: 10 am–5 pm weekends only
Contact Info E-mail: oww@
: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.
Celebrate Wisconsin Folklife
Sing, dance, craft and eat your way through the ethnic folk traditions that make Wisconsin unique. Different traditions featured each weekend during this monthlong celebration: Polish June 1–2; British Isles June 8–9; German June 15–16; Scandinavian June 22–23; and Melting Pot of Cultures June 29–30 (on Saturday meet Wisconsin Public Radio's "Simply Folk" host Stephanie Elkins and on Sunday join our barn dances, held throughout the day). Our thanks to Wisconsin Public Radio, WHAD 90.7 FM
, for its generous media sponsorship of this event and to our supporting sponsor, the Old World Foundation
- View or download a detailed listing of activities planned for each weekend in June plus bonus weekday activities (PDF 551 KB).
- On Saturday, June 1, Susan Mikoś, author of 'Poles in Wisconsin,' will be on hand in the museum store to sign copies of the book.
- On Sunday, June 16, Marnie Mamminga, author of 'Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts,' will be on hand from 10 am to noon during the museum's Father's Day Dairy Breakfast to sign copies of the book and will give a special talk open to all museum guests at 1 pm.
- On Sunday, June 30, John Kugler, author of 'Creating Old World Wisconsin: The Struggle to Build an Outdoor History Museum of Ethnic Architecture,' will present a 30-minute talk called "Present at the Creation: The Old World Wisconsin Story" at 2 pm in the museum store's Ramsey Barn Theater. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session and will be open to the public at no charge.
: 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.
: 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.
: Old World Wisconsin
: W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
: Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Trams are equipped to transport visitors using wheelchairs during regular museum operating hours. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6301.
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