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Historic 1901 Water Tower Tours

Date: July 1, 2017 to Oct 07, 2017
Timing: 10am - Noon

Location: corner of South High Street and South 4th Street

1901 Water Tower Open Houses are held the first Saturday of the month (Weather Permitting). Other tours are by appointment. Please contact Tammy Doellstedt at 568-8069, or Doellstedt@sbcglobal.net to reserve your spot. Find more info at www.fortpreserves.org

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Historical Bicycle Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: October 21, 2017
Timing: 9am

Location: East Milwaukee Avenue Fort Atkinson 53538

This one-hour gentle bike ride will feature a variety of historic locations in Fort Atkinson and will be led by Merrilee Lee, Hoard Museum Director.  Bikers should meet at the Fort Farmer’s Market sidewalk at the intersection of Milwaukee and Read More

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Anne Price – Main Street Photos

Date: September 19, 2015 to Oct 08, 2015
Timing: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Come to Hoard Historical Museum to see Anne Price’s Main Street Photos display.  Ongoing from September 19 through October 8, 9:30am to 4:30pm.  Closed Sundays and Mondays.

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Lorine Niedecker

Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

Date: September 29, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017
Timing: 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI

Calling all poets, poetry lovers, writers, teachers, and wordsmiths!

The Annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival offers a weekend full of workshops, speakers, open poetry readings, round tables, landmark tours, and the infamous writers cafe. The festival is in honor of Read More

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Civil War Day and Governor Hoard Celebration

Date: October 14, 2017
Timing: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Spend the day discovering what life was like for Wisconsinites during the Civil War. Meet with reenactors, listen and participate in pannel discussions, and check out or new exhibit about W.D. Hoard.

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Mary Hoard Art Show

56th Annual Mary Hoard Art Show

Date: April 1, 2016 to May 07, 2016
Timing: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI

Part One of the Mary Hoard Art Show runs April 1 through Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hoard Historical Museum.  Part One of this show features artwork by students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight that attend Read More

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A Christmas Adventure-performed at the Octagon House Museum

A Christmas Adventure-performed at the Octagon House Museum

Date: November 25, 2017 to Nov 26, 2017
Timing: 11am-3pm with new performances running every 30 minutes

Location: 919 Charles St, Watertown, WI 53094

The Watertown Players and the Watertown Historical Society Present “A Christmas Adventure.”  Each scene of the show takes place in the four main rooms on the first level of the Octagon House Museum. The actors will lead the audience through Read More

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Hoard Historical Museum Holiday Open House

Date: December 9, 2017
Timing: 1pm-4pm

Location: 401 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Join the festive fun during the Hoard Historical Museum’s Annual Holiday Open House.  This event is free and open to the public.

Interactive activities include children’s holiday crafts and the opportunity to build your own gingerbread house out of graham crackers Read More

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Hello Building! How Old Are You?

Date: June 15, 2017
Timing: 3:30 pm

Location: 431 W. Center St., Whitewater, WI 53190

Focusing on the 1856 Smith Allen House & the 1860 JJ Starin House in WHitewater, this program from the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library includes a short walking tour to investigate their design features, building materials, and scale. This prepares Read More

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Calling All Families at Hoard Historical Museum

Date: October 17, 2015
Timing: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Calling All Families programs are designed for children of all ages and multi-generational families. Youth in grades four and higher are welcome to attend independently of adults. Parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are all welcome.  Programs focus on the museum’s Read More

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Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

Date: May 26, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Timing: Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm

Location: Rock River Park, 1300 Lillian St, Fort Atkinson, WI

Take a step back in time with the early pioneers of the 1800s, as people reenact this historical time period.  Stroll through the park and view demonstrations and exhibits of how tasks were accomplished.  Demonstrations include black powder shooting and Read More

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Black Hawk Artists Show & Sale

Date: November 1, 2015 to Nov 21, 2015
Timing: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The 43rd Black Hawk Artists Show and Sale at the Hoard Historical Museum runs Sunday, November 1, 2015 through Saturday, November 21, 2015.  (Opening Reception on Sunday, November 1, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

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Dairy Day

Annual Dairy Day at the “Moo”-seum

Date: June 3, 2017
Timing: 11am - 2pm

Location: 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI

A Celebration of all things Dairy! The Hoard Historical Museum and the National Dairy Shrine Museum host the Annual “Dairy Day at the Moo-seum” from 11-2pm on Saturday, June 3. Learn about the dairy industry, both past and present, from the Read More

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Rock River Trail Celebration in Fort Atkinson

Rock River Trail Celebration in Fort Atkinson

Date: June 3, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
Timing: Saturday, 8am-10pm, Sunday, 8am-12pm

Location: Downtown Fort Atkinson

Celebrate the Rock River Trail on June 3 and 4 in Fort Atkinson! Join us for a Saturday paddle down the Rock River to celebrate the trail opening and to bring awareness to the recreational water opportunities in Wisconsin. Enjoy Read More

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Jefferson WI 53549
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