"Working Warriors" Exhibit Gallery Opening
Jun
1
4:00 pm16:00

"Working Warriors" Exhibit Gallery Opening

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat, a traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, will be on display at the Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc, throughout June, 2017.

Working Warriors highlights the everyday life of service men and women. About 75% of military work is considered non-combat. These roles rarely make the headlines, but are vital to every military operation. Exploring the non-combat roles of military service personnel, including work as beauticians, military police, dentists, mechanics, and photographers, this exhibit showcases an often overlooked but highly relatable side of military life.

A special gallery opening will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 4 to 6 pm. The gallery opening is free for MCHS Members and the public.

This exhibit is included in paid admission to the museum. All active military families and veterans receive free admission for the duration of the exhibit. The Manitowoc County Historical Society is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

This exhibit is provided courtesy of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and is funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council is honored to provide this exhibit as part of its Working Lives Project. Go to www.wisconsinhumanities.org for more details.

About the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Traveling Exhibits Program: The Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Marching Across the State traveling exhibits program features four unique exhibits that bring the stories and sacrifices of Wisconsin’s veterans to life. The program aims to make the museum’s exhibits available to a broader audience. Universities, nonprofit groups, and other venues can rent the traveling exhibits free or for a low cost through the museum. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol. For more information about the program, visit www.wisvetsmuseum.com/exhibitions/traveling_exhibits/ or call (608) 261-0542.

Storybook Village
Jun
7
10:00 am10:00

Storybook Village

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Our storytellers this week are Hatrack Storytellers.

Especially designed for our youngest visitors (ages 6 and under), our Storybook Village programs will be held Wednesday afternoons. Stop by the Village to explore a fun book and take part in an activity.  Regular admission prices apply. 

Summer Storybook Village Programs take place each Wednesday in June and July from 10 to 10:45 pm.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

10:00 pm - Gather, restroom break, travel to program site
10:15 pm - Read stories
10:30 pm - Tour and do activity
10:45 pm - Enjoy a snack and final questions

2017 Storybook Village series is sponsored by Investors Community Bank. 

To learn more about the Series, please visit our Storybook Village page

A&W (Manitowoc) Share Night
Jun
8
4:00 pm16:00

A&W (Manitowoc) Share Night

  • A&W

Craving some delicious A&W cheese curds?  Satisfy your craving and also support the Manitowoc County Historical Society!  On June 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. stop by A&W in Manitowoc and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support MCHS' education programs.

Storybook Village
Jun
14
10:00 am10:00

Storybook Village

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Especially designed for our youngest visitors (ages 6 and under), our Storybook Village programs will be held Wednesday afternoons. Stop by the Village to explore a fun book and take part in an activity.  Regular admission prices apply. 

Summer Storybook Village Programs take place each Wednesday in June and July from 10 to 10:45 pm.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

10:00 pm - Gather, restroom break, travel to program site
10:15 pm - Read stories
10:30 pm - Tour and do activity
10:45 pm - Enjoy a snack and final questions

2017 Storybook Village series is sponsored by Investors Community Bank. 

To learn more about the Series, please visit our Storybook Village page

Beginning Blacksmithing - SOLD OUT!
Jun
15
10:00 am10:00

Beginning Blacksmithing - SOLD OUT!

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

SOLD OUT!

Learn the history and basic techniques of blacksmithing as you create your own project to take home with the help of our village blacksmiths. Appropriate for ages 15 - adult.

Our beginner workshops are ideal for those who have never attended a workshop before. 

Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee.

Advanced registration required. The class is limited to 5 people. 

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
Family Night: Bucket Brigade
Jun
15
5:00 pm17:00

Family Night: Bucket Brigade

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

During our June Family Night we will have local fire departments participate in bucket brigade contests, and they will be recruiting our visitors to assist them!  Learn about the roles of fire departments throughout our history and meet members of our local departments. 

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free.  MCHS Members are admitted free.

The 2017 Family Night Series is sponsored by Next Era Energy-Point Beach, Fox Communities Credit Union, The Shopko Foundation, and Country Visions. 

