Heritage Historical Village, 900 Montgomery Street, New London, Wisconsin  54961
 



 
 August 6, 2017

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT THE VILLAGE

Sunday, August 6

  • "Lost Arts" and 40th anniversary display throughout the grounds.
  • Enjoy woodcarving, spinning and more hands-on activities
  • Village open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Music, vendors, refreshments and Buckskinners' encampment on the grounds
  • Rummage Sale with collectibles and other items, adjacent to Montgomery Street
  • Bake sale in the Octagon House starting at 10 a.m.
  • Non-denominational church service in the Little White Chapel at 1:00 pm.
  • Sweepstakes Drawing winners announced in the Depot at 3 p.m.
    1st Prize $300 •
    2nd Prize $150 • 3rd Prize $75 • 4th Prize $25 • Plus many other misc. items included

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  • Self-tours of the six historical buildings -- an octagon-shaped house, a one-room school house with wood shed, a little white chapel, a log cabin near the woods, a 1923 Chicago & Northwestern train depot and an Edison/Simmons garage and.  Interiors are filled with pictures, artifacts, local history publications and more -- including Thomas Edison manufacturing products and Simmons furniture
  • Railroad equipment includes a locomotive, Soo Line wooden caboose built in 1888, a C&NW steel caboose built in 1968 and Soo Line boxcar built in 1928.  The train depot displays an impressive collection of railroad memorabilia
  • Walk through a pre-1840s buckskinners' encampment to see firsthand the way pioneers and fur trappers survived in the wilderness. You might see some blacksmithing, crafting or outdoor cooking plus life in general around the 'tented homes'.  Encampment members are happy to answer questions about life prior to the 1840s.  Check out their trading items offered to and from Native Americans including leather goods, beaded jewelry and more.  A log cabin near the woods acts as a trading post
  • Relax at the picnic tables throughout the large, shady village grounds. Enjoy food and refreshments made by society members.  This is the society's annual fundraiser with proceeds going to building maintenance
  • The village grounds and buildings are handicap accessible

Location / Admission

Find the village at 900 Montgomery Street on the southeast side of New London, adjacent to Memorial Park and New London Skate Park.  Restrooms and a playground are located in Memorial Park. The depot also has public restrooms.  This is a rain or shine event. There is no entrance fee to Heritage Day and Rail Fest; however, there are costs associated with vendors.  Please enter through the railroad depot to sign our guest book and check out our raffle items. Bring the entire family!

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Lumberjack Show

Event presented by:
The New London Heritage Historical Society

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