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GHOSTS OF THE RACINE COAST

The Caledonia Historical Society is pleased to announce a presentation by Brendon Baillod speaking about Racine’s undiscovered historic shipwrecks. His presentation will take place on May 19th at 7:00 pm at the Franksville Memorial Park, 9614 Hwy K, Franksville.

Mr. Baillod is an award-winning maritime historian and is a frequent consultant on historic Great Lakes shipwrecks.  He has authored a compendium of over 400 vessels lost in Wisconsin waters.

Mr. Baillod will tell dramatic stories of vessels that sailed out of Racine in the 1800’s, many to oblivion.  He will also describe modern attempts to locate and document the remains of those lost ships.

The public is invited to attend.  Registration is not required and there is no charge.

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CHS SPRING FLING MAY 15TH FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM

First open house of the season at the Caledonia Historical Village, 5 Mile Rd and Hwy 38.  Family Fun.  Bouncy House, rope making, corn hole game, hot dogs, popcorn, soda, live music, bake sale, all buildings open with docents.  Admission is free with donation requested for parking.

MAY 11TH CHS FUND RAISER AT CULVER’S ON DOUGLAS

May 11th from 4 pm to 9 pm the Culver’s at 4542 Douglas will donate a percentage of sales to the Caledonia Historical Society (CHS).  The CHS operates and maintains the Caledonia Historical Village.  Whether using the drive-through or dine-in option at Culver’s hand the receipt back to a staff member so that the CHS receives a donation.

Women Of The Civil War

The Caledonia Historical Society is pleased to announce a presentation by Susan Fallon speaking about women of the Civil War.  Her presentation will take place on April 21st at 6:30 pm at the Franksville Memorial Park, 9614 Hwy K, Franksville.

Mrs. Fallon and her family have been involved in re-enacting the Civil War for 35 years.  She has done extensive research to portray the women of the Civil War accurately, both Southern and Northern women. She is a direct descendant of a Civil War veteran on the Federal side.

 She has been involved in several organizations related to Civil War re-enactment and is currently vice-president of the Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.   The Auxiliary encourages patriotism, education, and charitable deeds.

Mrs. Fallon will be wearing one of her uniforms and will demonstrate some of her Civil War clothing.

 The public is invited to attend.  Registration is not required and there is no charge.

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Did You Know About the TNT Plant in Caledonia?

Join the Caledonia Historical Society on March 17th at 6:30 pm at the Caledonia/Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park, 9614 Highway K, Franksville to hear the story of how a TNT plant was partially built on 5 Mile Rd in Caledonia.

Clarence Kaplan, a longtime member of the Caledonia Historical Society, will provide the history of the WWI TNT Plant as well as his family history.  Clarence’s great-great grandparents settled in the area in 1871, and the Kaplan family has had a presence in the Caledonia area ever since.

The public is invited to attend.  Registration is not required and there is no entry fee.

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CALEDONIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY GUEST SPEAKER FEBRUARY 17TH

GERALD KARWOWSKI LOCAL HISTORY PRESENTATION

The Caledonia Historical Society is pleased to announce that Gerald Karwowski, of Oak Clearing Farm and Museum, will provide a program on local Racine History on February 17th at 6:30 pm at the Caledonia/Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park, 9614 Hwy K, Franksville. 

Mr. Karwowski has collected thousands of items related to the growth and change of Racine County between 1840 and the present.  The collections include books, photographs, documents, displays such as the blacksmith shop and other buildings including the depiction of a pioneer home.

The public is invited to attend.  Registration is not required, and entry is free.

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JANUARY 20, 2022 GUEST SPEAKER

The Caledonia Historical Society will meet January 20th at 6:30 pm at the Caledonia/Mt. Pleasant, 9614 Hwy K, Franksville.  The public is invited to join the CHS in welcoming a guest speaker, David Maack.  Mr. Maack will speak about his Native American culture.

Mr. Maack is a traditional dancer and storyteller.  His grandfather was raised on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota, and Mr. Maack regularly visits  there for cultural and ceremonial activities.

This opportunity to hear Mr. Maack speak is free of charge but donations to the CHS are welcome to enable the CHS to maintain the Caledonia Historical Village located east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.