 
High Wheel
Jun
17
9:30 am09:30

High Wheel

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

The Manitowoc County Historical Society and The Fitness Store will make history June 17 for a never-before-offered event featuring members of The Wheelmen, a national group of high-wheel bicycle enthusiasts, as they descend on the site for a day of historic fun and games.
 
We've planned a big day of fun and can't wait to see these high wheelers pedaling around!

There are many ways for guests to participate, with or without bicycles.

 

Ride with the Wheelmen (Register for the Ride and download a map HERE)

Time: Begins at 10 am in Two Rivers and ride to Manitowoc. Return to Two Rivers around 1 pm.

Location: Mariner's Trail. 

Guests may ride their own bikes on a tour led by members of The Wheelmen, riding their antique bicycles. 

 

Cycling, Games and Demonstrations

1 pm to 4 pm

Manitowoc County Historical Society (924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc)

Admission is $10 for Adults, $7 for children. Free for MCHS Members.

· Watch the Wheelmen ride and demonstrate 

· Take a spin around the twists and turns of the bicycle track on a tricycle
replicated from the era

· Craft a commemorative High Wheel postcard in the Print Shop

· Discover bicycle safety with the Wisconsin Bike Federation

· Learn late-19th-century bicycle songs and rhymes in Shadyside School from 2 to 2:30

· Put on period apparel, climb aboard a replica high-wheel bike and have a one-of-a-kind photo taken.

 
Summer Camp: Little Village on the Prairie
Jun
20
10:00 am10:00

Summer Camp: Little Village on the Prairie

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

LITTLE VILLAGE ON THE PRAIRIE (AGES 6-10)

Single Day Session

Tuesday, June 20, 10 am to 3 pm

Thursday, June 29, 10 am to 3 pm

Come and see how our early pioneers would have lived at Pinecrest! Explore the buildings that they would have lived and worked in.  Partake in pioneer chores including laundry, mowing the lawn, and baking.

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.

Download the summer camp registration form HERE.

Summer Camp: Pioneer Play
Jun
21
9:00 am09:00

Summer Camp: Pioneer Play

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

PIONEER PLAY (AGES 6-10)

1/2 Day Session

Wednesday, June 21, 9 am to 11:30 am

Get ready to play!  Master various pioneer games including rolling hoop, ball and cup, and graces.  Make some of your own games to take home!

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

Download a registration form HERE.

Storybook Village
Jun
21
10:00 am10:00

Storybook Village

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Especially designed for our youngest visitors (ages 6 and under), our Storybook Village programs will be held Wednesday afternoons. Stop by the Village to explore a fun book and take part in an activity.  Regular admission prices apply. 

Summer Storybook Village Programs take place each Wednesday in June and July from 10 to 10:45 pm.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

10:00 pm - Gather, restroom break, travel to program site
10:15 pm - Read stories
10:30 pm - Tour and do activity
10:45 pm - Enjoy a snack and final questions

2017 Storybook Village series is sponsored by Investors Community Bank. 

To learn more about the Series, please visit our Storybook Village page

Summer Camp: Farm Hands
Jun
21
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Camp: Farm Hands

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

FARM HANDS (AGES 6-10)

1/2 Day Session

Wednesday, June 21, 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Assist with tending to various vegetable gardens and explore the role of critters in the garden. Find out how farming has changed over the past century with hands-on techniques. Create garden-inspired snacks to share.

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

Download the summer camp registration form HERE.

Summer Camp: Stock the Shelves
Jun
22
9:00 am09:00

Summer Camp: Stock the Shelves

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

STOCK THE SHELVES (AGE 11-14)

1/2 Day Sessions

Thursday, June 22, 9 am to 11:30 am

Based in the Pritzl General Store, this program will have you working on challenging hands-on exercises with taking inventory, filling orders, and shopping.

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

Download a registration form HERE.

Summer Camp: Pinecrest Chefs
Jun
22
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Camp: Pinecrest Chefs

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

PINECREST CHEFS (AGES 11-14)

1/2 Day Session

Thursday, June 22, 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Come try your hand at cooking, like it was done during the times of Laura and Almanzo! Prepare some tasty treats over a wood stove. 

