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Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121

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Event Calendar

Entries listed on this page are for Old World Foundation engagement opportunities and do not include Old World Wisconsin events. Please visit the OWW website for detailed information on their 2022 programming.

See our 2022 brochure for detailed information on engagement opportunities available for our Friends who support at various levels.

Virtual Town Hall

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 16th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

We will host a Virtual Town Hall with OWW Director, Dan Freas. Dan will share plans for the 2022 season. Participants will be in "listen only" mode, similar to a webinar, but will be able to type in questions to have them answered live. This is FREE for our Friends, but you must register in advance.

REGISTER for the Virtual Town Hall.

Annual Adult Tea

Date/Time: Sunday, April 10th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (doors will open at 1:45 p.m.)
Where: Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt!

Guests will enjoy tea, sweets and savories, but you must bring your own teacup! Jessica Michna will present "Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady of the World". Eleanor Roosevelt shares with the audience her tragedies and triumphs. Born into the opulent wealth of America's 'Golden Age', she would grow from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman. Impacted by personal tragedy, she would emerge as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman. She is best summed up by President Harry S. Truman, who dubbed her "The First Lady of the World".

We will also have a cash raffle for the beautiful floral centerpieces. Tickets will be 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.

Seats will be limited to allow for adequate spacing, so make your reservations today - $30 for the general public/discounts for Friends partners at various levels.

Party Like It's 1933!

During the month of May, we're offering the one-hour video created in December 2020 that celebrated the anniversary of the end of Prohibition.

All you hep cats are invited to grab your hooch and join us for a virtual event that will blow your wig!

This fun video takes a look at the fashion, games, food, music, and toys that were popular in the mid-1930s. Take a trip back in time with us. See our YouTube video to learn more about this fun and informative virtual event!

General Public: $15 for access to the link for the entire month of May; discounts for Friends partners. Please call our office at 262-594-2922 to receive your link today or register online.

Friends Appreciation Day

Date/Time: Sunday, June 26th from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Old World Wisconsin

Join us for donuts, coffee, and tea at 9:15 a.m. Enjoy a performance and presentation by Sid Boersma. Sid will play music on his Hardander Fiddle and discuss how Norwegians in Wisconsin shaped our music. After the program, explore Old World Wisconsin on your own. FREE for all current Friends partners, but you MUST make a reservation because space is limited.

Sunset Soiree

Date/Time: Saturday, August 20th | 4:00 - 7:45pm (August 21 rain date in case of severe weather.)

Those who donate to fund the interior restoration and/or furnishings for the historic Wittnebel's Tavern at $250 or more will be invited to an exclusive evening celebration at Old World Wisconsin on August 20.

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Sunset Soiree...an enchanted evening celebrating tavern preservation with kindred spirits at Old World Wisconsin!

Planned Giving Webinar

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Are you thinking about making a legacy gift, but don't know where to start? Join us for this FREE webinar (via Zoom) to learn more about estate planning. Certainly, estate planning is not a "one size fits all" endeavor – the components and content of your estate plan should be tailored to your unique situation and priorities. In general, however, a good estate plan should address two broad areas – planning for your lifetime and planning for after your death.

We will offer a presentation followed by a Q & A session with Jennifer Imediegwu. Jennifer is an Attorney at Moertl, Wilkins & Campbell, S.C. and concentrates her practice in the areas of lifetime and estate planning, which includes wills, trusts, special needs trusts, powers of attorney, probate, and trust administration. Jennifer also assists clients with elder law issues including Title19 / Medicaid planning.

All attendees will be in "listen-only" mode, but can type their question to be answered live. This is free, but you must register in advance to receive the link.

Thank you to those who participated in our Planned Giving Webinar. If you have any questions about making a legacy gift to benefit Old World Wisconsin, please contact Gwen Griffin, Executive Director, Old World Foundation at ggriffin@friendsoww.org or (262) 594-2922.

Moertl, Wilkins & Campbell, S.C.

Friends Partner Virtual Annual Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Hear about all that has been accomplished at Old World Wisconsin this season thanks to your support. This will be FREE to all Friends Partners, but you must register in advance: https://bit.ly/OWF2022AnnualMeeting.

Harvest Dinner

Date/Time: Saturday, November 19th from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Join Us for a Harvest Dinner in Clausing Barn!
Enjoy... Appetizers, Autumn Salad: mixed greens, apples, goat cheese, pecans, and a maple vinaigrette dressing. Beef Bourguignon over Roasted Red Mashed Potatoes with Glazed Carrots. (Vegetarian Option: Stewed vegetables over Roasted Red Mashed Potatoes.) Dessert: Trio of Gingerbread Cake, Pumpkin Tart and an Apple Puff with Spiced Whipped Cream. Wine, Beer, Coffee and Soda.

Music by The Baboushka Babes!

Special Program: Travel back in time to 1830's Wisconsin and enjoy a dramatic reading of Pioneer Tapestry, the fictional story of a pioneer family who settled in Waukesha County.

Seating is limited, so don’t delay! $85 per person for the General Public. $75 per person for Friends Partners. (Friends Partner Pricing is for Homesteader level and up, Cultivator Friends receive 2 free tickets, but must call to make a reservation).

Thank you to those who attended our Harvest Dinner!


Watch this space for Old World Foundation’s 2023 engagement opportunities that will be posted by the end of January.

Date & Hours

Visit the OWW website for information on their 2022 programming.


Old World Wisconsin is located on Hwy 67, about 1 1/2 miles south of the Village of Eagle, WI in Waukesha County.

Address: W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119

GPS users, please note : The main entrance is one mile north of the postal address on Hwy 67. Look for the green and orange banners.

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