Volunteers are always needed at the Caledonia Historical Village which is located just east of Hwy 38 on 5 Mile Rd in Caledonia. The Caledonia Historical Society owns and operates the village as a 501(c)3 non-profit with only volunteers. Volunteers are needed to groom the grounds surrounding the village, to help maintain the buildings located in the village, and to renovate the early 1900’s Botting Road machine shed. Volunteers are normally in the village on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to around 11:30 am. Come join them; learn about the history of the village; help preserve that history.
The CHS website is undergoing construction. Check the calendar for events and soon there will be an active events tab. The next monthly meeting will be held July 18th at 6:30 pm in the 1902 Milwaukee Road Depot located in the Caledonia Historical Village. The public is welcome.
History of Linwood Park!
Linwood Park today is a piece of property just east of the Caledonia Historical Village on the west bank of the Root River. The land was originally used by Caledonia as the town dump. Linwood Park was opened in 1965 and was the first park fully owned and operated by the Town of Caledonia. A naming contest for the park was held in 1968 and Mrs. Otto Lorence and Mrs. LeRoy Schmidt were declared the winners. They both suggested the name Linwood Park as a fitting testimony to the area’s large and influential Bohemian community. A shelter was added in 1989 and since then a number of benches have been added overlooking the Root river. Information provided from the book, “Journey To A Village, Caledonia 1835-2008.”