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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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Historic 1901 Water Tower Tours

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, Fort Atkinson, WI

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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Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: July 14, 2018
Timing: 8 - 11 a.m.

Location: Fort Atkinson Farmers Market Fort Atkinson, WI

See where the history of Fort Atkinson happened! Join the Hoard Historical Museum’s Director, Merrilee Lee, on a walking tour of downtown Fort Atkinson. Tours will meet on the hour at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. at the Fort Atkinson Farmer’s Read More

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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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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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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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Outbreak! The 1918 Influenza Pandemic - Saturday Morning Scholars

Outbreak! The 1918 Influenza Pandemic – Saturday Morning Scholars

Date: May 12, 2018
Timing: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Come to the Hoard Museum on Saturday, May 12 and discover how the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic altered the lives of millions around the world, including families in Jefferson County. Bonnie Geyer, Fort Atkinson Historical Society Vice President and local amateur historian, will present on the devastation that the influenza had 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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Watertown Military Show

Watertown Military Show

Date: June 23, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
Timing: Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-3pm

Location: 1741 River Dr, Watertown Wi

Display of historic military vehicles and airplanes.  Fundraiser includes war reenactments, static vehicle display, vendor booths and memorabilia, a USO-style swing dance band, and a pancake breakfast.

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A Holiday Play-performed at the Octagon House Museum

A Holiday Play-performed at the Octagon House Museum

Date: November 24, 2018 to Nov 25, 2018
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 play.  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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Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Date: September 8, 2018
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.  Listen to presentations on several topics, and enjoy discounted tours of the Read More

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Dairy Day at the MOOseum

Dairy Day at the MOOseum

Date: June 2, 2018
Timing: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: 401 Whitewater Avenue Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

The Hoard Historical Museum and the National Dairy Shrine Museum will host the 4th Annual Dairy Day at the MOOseum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

Inga from PBS Around the Farm Table will be here to talk about dairy 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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Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Fort Atkinson

Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Fort Atkinson

Date: September 9, 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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WHO WE ARE:

The Jefferson County Tourism Council (JCTC) is a grass roots organization made up of area Chambers of Commerce and Businesses all interested in promoting tourism throughout the County.

WHERE WE ARE:

PO Box 243
Jefferson WI 53549
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