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.
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.
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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected].
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 [email protected] . 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