May 4, 2013 6–9 am
Look and listen for song birds, sandhill cranes, wild turkeys and many others while learning from experienced naturalists. Then enjoy a continental breakfast.
Event sponsored by the Old World Foundation
May 4, 2013 - May 26, 2013 10 am–5 pm weekends only
Springtime is a flurry of activity on our 19th- and early 20th-century farmyards and homesteads, with lots of different seasonal chores for you to try. Enjoy a different theme each weekend. These include:
May 5, 2013 Registration begins at 8:30 am. Run/walk begins at 9:45 am. Children's 1K race begins at 10:45 am.
Go at your own pace through the Crossroads Village, rolling hills and farmyards. Participants receive a T-shirt, museum admission voucher and a healthy snack. Prizes awarded to top finishers in each age division, and all 1K youth runners.
New: Event sponsored by the Old World Foundation
May 12, 2013 Openings remain available only for the 2 pm seating (museum open from 10 am–5 pm)
Make mom's gift a morning spent together: relax over our tasty brunch buffet, then stroll through our heirloom gardens and farmsteads. All moms receive free museum admission today. Two special guests at the museum this day include Marcia Carmichael, Old World Wisconsin's historical gardener and award-winning author of 'Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers,' and Lee Somerville, author of 'Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening.' The two Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors will sign copies of their books at brunch from 10 am to noon. They also will give a talk available to all museum guests beginning at 1 pm, and they will be available to sign copies of their books at the museum store until 2 pm; Marcia Carmichael will be available until 3 pm.