 18th at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

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.   Spring must be coming so think about renting our historic buildings and/or our historic village grounds for your event small or large. If you are interested, send us a note via the Contact Us page on this website.

 

 

CHS UPDATES

Once again a big thank you to everyone who supported us by purchasing baked goods or donating while CHS sold baked goods at the Educators Credit Union on Hwy 20 on December 11th and the 19th.  We raised over $850.  Here is Nancy Nelson showing a sample of what the wonderful members had baked.

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CHS held our December pot luck on the 17th.  The food was tasty, the many attendees were jolly and the program was history related.  Our guest speaker and some of the  CHS members were dressed in early 1800’s appropriate attire.

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The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month.  Starting with the meeting on November 19th, we will meet at the Caledonia/Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park at 9416 Northwestern Ave.   Our next meeting is January 21st at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

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.   If you are interested, send us a note via the Contact Us page on this website.

Why are we working so hard to raise funds?  It is a red two story barn/machine shed that was moved to our historic village at Linwood Park.  Please see the Racine County Eye article dated December 10th for an update and explanation.

 

COME TO THE CABIN!!

Come enjoy the authentic feel of a cabin at Christmas!  Saturday, December 5th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the 1840’s log cabin at Linwood Park, Hwy 38 and 5 Mile Rd.

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Artists Sherry Lou and Vicki Paczesny will be hosting an exclusive Christmas Gift Boutique at the CHS log cabin.  You can find gorgeous jewelry, wood carvings, Christmas décor, baked goods, chainsaw carvings, mercury glass gifts, shattered glass art–something for everyone!   A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO CHS.

The buildings at Linwood Park are closed for the winter, except for specific scheduled events.  This couple chose to have their marriage ceremony performed in the 1877 Town Hall.  CHS members Bruce and Eileen hosted the happy couple.

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The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.  Starting with the meeting on November 19th, we will meet at the Caledonia/Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park at 9416 Northwestern Ave.   Our meeting in December is our Christmas potluck celebration.  Everyone is welcome.

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.   If you are interested, send us a note via the Contact Us page on this website.

Come see us on December 11th at the Educator’s Credit Union, 1326 Willow Rd in Sturtevant where we will be selling baked goods.   If  you need Christmas goodies, we will have them all ready for you.  All proceeds will help us “keep the lights on.”

 

CHS UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Thanks to a generous grant from the Thom E. Dailey Foundation we were able to repaint the 1920 Caboose and finish the painting of the 1902 Depot.  The lettering has yet to be completed on the caboose, but the new red coat of paint will protect the caboose from deteriorating.  The west side of the Depot now looks as fantastic as the rest of the depot.

 

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The foundation has been dug for the barn.  Now we need cooperation from the weather and everyone involved in finishing the foundation and placing the barn.

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The buildings at Linwood Park are closed for the winter, except for specific scheduled events.  If you enjoy visiting  the CHS Linwood Park Historic Village, please consider making a donation to the CHS mission.   We are a non-profit, volunteer organization and operate through donations,  grants and membership dues.

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.  Starting with the meeting on November 19th, we will meet at the Caledonia/Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park at 9416 Northwestern Ave.   Our meeting in December is our Christmas potluck celebration.  Everyone is welcome.

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.   If you are interested, send us a note via the Contact Us page on this website.

Come see us on December 11th at the Educator’s Credit Union in Sturtevant where we will be selling baked goods.   If  you need Christmas goodies, we will have them all ready for you.  All proceeds will help us “keep the lights on.”

September 2015 News

A big thank you to all who helped make the 2015 Homecoming Festival a great event.  The weather was perfect and there was remembrance, education and just plain fun for everyone who attended.  The ceremony honoring our Veterans was especially heart warming.  Here are a few pictures, with more to be posted to the photo gallery soon.

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2015 Festival Sawmill2015 Festival Bake Sale2015 Festival Reenactor

The Caledonia Historical Society meets the 3rd Thursday of the month.  The next meeting is September 17th at the Old Town Hall at Linwood Park, Hwy 38 and 5 Mile Rd, at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

The next Open House is Sunday, September 27th, from 1 pm to 4 pm.  All of the buildings in Linwood Park will be open to the public with docents available.   This could be your last chance to visit with CHS members at the park this season since we close the park for the winter months.  We appreciate donations, but there is no charge for the Open House.

The 1902 Depot is finally completely painted on the outside–check it out!   The Caboose has been repainted also.   The barn should have a foundation in a couple of weeks and then the barn will once again become a two story structure.

Remember that we have items for sale such as mugs, note cards, depot prints, the “Milwaukee Then and Now” books, and bricks for the walkway at the Old Town Hall.  CHS is a non-profit operated by volunteers only and all proceeds help to realize our goals

CHS Homecoming Festival–Exploring WWII

The Caledonia Historical Society presents the annual Homecoming Festival on September 12th and 13th, 2015.  This year’s theme will be exploring WWII.    Come join us at Linwood Park, 7300 5 Mile Rd, just east of the corner of Hwy 38 and 5 Mile Rd from 10 am to 4 pm each day.  Tour the historic buildings, watch the Civil War Reenactments and the Saw Mill demonstrations, enjoy the classic cars and antique tractors, buy a pie at the pie auction, partake of the various foods, and visit the vendors.  There will be many other activities, including live music in the afternoons.  Join us in honoring the Racine County Veterans on Sunday, September 13th at 12 Noon with a special ceremony.

Watch for pictures and commentary to be posted next week here and on our Facebook page.

View the CHS Homecoming Festival program of events.

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CHS HOMECOMING FESTIVAL–EXPLORING WWII

The Caledonia Historical Society presents the annual Homecoming Festival on September 12th and 13th, 2015.  This year’s theme will be exploring WWII.    Come join us at Linwood Park, 7300 5 Mile Rd, just east of the corner of Hwy 38 and 5 Mile Rd from 10 am to 4 pm each day.  Tour the historic buildings, watch the Civil War Reenactments and the Saw Mill demonstrations, enjoy the classic cars and antique tractors, buy a pie at the pie auction, partake of the various foods, and visit the vendors.  There will be many other activities, including live music in the afternoons.  Join us in honoring the Racine County Veterans on Sunday, September 13th at 12:30 pm with a special ceremony.

CHS continues to need your support to get that barn “raised” and restored.  Here are items CHS has for sale.  If you are interested, please contact us via the Contact Us page on this website.  The mugs are $8 each or 2 for $14.  The small Depot print is $2 and the large Depot print is $5.  The note cards are $5 each.  The book, Milwaukee Then and Now, is $25.  Purchase a personalized paver to be placed at the Old Town Hall.  Contact CHS through the Contact Us page for an application.

 

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Rent the CHS Historical Village at Linwood Park for your special occasion.  A lovely wedding ceremony was recently performed at Linwood Park.

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The CHS Linwood Park Historical Village buildings are open to the public the fourth Sunday of the month, August 23rd and September 27th from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Docents are available to discuss the history of the buildings.