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

Download a registration form HERE.

Summer Camp: Ride the Rails
Jun
27
10:00 am10:00

Summer Camp: Ride the Rails

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

RIDE THE RAILS (AGES 6-10)

Single Day Session

Tuesday, June 27, 10 am to 3 pm

Discover the ways of travel at the turn of the 20th century. Activities include: learning railroad signals, making hobo stew, laying track on the Transcontinental Railroad, delivering mail, and more.

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.

Download a registration form HERE.

Summer Camp: Discover Your Roots
Jun
28
9:00 am09:00

Summer Camp: Discover Your Roots

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS (AGE 11-14)

1/2 Day Session

Wednesday, June 28, 9 to 11:30 am

Discover your past by learning about your ancestors.  You will learn how to use different archival tools and explore genealogy.

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

Download a registration form HERE.

Storybook Village
Jun
28
10:00 am10:00

Storybook Village

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Especially designed for our youngest visitors (ages 6 and under), our Storybook Village programs will be held Wednesday afternoons. Stop by the Village to explore a fun book and take part in an activity.  Regular admission prices apply. 

Summer Storybook Village Programs take place each Wednesday in June and July from 10 to 10:45 pm.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

10:00 pm - Gather, restroom break, travel to program site
10:15 pm - Read stories
10:30 pm - Tour and do activity
10:45 pm - Enjoy a snack and final questions

2017 Storybook Village series is sponsored by Investors Community Bank. 

To learn more about the Series, please visit our Storybook Village page

Summer Camp: Steam Powered Progress
Jun
28
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Camp: Steam Powered Progress

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

STEAM POWERED PROGRESS (AGES 11-14)

1/2 Day Session

Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Ever wondered how a steam engine works?  Learn all about the science of steam power during this interactive camp!

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

Download the registration form HERE.

Summer Camp: Little Village on the Prairie
Jun
29
10:00 am10:00

Summer Camp: Little Village on the Prairie

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

LITTLE VILLAGE ON THE PRAIRIE (AGES 6-10)

Single Day Session

Tuesday, June 20, 10 am to 3 pm

Thursday, June 29, 10 am to 3 pm

Come and see how our early pioneers would have lived at Pinecrest! Explore the buildings that they would have lived and worked in.  Partake in pioneer chores including laundry, mowing the lawn, and baking.

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.

Download the summer camp registration form HERE.

Storybook Village
Jul
5
10:00 am10:00

Storybook Village

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Especially designed for our youngest visitors (ages 6 and under), our Storybook Village programs will be held Wednesday afternoons. Stop by the Village to explore a fun book and take part in an activity.  Regular admission prices apply. 

Summer Storybook Village Programs take place each Wednesday in June and July from 10 to 10:45 pm.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

10:00 pm - Gather, restroom break, travel to program site
10:15 pm - Read stories
10:30 pm - Tour and do activity
10:45 pm - Enjoy a snack and final questions

2017 Storybook Village series is sponsored by Investors Community Bank. 

To learn more about the Series, please visit our Storybook Village page

Summer Camp: Civil War Day
Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Summer Camp: Civil War Day

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

CIVIL WAR DAY (AGES 6-10)

Single Day Session

Tuesday, July 11, 10 am to 3 pm

Come spend a day as a Civil War Soldier! Learn how to march and drill, build a tent, cook over the camp fire and more.

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.

Download the registration form HERE.

Summer Camp: Dairy Discovery
Jul
12
9:00 am09:00

Summer Camp: Dairy Discovery

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

DAIRY DISCOVERY (AGES 6-14)

1/2 Day Session

Wednesday, July 12, 9 am to 11:30 am

Learn about dairy traditions in Wisconsin and make your own butter, cheese, and ice cream!

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

Download a registration form HERE.

