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Old World Wisconsin Springs into the Past

Reporter Laura Langemo of Milwaukee's Fox 6 News learns about some of the plowing-and-planting activities that Old World Wisconsin will be doing during its Spring Into the Past event on weekends in May

Spring is finally here, and on weekends throughout the month of May Old World Wisconsin will celebrate the season's arrival with a variety of family friendly activities reminiscent of farm life in 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin during Spring Into the Past. Each weekend will emphasize a different theme: plowing and planting gardens and fields on May 11-12; spring cleaning, 19th-century style, on May 18-19; and enjoying the tastes of spring in the farmsteads' kitchens on May 25-26.

Special Mother's Day Observance

On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, a Mother's Day Brunch will give families a great way to treat mom to a good meal, after which she can tour the museum for free. The day also includes talks by two special guests, 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.

:: Posted May 9, 2013

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