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Lorine Niedecker

Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

Date: September 29, 2017 to September 30, 2017
Time: 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 October 7, 2017
Time: 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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Rock River Trail Celebration in Fort Atkinson

Rock River Trail Celebration in Fort Atkinson

Date: June 3, 2017 to June 4, 2017
Time: 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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A World Gone Mad: World War II

A World Gone Mad: World War II

Date: February 12, 2018
Time: 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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Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

Date: May 26, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Time: 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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1901WaterTowerJuly4thTour

Tour the 1901 Water Tower and Take a Ride Through Time

Date: July 4, 2017
Time: 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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Historical Bicycle Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 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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Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 9am-4pm

Location: 919 Charles St, Watertown WI

Outdoor Antique and Art Show with presentations on vintage Christmas collections at 11am and 1pm. Shop from the many antique and art dealers, and enjoy a silent auction and a fixed-price sale table of duplicate items from the historical society’s collection.  Food Read More

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Mary Hoard Art Show

56th Annual Mary Hoard Art Show

Date: April 1, 2016 to May 7, 2016
Time: 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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Black Hawk Artists Show & Sale

Date: November 1, 2015 to November 21, 2015
Time: 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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Hello Building! How Old Are You?

Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 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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Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 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
Time: 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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Outbreak! The 1918 Influenza Pandemic - Saturday Morning Scholars

Outbreak! The 1918 Influenza Pandemic – Saturday Morning Scholars

Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 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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