Storybook Village
Jul
12
10:00 am10:00

Storybook Village

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Especially designed for our youngest visitors (ages 6 and under), our Storybook Village programs will be held Wednesday afternoons. Stop by the Village to explore a fun book and take part in an activity.  Regular admission prices apply. 

Summer Storybook Village Programs take place each Wednesday in June and July from 10 to 10:45 pm.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

10:00 pm - Gather, restroom break, travel to program site
10:15 pm - Read stories
10:30 pm - Tour and do activity
10:45 pm - Enjoy a snack and final questions

2017 Storybook Village series is sponsored by Investors Community Bank. 

To learn more about the Series, please visit our Storybook Village page

Summer Camp: Art
Jul
12
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Camp: Art

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

ART CAMP (AGES 6-14)

1/2  Day Session

Wednesday, July 12, 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Create exciting art projects to take home!

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

Download a registration form HERE.

Summer Camp: Pinecrest Apprentice
Jul
13
10:00 am10:00

Summer Camp: Pinecrest Apprentice

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

PINECREST APPRENTICE (AGE 11-14)

Single Day Session

July 13, 10 am to 3 pm

Blacksmithing.  Woodworking. Printmaking and more.  Discover the roles of historic trades and occupations!

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.

Download a registration form HERE.

Ingalls Tea
Jul
18
12:00 pm12:00

Ingalls Tea

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Join Jessica Michna as Laura Ingalls Wilder in "Road to the Little House."  This performance will take you inside Laura's world as Jessica portrays Laura just as her first book is being published.  She will share wonderful stories and laughter.

The program, which begins at 2 pm, is included in paid admission to the museum. 

Sweets and tea will be served.  This event is best suited for adults and children 6 and older.

Before the presentation, there will be a special craft activity for children in Shadyside School (Noon to 2 pm). Afterward on the Village Green, there will be children’s games.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, MCHS members are free.

Storybook Village
Jul
19
10:00 am10:00

Storybook Village

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Especially designed for our youngest visitors (ages 6 and under), our Storybook Village programs will be held Wednesday afternoons. Stop by the Village to explore a fun book and take part in an activity.  Regular admission prices apply. 

Summer Storybook Village Programs take place each Wednesday in June and July from 10 to 10:45 pm.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

10:00 pm - Gather, restroom break, travel to program site
10:15 pm - Read stories
10:30 pm - Tour and do activity
10:45 pm - Enjoy a snack and final questions

2017 Storybook Village series is sponsored by Investors Community Bank. 

To learn more about the Series, please visit our Storybook Village page

Curiosity Fair
Jul
20
1:00 pm13:00

Curiosity Fair

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Kids and adults are invited to play, create and investigate the mysteries of the world around them at our Curiosity Fair.  Discover what living things are in your own backyard, and find out how milk goes from udder to glass. Through a series of activities, presentations and hands-on demonstrations, the whole family will be encouraged to ask questions, share knowledge and ignite the urge to discover. 

Activity Timeline:

1 - 6 pm: Milk Addie the Cow and learn about dairy (outside Cheese Factory)

5 to 6 pm: Enlist as a Civil War Solider and train for battle (Two Creeks Town Hall)

6 pm: Color War (please wear white shirt, takes place in field)

 

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free.  MCHS Members are admitted free.

The 2017 Family Night Series is sponsored by Next Era Energy-Point Beach, Fox Communities Credit Union, The Shopko Foundation, and Country Visions. 

Family Night: Civil "Color" War
Jul
20
5:00 pm17:00

Family Night: Civil "Color" War

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

During our July Family Night we will also have our Curiosity Fair, where you can discover and create with the world around you.  Our family night activity will feature a color war reenactment of a Civil War battle.  Participants will learn about the Manitowoc Guards, its members, and how they fought in the war effort.

5 pm - Join us for Family Night!

5 - 5:30 pm: Enlist in the Manitowoc Guards

5:30 pm: Train for a "Color" War* 

5:45 pm: Rules overview

6:00 pm: War! *Wear a white shirt and finish the war plastered in color! 

For more information about this activity, please visit our Curiosity Fair page.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free.  MCHS Members are admitted free.

