Old World Wisconsin's 'Let's Move!' Olympics-Inspired Fun Meetup Day
Saturday, July 28, 2012 10 am–5 pm
To mark the start of the Summer Games, will be the launch of the first-ever "Let's Move!" Olympics-Inspired Fun Day Meetup, occurring in cities and towns across America, and Old World Wisconsin will be a part of it. "Let's Move!," helping kids to lead healthier lives, and the Olympics-inspired Fun Meetup Day are spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama. Old World Wisconsin, a 'Let's Move!' museum, will offer family friendly, old-fashioned contests throughout the site.
Activities Take Place From 3–4:30 pm and Will Include:
Why Wisconsin's Original Settlers Didn't Need Olympic Games to Keep Active
- Eagle Diamonds vs. Lemont Quarrymen vintage base ball at 1:30 pm — Immediately following the game, guests are invited onto the field with the team to try batting and running the bases using the same types of equipment they used in the 1860s. This lasts until all those interested take a turn.
- Tug o' War — Guests are welcome to bring their own team, or dig in with teams created on the spot.
- Sticks and Hoops Relay Races — Just a little coordination and a lot of enthusiasm needed.
- Graces Contest — Which guest will set a site record for the number of times the hoop is caught using the sticks?
- Bucket Brigade — Laundry tubs were never used like this in the 1800s.
While Old World Wisconsin wholeheartedly supports the "Let's Move!" initiative, the museum also demonstrates the ways farmers in the late 1800s/early 1900s stayed fit and healthy through growing their own food, daily chores and plenty of physical labor. Guests to Old World Wisconsin are welcome to join in the new "Life on the Farm" experience — and try the seasonal chores and activities of a typical farm family of the late 1800s. 'Life on the Farm'
is an ongoing experience, available throughout the operating season.
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.