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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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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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A World Gone Mad: World War II

A World Gone Mad: World War II

Date: February 12, 2018
Timing: 6:00 p.m.

Location: 100 S. Water St., Watertown, WI 53094

Historian Jim Gibbons will be at the Watertown Public Library to take the audience through one of the most catastrophic wars in our nation’s history, World War II. This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; Read More

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The Moving Wall Exhibition

The Moving Wall Exhibition

Date: June 21, 2018 to Jun 25, 2018
Timing: June 21st, 12pm through June 25th

Location: 1741 River Dr, Watertown Wi

Visit the half-scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.  The wall will be available for viewing around the clock from setup to takedown.

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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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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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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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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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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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Pruning 101 – Garden Education at Hoard Historical Museum

Date: March 3, 2018
Timing: 2:00pm- 3:30pm

Location: 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Garden Educations at the Hoard Historical Museum are presented by Jefferson County Master Gardener Volunteers.  These programs are designed for gardeners of varying levels of experience.

Pruning 101 will include best time to prune, how to prune, best practices, and advice on Read More

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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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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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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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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.

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Jefferson WI 53549
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