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!