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

 August 4, 2019


Sunday, August 4

  • 'Country Fair' at the Village, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Displays on various 4-H accomplishments, garden and home improvements
  • Games of chance with prizes for young and old
  • Lots of furry and feathered animals for petting and viewing
  • Vintage tractor display, classic military and American vehicles
  • Live Music, good food and many vendors showing/selling their homemade wares
  • Encampment by the 1851 Gitter-McLaughlin log cabin
  • Self-guided tours of all buildings and railroad stock
  • Large rummage sale along Montgomery Street (no early sales)
  • Bake sale in the Octagon House starting at 10 a.m.
  • Non-denominational 1 p.m. service in the 'Little White Chapel'
  • Cash Sweepstakes  - 1st Prize $300 • 2nd $150 • 3rd $75 • 4th $25 - winners announced in the Depot at 3 p.m. along with many other items to be won

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  • Self-guided 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. Interiors are filled with pictures, artifacts, local history publications and more -- including Thomas Edison phonograph cabinets and Simmons juvenile furniture.
  • Railroad equipment includes a 1941 Laona locomotive, a 1928 Soo Line boxcar built to transport Ford automobiles, a 1968 C&NW steel caboose and an 1888 wood Soo Line caboose bringing up the rear. An electrical shack, repair trolley and signal lights complete the railroad stock on the tracks adjacent to the depot. The train depot displays an impressive collection of railroad memorabilia from two lines that served New London, plus surrounding Wisconsin communities and railroads.
  • Walk through the encampment to see Wisconsin life a century ago.  Your 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 in the 'wilderness'. 
  • Relax at the picnic tables scattered throughout the large, shady village grounds. Enjoy food, music, shopping, games and great ambiance provided by Society members and their friends. Then annual fundraiser helps pay for ongoing building maintenance.
  • The village grounds and buildings are handicap accessible

Location / Admission

The village is located at 900 Montgomery Street on the southeast side of New London, adjacent to Memorial Park and New London Skate Park. The depot has public restrooms and there are more restrooms and a playground next door in Memorial Park. This is a rain or shine event. There is no entrance fee to Heritage Day and Rail Fest though donations are always welcome and the vendors have their own costs. 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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Event presented by:
The New London Heritage Historical Society

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