The 2017 Family Night Series is sponsored by Next Era Energy-Point Beach, Fox Communities Credit Union, The Shopko Foundation, and Country Visions. 

 
 
Beginning Blacksmithing
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Beginning Blacksmithing

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Learn the history and basic techniques of blacksmithing as you create your own project to take home with the help of our village blacksmiths. Appropriate for ages 15 - adult.

Our beginner workshops are ideal for those who have never attended a workshop before. 

Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee.

Advanced registration required. The class is limited to 5 people. 

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Are you an MCHS Member?
Storybook Village
Jul
26
10:00 am10:00

Storybook Village

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Especially designed for our youngest visitors (ages 6 and under), our Storybook Village programs will be held Wednesday afternoons. Stop by the Village to explore a fun book and take part in an activity.  Regular admission prices apply. 

Summer Storybook Village Programs take place each Wednesday in June and July from 10 to 10:45 pm.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

10:00 pm - Gather, restroom break, travel to program site
10:15 pm - Read stories
10:30 pm - Tour and do activity
10:45 pm - Enjoy a snack and final questions

2017 Storybook Village series is sponsored by Investors Community Bank. 

To learn more about the Series, please visit our Storybook Village page

Pinecrest Plates
Jul
27
5:30 pm17:30

Pinecrest Plates

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Pinecrest Plates celebrates the farm-to-table food and craft drink movement with unique dining experiences throughout our grounds, featuring the local food producers. It’s a one-of-a-kind dining experience fundraiser for adults.

Custom dinner-ware included with admission. Includes silent auction.

Advanced tickets are $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Tickets the day of the event are $45 for members, and $50 for non-members.

Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Stay tuned for a list of participating businesses!

Pinecrest Plates is made possible by Weichert Realtors.

The evening is a fundraiser for the Manitowoc County Historical Society, with proceeds benefiting the Society's operations and Vetting Fund. The Vetting Fund is in memory of Hugo and Eleanor Vetting, the original land owners who donated their field for the creation of Pinecrest Village. The Vetting Fund provides financial resources for the continued upkeep of our 60-acre museum grounds and its structures. 

Advanced Blacksmithing
Aug
3
10:00 am10:00

Advanced Blacksmithing

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

The advanced workshop is for those who have attended at least one workshop and would like to complete a more difficult project.Appropriate for ages 15 - adult.

Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee.

Advanced registration required. The class is limited to 5 people. 

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Aug
12
Aug 13

Buffalo Bill Wild West Show

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13

10 am to 4 pm

Join Pinecrest Historical Village in Manitowoc as The Best of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West brings this iconic page of history to life right before your eyes. Catch all the action and adventure of this grand enterprise of sharp shooters and Congress of Rough Riders of the World, in what many consider to be the finest and most faithful portrayal of a true American original.

The Show will include a canvas boomtown full of activities for all ages along with historic trades and crafts in Pinecrest’s historic homes and businesses. The main show will take place at 1:00 pm, both Saturday and Sunday. 

William F. Cody’s tribute to The Great American West blurred the lines between history and entertainment. But during its run that spanned four decades, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West helped shape a global identity for an emerging nation. At a time when technology was transforming everything in its path, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West ensured that the spirit of the West would live on in the hearts and minds of virtually every man, woman and child on the planet for generations to come.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free. 

MCHS Members are admitted free.

The Buffalo Bill Wild West Show is made possible by the Dominion Foundation, Bank First National and Ansay and Associates. 

Family Night: Pioneer Boot Camp
Aug
17
5:00 pm17:00

Family Night: Pioneer Boot Camp

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Do you have what it takes to be a pioneer? 

During our August Family Night you will travel through various pioneer challenges to see if you have what it takes to be a Manitowoc County pioneer.  Enter as an individual or a family team. Prizes awarded for best pioneer skills.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free.  MCHS Members are admitted free.

The 2017 Family Night Series is sponsored by Next Era Energy-Point Beach, Fox Communities Credit Union, The Shopko Foundation, and Country Visions. 

