Old World Wisconsin: One Year Later
Saturday, June 11, 2011 10 am–5 pm (game time 1:30 pm)
On June 21, 2010, a tornado hit Old World Wisconsin, forcing closure for more than a month. Join us as we celebrate the museum's recovery one year later, see the progress we've made, and experience the special activities we've planned. We'll kick it off at 11 am with a welcome and recognition, including local and state leaders, followed by cake for all and a Palmyra-Eagle Community Band concert.
From 11 am to 1 pm meet Wisconsin Historical Press author, Marcia Carmichael, at a book signing in the museum store for her new book, Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers (no admission fee for store-only visit). View or download a flier about garden events at Old World Wisconsin this season (PDF 407 KB).
Next, get set for an afternoon of vintage base ball (yes, it was originally two words!) as Old World Wisconsin's team, the Eagle Diamonds, faces off against the Milwaukee Cream Citys at 1:30 pm. Learn more about the 1860s rules and the history of the Diamonds. Admission to the museum gets you into the game for free.
Enjoy base ball carload pricing: just $43 gets your entire carload admission (up to nine people). Residents of Eagle and Palmyra receive free admission today with valid ID. Regular museum admission rates are: adults $16; children (5-17) $9 (children under 5 are free); students and senior citizens (65 and over) $14; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $43. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.
Venue: Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
Phone: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.