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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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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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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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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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Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: June 30, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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