Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Whether it’s making butter in the Cheese Factory, seeing antique farm machines at work, or an exciting stroll through 25 different interactive historic structures, there’s always something exciting happening at our Thresheree.
It’s home to endless discoveries about history, science, art, and nature, and the event weekend is brimming with activities you won’t want to miss!
ON SITE ACTIVITIES
Print Shop: Be a junior printer! On the desk, you’ll find farm animal stamps - use the ink pad and paper to design your own farm collage!
Helle-Thompson House: Use a flail to beat the edible part of the wheat loose from the husks! Help the Thompson family prepare for winter by
Sorenson House: Help the Sorenson ladies preserve jam for winter. Try a
variety of jams and vote on your favorite!
Shadyside School: View the “Sitkiewitz Circus Comes to Town" exhibit. Color a barn quilt pattern.
Arena: Check out this year’s feature: Massey Family Collectors of Wisconsin.
Field Demonstrations: Plowing: 10 am to 11 am, 1 pm to 4 pm
Saw mill: 10 am to 11 am, 1 pm to 4 pm
Threshing: 11 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4 pm
Nennig Dance Pavilion: Food and beverages for sale to support the Mid-Lakes Rustic Iron Club.
Two Creeks Town Hall: Learn more about the Massey Family Collectors of
Rank Dressmaker Shop: Explore the art of fiber works.
General Store and Meat Market: Try out our dog powered treadmill! Measure yourself with farm measurements. Weigh eggs, apples, and potatoes.
Cheese Factory: Work alongside the cheese maker.
Saloon: Open for business!
Blacksmith and Carpentry Shop: Watch the artists demonstrate their trade. Look around the carpentry shop to see if you can spot any pioneer machines like wedges and levers.
Collins Depot: Popcorn for sale. Try your hand at Morse Code and ring the engine’s bell.
10 am to 2 pm - Paint a barn quilt at Shadyside School.
11 am - Help with bindering outside the Niles Church
A binder is a machine that cuts grain and binds it into bundles.
1 pm - Join the threshing crew in the field
Threshing loosens the edible part of grain from the husks and straw it is
Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free. MCHS and MLRI Members are free. Must show Membership card.
The Mid-Lakes Thresheree is made possible with support from Madson's Service, Inc.
Presented in partnership with the Mid Lakes Rustic Iron Club
The Mid-Lakes Thresheree is an immersive experience unlike any other. The event is put on in partnership between the Mid-Lakes Rustic Iron Tractor Club, a non-profit, volunteer run organization, and the Manitowoc County Historical Society, a private 501c3 non-profit museum.
Our groups have a clear goal—to educate the public and future generations with demonstrations of vintage agriculture.
This cooperative effort brings to life Wisconsin’s rich agricultural heritage with popular displays, field demonstrations, and countless activities for visitors of all ages.