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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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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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Dairy Day

Annual Dairy Day at the “Moo”-seum

Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 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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Dairy Day at the MOOseum

Dairy Day at the MOOseum

Date: June 2, 2018
Time: 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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Hoard Historical Museum Holiday Open House

Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 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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Civil War Day and Governor Hoard Celebration

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 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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Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: August 11, 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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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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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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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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Octagon House Ice Cream Social and 1st Brigade Band Performance

Octagon House Ice Cream Social and 1st Brigade Band Performance

Date: August 5, 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: 919 Charles St, Watertown, WI 53094

Enjoy ice cream and homemade cake while listening to the 1st Brigade Band on the grounds of the Octagon House Museum.  The band MAKES HISTORY LIVE by presenting period brass band music, performed on antique instruments. Attired in uniforms and gowns, the Band’s musicians, Read More

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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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57th Annual Mary Hoard Art Show

Date: April 22, 2018 to May 5, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI

Part Two of the Mary Hoard Art Show runs from the Art Show Opening on Sunday, April 22 through Saturday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Part Two of this show features artwork by high school students that attend 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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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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