Please note that all upcoming events are posted on the calendar on this website.
Quickly approaching is the annual “Come To The Cabin!!” This is an exclusive Christmas Gift Boutique held in the 1840 Log Cabin and the 1902 Milwaukee Road Depot. Enjoy the atmosphere of the historical past while shopping for local artisans hand made gifts in the Cabin. There will be a bake sale, craft sale, and a photo booth in the Depot.
Profit For You Tours has three upcoming tours in 2019. A portion of the tour cost is donated to the CHS. If you are interested in “The Amish Experience,” or “The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island,” or a “Smoky Mountain Tour,” contact Lori at 414-477-0155. These tours are great!
Linwood and Linwood School!
Please note that the information provided here has been taken from the book, “Journey to a Village, Caledonia 1835-2008.”
Linwood was the most heavily forested part of Caledonia in the early 1800’s. The Linwood pocket community straddled the course of the Root River’s path through the middle of Caledonia.
While the original settlers of this heavily wooded area were Yankees, English and Welsh, by 1850 a trickle of Bohemian immigrants began to settle in the Linwood area. Several hundred Bohemian families arrived during the 1854 to 1857 time period. An 1887 map of Caledonia shows a nearly complete transformation of the Linwood area into a Bohemian settlement.
Linwood did not have a general store, but did have a post office, a school, the Holy Family Catholic Church, two cemeteries and Caledonia’s first town hall. The 1877 Town Hall is now located in the Caledonia Historical Village where it was moved in 2003 and renovated by the Caledonia Historical Society.
The Linwood school was originally a wood-frame structure that was long ago demolished. The first building was replaced by a brick structure which burned in 1929. While the replacement building was being constructed, school was held in the Caledonia Town Hall. That second school brick building is still standing and was taken over by the Lions Club in the 1960’s.
This is a picture of the second Linwood school that burned down in 1929.
The Caledonia Historical Society is dedicated to ensure that present and future generations will not only know the significance of the area, but will also learn from the past and recognize the need to preserve the historical heritage bestowed upon them. We are our history.
Come Join Us!
The next CHS membership meeting is the annual Christmas party which will be held December 13th at 6:00 pm at the Caledonia-Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park, 9614 Hwy K, Franksville. Please bring a dish to pass. The public is welcome.