 
Homebrewing Workshop
Aug
19
12:00 pm12:00

Homebrewing Workshop

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Learn how to homebrew and appreciate your own beer with the Manty Malters.  The workshop will cover home brewing essentials and will serve up samples. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Advanced registration required. Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee.

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
I certify that I am over the age of 21. *

 

 

Mid-Lakes Thresheree
Sep
9
Sep 10

Mid-Lakes Thresheree

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

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!

  • Live field demonstrations with operating farm equipment from the 1890's through 1960's

  • Plowing

  • Hands-on activities and contests

  • Children’s Discovery Village for young visitors

  • Free tractor pulled barrel rides

  • Steam engines, farm tractors, horse/mule demonstrations, hit and miss engines

  • And so much more!

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. 

History Happy Hour: Manitowoc Street Pub
Sep
20
5:30 pm17:30

History Happy Hour: Manitowoc Street Pub

  • Manitowoc Street Pub

History Happy Hour will be held at Manitowoc Street Pub (444 Manitowoc Street, Reedsville) on September 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Guests during History Happy Hour will receive information about the tavern and a historical overview will be held at 6 pm.  A raffle to support the Meeme House Inn Project will also take place.

The Series will also visit the Waverly Inn (1402 16th Street, Two Rivers) on October 18.

History Happy Hour is a 21+ event with donations going toward the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s Meeme House Inn restoration project.  There is no formal admission charge but donations are appreciated for the Meeme House Inn Restoration project. The Meeme House Inn (circa 1855) is currently being restored by the Manitowoc County Historical Society to its glory in 1915, under the ownership of Joe Schwartz. The historic structure will serve as in interactive living history museum, where visitors of all ages can be transported back in time and discover the Meeme House Inn, its livery, and poll house, in operation.

Drop Spindle Spinning
Sep
28
10:00 am10:00

Drop Spindle Spinning

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Learn about the history of spinning, the different fibers that can be used, and how to prep wool during this interactive class.  Our talented instructors will assist you in learning on a drop spindle to help you create your own yarn. Appropriate for ages 10-adult.

Advanced registration required. Workshop fee is $25 MCHS Members, $30 Non-members.

Registration includes a drop spindle of your own, wool, and instruction book. Admission to Museum included in workshop fee. The class is limited to 5 people. 

Please call (920) 684-4445 or email info@manitowoccountyhistory.org to register. You can also register through the form below.

 
Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Are you an MCHS Member?
All Hallow's Eve
Oct
14
1:00 pm13:00

All Hallow's Eve

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Join the Manitowoc County Historical Society for a spooky, sometimes scary, event as we celebrate the immigrant legends that were brought to Wisconsin and the folklore we created here at home. The event features the folk and fairytales of our immigrant ancestors as well as Wisconsin ghost stories from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Pinecrest’s historic buildings will have costumed interpreters bringing to life fall and Halloween traditions that were popular around the year 1900.  Take part in a game of Snap-Apple, hear stories from the Grimm Brothers over a campfire, assist the grave digger, and take part in various crafts and puzzles. Visitors are encouraged to dress in costume and “trick or treat” throughout our village.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free.  MCHS Members are admitted free.

All Hallow's Eve is made possible by Hawkins, Ash CPAs.

History Happy Hour: Waverly Inn
Oct
18
5:30 pm17:30

History Happy Hour: Waverly Inn

  • Waverly Inn

History Happy Hour will be held at Waverly Inn (1402 16th Street, Two Rivers) on October 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Guests during History Happy Hour will receive information about the tavern and a historical overview will be held at 6 pm.  A raffle to support the Meeme House Inn Project will also take place.

History Happy Hour is a 21+ event with donations going toward the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s Meeme House Inn restoration project.  There is no formal admission charge but donations are appreciated for the Meeme House Inn Restoration project. The Meeme House Inn (circa 1855) is currently being restored by the Manitowoc County Historical Society to its glory in 1915, under the ownership of Joe Schwartz. The historic structure will serve as in interactive living history museum, where visitors of all ages can be transported back in time and discover the Meeme House Inn, its livery, and poll house, in operation.

