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 CHS Linwood Park Heritage Village, east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd.
THE BARN NEEDS YOUR HELP!
The Linwood Park Heritage Village is owned and operated and maintained by the Caledonia Historical Society. CHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and all funds raised are used to maintain and enhance the Heritage Village. Currently CHS needs support, cash or in-kind support, to pour a foundation for our early 1900’s barn. We have the beams, but need the cement and the rebar. Eventually the barn will be used for storage and museum exhibits. The long range plan is to use the barn as a meeting place with a commercial kitchen.
We have several items for sale to help pay the expenses of maintaining our historic village. The items include mugs, note cards, the book, “Milwaukee Then and Now,” bricks for the walk way by the Town Hall, and posters of the 1902 Depot. The form to request bricks is now on this website. We will soon be filling the brick requests we have to date and placing new bricks on the walk way.
RENT THE CHS HERITAGE VILLAGE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASSION!
The Linwood Park Heritage 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 [email protected]. What could be better than the beautiful back drop of Linwood Park Heritage Village for your special occasion!
FIRST OPEN HOUSE OF THE SEASON!
The CHS will host the first Linwood Park Heritage Village open house of the 2016 season on May 21st. The Caledonia Historical Society is on the Real Racine Open House Racine County tour on Saturday, May 21st. Come visit the Linwood Park Heritage Village just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd. Walk the grounds, visit the buildings, be engaged by the docents. The buildings will be open 12 Noon to 4 pm.
Subsequent open houses will be the 4th Sunday of June, July, August, and September with hours from 1 pm to 4 pm.
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE AT THE 1877 TOWN HALL!
Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course to be held June 16, 2016 from Noon to 4 pm at the Linwood Park Heritage Village in the 1877 Caledonia Town Hall. Call 262 681-1530 to register. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive.
KEEP YOUR CALENDAR OPEN!
CHS is planning a pig roast for July 24th starting at 4 pm. The buildings will be open that Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm and immediately after the open house enjoy a sumptuous pig roast with CHS members.
The CHS annual festival, the Caledonia Heritage Festival, will be held September 10th and 11th, 2016. Put it on your calendar and save the date for enjoying living history. Look for more details to come on this site.
The Caledonia Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month. Our next meeting is May 19 at 6:30 pm at the Old Caledonia Town Hall in the Linwood Park Heritage Village, just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.