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.