Pinecrest Christmas
Dec
8
Dec 9

Pinecrest Christmas

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Friday, December 8 from 4 pm to 7 pm

Saturday, December 9 from 11 am to 3 pm

This year's theme: World War 1 Christmas

Join the Manitowoc County Historical Society for a celebration of 19th-century Christmas tales and holiday customs, featuring storytelling, caroling and hymn singing, craft activities, food sampling from cherished recipes, and more activities that capture the merriment of the season.

Pinecrest Historical Village, a recreated early 1900s village, will be trimmed for the holidays, and wood-fired stoves will beckon with the promise of warmth and good cheer. Be sure to meet our 19th-century Santa for your one-of-a-kind holiday photo.

Baked goods, hot cider, and hot chocolate will be for sale, in support of youth education programs. The Museum Store will offer historically themed gifts for all ages.

Manitowoc Landscape LLC and Ansay and Associates have contributed to make the event possible.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free.  MCHS Members are admitted free.


Union Soldier Remembers
May
20
May 21

Union Soldier Remembers

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Although it has been over 150 years since our country has fought in the Civil War, the diaries, stories, and lessons still remain.

During a Union Soldier Remembers, the pages of local Civil War veterans journals and letters will come to life as reenactors portray these stories and traditions.  Along the way, you'll meet local residents, experience immersive presentations, and even participate in military drills.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free.  MCHS Members are admitted free.

Union Soldier Remembers is made possible by the Manitowoc County Civil War Roundtable, Port Cities Insurance, and EVM, Inc.

History Happy Hour: Legend Larry's - Manitowoc
May
17
5:30 pm17:30

History Happy Hour: Legend Larry's - Manitowoc

  • Legend Larry's

History Happy Hour will be held at Legend Larry's (921 S 10th Street, Manitowoc) on May 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Guests during History Happy Hour will receive information about the tavern and a historical overview will be held at 6 pm.  A raffle to support the Meeme House Inn Project will also take place.

The Series will also visit Manitowoc Street Pub (444 Manitowoc Street, Reedsville) on September 20, and Waverly Inn (1402 16th Street, Two Rivers) on October 18.

History Happy Hour is a 21+ event with donations going toward the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s Meeme House Inn restoration project.  There is no formal admission charge but donations are appreciated for the Meeme House Inn Restoration project. The Meeme House Inn (circa 1855) is currently being restored by the Manitowoc County Historical Society to its glory in 1915, under the ownership of Joe Schwartz. The historic structure will serve as in interactive living history museum, where visitors of all ages can be transported back in time and discover the Meeme House Inn, its livery, and poll house, in operation.

MCHS Member Picnic
May
11
5:00 pm17:00

MCHS Member Picnic

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Gather with other MCHS members for an evening planned especially for you on Thursday, May 11! Enjoy a delicious picnic meal in the Two Creeks Town Hall at MCHS. Bring the family and come join us for this fun evening! Picnic Meal from 5:00-6:30 p.m of hot sandwiches, potato salad, and chips. Free will donations accepted - proceeds to support MCHS Vetting Fund. Call MCHS to reserve your seat by May 4 to (920) 684-4445.

Library Card Free Day
May
6
9:00 am09:00

Library Card Free Day

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

May 6 is the Manitowoc Public Library free day at the Historical Society Museum campus. Visitors can show their MCLS library card to tour the campus at no cost. A storytime will be presented at 1 p.m. in Shadyside School.

Summer Hours Begin
May
2
9:00 am09:00

Summer Hours Begin

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Summer Hours (May 1 through October 24):

The McAllister House Welcome Center and Pinecrest Historical Village are open May 1 through October 24, Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.  Closed Monday.

Admission is required to view the exhibits at the museum and to attend special events. Admission must be paid at the Welcome Center.

