Old World Wisconsin Springs into the Past
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