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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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Octagon House Ice Cream Social

Octagon House Ice Cream Social

Date: August 6, 2017
Timing: 10am - 4pm

Location: 919 Charles St, Watertown, WI 53094

Enjoy the First Brigade Band concert as you enjoy a relaxing afternoon with ice cream and other goodies while touring the Historic Octagon House and beautiful grounds where you can see the first U.S. Kindergarten building.

 

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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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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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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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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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Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Date: September 9, 2017
Timing: 9am-4pm

Location: 919 Charles St, Watertown WI

The picturesque grounds of the historic Octagon House will be the setting for an outdoor antique and art show accompanied by a silent auction of quality antique items.  Concessions available at the event.

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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 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017
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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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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Walking Tours of Historic Fort Atkinson

Walking Tours of Historic Fort Atkinson

Date: June 24, 2017
Timing: 8am - 10am

Location: East Milwaukee Avenue Fort Atkinson 53538

Join the Hoard Historical Museum as they host historic walking tours of downtown Fort Atkinson in conjunction with the downtown Saturday Farmer’s Markets.

This walking tour will highlight the structures and people who helped build Fort Atkinson. Walking tours will explore Read More

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Lorine Niedecker

Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

Date: September 29, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017
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Location: 209 Merchants Ave, 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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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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1901WaterTowerJuly4thTour

Tour the 1901 Water Tower and Take a Ride Through Time

Date: July 4, 2017
Timing: 12-3pm

Location: S. High St., Fort Atkinson, WI

Take a Ride Through Time! Tour the 1901 Historic Water Tower, take a picture with a Vintage Ford Model T and then hop in for a short ride past some of Fort Atkinson’s Historic Homes.

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