Summer and program admission rates include:
$10 Adults (age 18 and older)
$7 Children (age 5 to 17)
Under age 5 is free

 

Eat Wings - Raise Funds at Buffalo Wild Wings
Apr
27
11:00 am11:00

Eat Wings - Raise Funds at Buffalo Wild Wings

With Buffalo Wild Wings: Eat Wings, Raise Funds. program, when you dine, they donate a percentage back to further the youth education programs at MCHS.

Since its inception, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants have donated more than $1 million to local organizations that assist youth and families in need, military families and disaster relief efforts.

Download and print the ticket flyer below to ensue your purchase benefits the Manitowoc County Historical Society. Participating locations include: Appleton, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, and Manitowoc. 

 

Manitowoc Location Ticket Flyer

Appleton Location Ticket Flyer

Ashwaubenon Ticket Flyer

Bellevue Ticket Flyer

 

 

 

Homegrown Heritage Breakfast
Apr
22
8:00 am08:00

Homegrown Heritage Breakfast

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Visitors will discover the variety of quality foods produced in Manitowoc County and celebrate our strong agricultural heritage.  Funds raised at the event will help the Manitowoc County Historical Society in their efforts to preserve and promote local history. 

The breakfast will be prepared by Late’s BBQ and will feature a wide variety of food from local producers.  The breakfast will feature items from local food producers including: Humpty Dumpty Eggs, Natural Ovens Bakery breads, Newton Meats, Willow Creek Mill pancake mix, Pine River Dairy butter, jams by Creative Cannery LLC, and coffee, milk and juice provided by Kwik Trip

It is with the support of our community that we are able to preserve and promote the rich history of Manitowoc County.  The mission of the Homegrown Heritage Breakfast is to provide our neighbors and community with quality food and celebrate the dedication of area farmers.

Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, Under age 5 is free.

History Happy Hour: Gills' Bar and Grill
Apr
19
5:30 pm17:30

History Happy Hour: Gills' Bar and Grill

  • Gill's Bar and Grill

The Manitowoc County Historical Society is holding the launch of its 2017 History Happy Hour, a series that will showcase local tavern history and the role taverns played in the development Wisconsin, on Wednesday, April 19 at Gill’s Bar and Grill, 231 E Menasha Ave, Whitelaw.

History Happy Hour will be held Gill’s Bar and Grill, Whitelaw, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Guests during History Happy Hour will receive information about the tavern and a historical overview will be held at 6 pm.  A raffle to support the Meeme House Inn Project will also take place.

The Series will also visit Legend Larry's (921 S 10th Street, Manitowoc) on May 17, Manitowoc Street Pub (444 Manitowoc Street, Reedsville) on September 20, and Waverly Inn (1402 16th Street, Two Rivers) on October 18.

History Happy Hour is a 21+ event with donations going toward the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s Meeme House Inn restoration project.  There is no formal admission charge but donations are appreciated for the Meeme House Inn Restoration project. The Meeme House Inn (circa 1855) is currently being restored by the Manitowoc County Historical Society to its glory in 1915, under the ownership of Joe Schwartz. The historic structure will serve as in interactive living history museum, where visitors of all ages can be transported back in time and discover the Meeme House Inn, its livery, and poll house, in operation.

Spring Clean-up Day
Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Spring Clean-up Day

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Folks, there is no finer therapy, drug, cream, or tonic more beneficial to the human body than Powerful Potent Pinecrest Elbow Grease! Our amazing volunteers enjoy the newest health craze by joining us for our annual spring cleaning at Pinecrest Historical Village!

Clean up takes place from 9 am to 2 pm on Friday and 9 am to Noon on Saturday. Cleaning supplies are available but if you are able, please bring your own as well. Lunch is provided.

Spring Clean-up Day
Apr
14
9:00 am09:00

Spring Clean-up Day

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society

Folks, there is no finer therapy, drug, cream, or tonic more beneficial to the human body than Powerful Potent Pinecrest Elbow Grease! Our amazing volunteers enjoy the newest health craze by joining us for our annual spring cleaning at Pinecrest Historical Village!

Clean up takes place from 9 am to 2 pm on Friday and 9 am to Noon on Saturday. Cleaning supplies are available but if you are able, please bring your own as well. Lunch is provided.