Lend a hand to help create flavorful jams and jellies as they were made more than 150 years ago. The event represents a throwback to the stagecoach inn's own history. Mid-August is exactly the time of year that the Wade House household staff would have been busy preserving fruits that were ripening. The inn's historic cook will be making jams and jellies from raspberries picked on the Wade House grounds. She'll be using a 19th-century recipe and sealing the jars with brandy-soaked paper rounds and five layers of tissue paper. When the tissue paper is given an egg wash, it dries tighter than a drum.
Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Hwy 23
Greenbush, WI 53026
Wade House, an 1860s stagecoach inn built to serve traffic along the plank road that connected Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, tells the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family during the Civil War years. In addition to the inn, the historic site includes the recently reconstructed Herrling sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation. Wade House is also home to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which houses the state's largest collection of antique carriages and working wagons.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.