Mid-Lakes Thresheree
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Mid-Lakes Thresheree

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2017 Feature: Massey Family Collectors of Wisconsin

For more information about Massey, please contact Mike Popp at (608) 772-1598 or mikep515@hotmail.com.

For more information about Massey, please contact Mike Popp at (608) 772-1598 or mikep515@hotmail.com.

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. 

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

History Happy Hour: 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.

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Smithsonian Museum Day Live: Free Day
Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

Smithsonian Museum Day Live: Free Day

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The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!? 
Let us know @MuseumDay  #BoundlessCuriosity  #MuseumDayLive

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Drop Spindle Spinning
Sep
28
10:00am10:00am

Drop Spindle Spinning

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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.

 
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All Hallow's Eve
Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

All Hallow's Eve

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.

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

History Happy Hour: 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.

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Pinecrest Christmas
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Pinecrest Christmas

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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.

Ansay and Associates, Bitter Neumann, and Manitowoc Landscape LLC 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.

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Civil War Days
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Civil War Days

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Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 - from 10 am to 4 pm

Although it was been over 150 years since our country has fought in the Civil War, the diaries, stories, and lessons still remain. Pinecrest Village is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history. Join reenactors as they stage a battle complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of local people who made a difference in history. The family-friendly event features food, fun and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era reproduction products.

Featured Activities:

  • 2 pm battle reeactment (both Saturday and Sunday)

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, and under age 5 is free. MCHS members receive free admission.

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Homebrewing Workshop
Aug
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Homebrewing Workshop

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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 *
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I certify that I am over the age of 21. *

 

 

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

Family Night: Pioneer Boot Camp

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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. 

 
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Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Buffalo Bill Wild West Show

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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. 

Expect to see feats of horsemanship, sideshows, and a “mermaid tank” featuring local participants.

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. 

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Advanced Blacksmithing
Aug
3
10:00am10:00am

Advanced Blacksmithing

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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.

 
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Pinecrest Plates
Jul
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

Pinecrest Plates

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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.

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.

Enjoy samples generously created by:
Ahnappee Brewery
Badger State Brewing Company
CNC Links
Cold Country Vines and Wines
Courthouse Pub
French Creek Bakery
Heirloom Kitchen
Henning Cheese
Manty Malters

Auction items generously donated by:
Al Corso
Badger State Brewing
Captain's Walk Winery
Culver's
Gill's Bar and Grill
Heirloom Kitchen
Seroogy's Chocolates
The Green Bay Packers
Wisconsin Maritime Museum

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. 

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Storybook Village
Jul
26
10:00am10:00am

Storybook Village

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Our guest reader is Investors Community Bank's Laura Coggins.

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

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Beginning Blacksmithing
Jul
22
10:00am10:00am

Beginning Blacksmithing

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 *
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Are you an MCHS Member?
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Curiosity Fair & Family Night: Civil "Color" War
Jul
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Curiosity Fair & Family Night: Civil "Color" War

Kids and adults are invited to play, create and investigate the mysteries of the world around them at the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s Curiosity Fair on Thursday, July 20 from 3 to 7 pm. The program will take place at the museum, located at 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc.

Visitors will discover what living things are in your own backyard with Woodland Dunes, travel the museum grounds on a miniature train ride, and find out how milk goes from udder to glass with “Addie, the milking cow.” Operation Lifesaver: Wisconsin will be on site to share history and facts about trains. Kids can also meet birds of prey with Wildlife of Wisconsin, take in a magic show with Magician Kurt Kane at 3:30, and test drive lego robots with Lakeshore FIRST Robotics. Specific timing of programs and activities can be found below.

The Curiosity Fair will also take place during the Society’s monthly Family Night.  The family night activity will take place from 5 to 7 pm and 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. Participants will “enlist”, train for the battle reenactment, and take part in a color dye battle scenario. Participants should wear white shirts and will finish the evening plastered in color.

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

 
 

 

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children (5-17), and free for children under the age of 5. MCHS members receive free admission.

Schedule of Activities:

Running Continuously from 3 to 7 pm: 

  • Addie, the Milking Cow
  • Cheese making demonstrations
  • Operation Lifesaver: Wisconsin
  • Lakeshore FIRST Robotics lego robot demonstrations
  • Woodland Dunes demonstrations
  • Wildlife of Wisconsin birds of prey
  • Blacksmithing and historic trades
  • "Barn Quilt" art project
  • Morse code activities

Visitors can also take part in the following time specific activities:

  • Magician Kurt Kane, magic show at 3:30 pm
  • Grandkids Express Train Rides, 3 to 5 pm
  • 5 - 6 pm: Enlist in the Manitowoc Guards
  • 6 pm: Train for a "Color" War* battle, Rules overview
  • 6:15 pm: War! *Wear a white shirt and finish the war plastered in color! 
 
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Storybook Village
Jul
19
10:00am10:00am

Storybook Village

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Our guest reader is from the Two Rivers Lester Public Library.

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

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Ingalls Tea
Jul
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Ingalls Tea

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.

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Storybook Village
Jul
12
10:00am10:00am

Storybook Village

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Our guest reader is Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels.

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

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Storybook Village
Jul
5
10:00am10:00am

Storybook Village

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Our guest reader is from the Manitowoc Public Library.

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

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Storybook Village
Jun
28
10:00am10:00am

Storybook Village

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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

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

Summer Camp: Ride the Rails

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.

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

Summer Camp: Stock the Shelves

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.

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

Summer Camp: Farm Hands

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.

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Storybook Village
Jun
21
10:00am10:00am

Storybook Village

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Our guest readers are MCHS volunteers, Frank and Peggy Burke.

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

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

Summer Camp: Little Village on the Prairie

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.

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High Wheel
Jun
17
9:30am 9:30am

High Wheel

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.

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

Family Night: Bucket Brigade

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. 

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

Beginning Blacksmithing - SOLD OUT!

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.

 
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Discovery Village "General Store" Ribbon Cutting
Jun
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Discovery Village "General Store" Ribbon Cutting

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Join the Chamber of Manitowoc County and the Manitowoc County Historical Society as we celebrate the newest addition to the museum's Children's Discovery Village - the General Store.

The Children's Discovery Village at the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a place that connects our past to our future. Young visitors can play, imagine, and discover the world around them through interactive activities and learning tools. The addition of a miniature General Store provides a space to dress up as a pioneer storekeeper, sort the mail, organize fruits and vegetables, fulfill grocery orders and more. The store was created in partnership with Leadership Manitowoc County, Manitowoc County Historical Society volunteers, Melissa and Doug Co., Lowe's - Manitowoc, and Lakeshore Forest Products. 

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