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Event Calendar

See what's happening at Old World Wisconsin. Events hosted by Old World Foundation are highlighted in the blue boxes and events hosted by Old World Wisconsin are highlighted in the tan boxes.

Tea and Tintype Photography

When: Sun., April 28, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Where: Caldwell Hall at Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922
Cost: $10 per person for Friends* - BUY | $15 per person for General Public - BUY

*Friends are those who support with an annual gift.

Enjoy sweets, savories and tea while learning about one of the most intriguing and little studied forms of 19th-century photography. Introduced in 1856, tintype photography was widely marketed as the most popular photographic medium. David Rambow, the Site Manager of H. H. Bennett Studio (a Wisconsin Historical Society site) will present and demonstrate this "wet plate" process.

In addition, The Baboushka Babes will entertain you with traditional music from the late 1880s and early 1900s. Seats are limited and this program fills up fast, so make your reservations early!

Spring Into the Past

When: Weekends, May 4 - June 2, 2019
Where: Old World Wisconsin
Contact: 262-594-6301
Website: oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

Celebrate spring with OWW as they begin their springtime chores! Guests can check out the newest additions to the flocks and learn how to transform wool from sheep to socks with hands-on experiences for all ages. Help prepare the gardens for the growing season and lend a hand in the kitchen or barn as you step back in time...

An Old World Summer

When: Open every day from June 8 to September 2, 2019
Where: Old World Wisconsin
Contact: 262-594-6301
Website: oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

Feel transported as you step into the lives of those who came to call Wisconsin home. Explore the past through stories and all of your senses as you try your hand at cooking or gardening, learn a trade, or take in the beauty of historic spaces built by immigrants and migrants. Share your own family stories as you connect to the past, making new memories all summer long!

Sunset Soiree

When: Sat., June 22, 2019 (times TBA)
Where: Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922
Tickets: $80 per person for Friends* | $90 per person for General Public

*Friends are those who support with an annual gift. Only 150 tickets will be sold, so make your reservations early. Online ticket sales will be available shortly.

Sunset Soiree...an enchanted evening celebrating historic restoration at Old World Wisconsin! This NEW fundraiser replaces Midsummer Magic. This enchanted evening will begin with appetizers and entertainment in the Crossroads Village at Old World Wisconsin, followed by a delicious three-course meal with music held in the Clausing Barn. The evening will end with an exciting live auction and paddle-raise to benefit historic restoration projects at Old World Wisconsin.

More details will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

Celebrate Independence Day at OWW

When: July 4, 2019
Where: Old World Wisconsin
Contact: 262-594-6301
Website: oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

Celebrate the spirit of July 4th in 19th century Wisconsin. Make ice cream, play games, and enter the famous pie eating contest! At the end of the day, stay for the Parade of History, with horse-drawn wagons, old fashioned music, and a chance to join in!

Behind the Scenes Tour and Family Picnic

When: Sat., August 3, 2019 from Noon until approx. 3:00pm
Where: Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922
Tickets: Free for Friends. REGISTER now to save your spot!

This is an event exclusively for our Friends...those who support with an annual gift. Space is limited so register early to save your spot!

The day will begin with a picnic at Noon followed by a "behind the scenes" look at Old World Wisconsin's all NEW Summer Camps with an interactive "Camp Sampler". Bring your children or grandchildren, or just be a kid at heart! Get hands-on in the shoe shop, meet new staff at an animal encounter and start your own Family Heritage Journal as you learn how to ask questions and record information in a family tree. Don't miss out, JOIN US and become a Friend today!

Fall Fun on the Farms

When: Weekends, September 7 to October 13, 2019
Where: Old World Wisconsin
Contact: 262-594-6301
Website: oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

Come experience the harvesting, preserving, cooking and community that comes with Fall Fun on the Farms! Everyone can lend a hand, try something new, and sneak a taste while exploring the past like never before!

Halloween Legends and Lore

When: October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019
Where: Old World Wisconsin/Crossroads Village
Contact: 262-594-6301
Website: oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

Troves of supernatural tales brought to Wisconsin over the generations come to life as you explore Crossroads Village after dark at this always spooky, sometimes scary, family-friendly Halloween event.

Please note: This event is not included with General Admission - tickets are required.

23nd Annual Photo Contest

Entry Deadline: Photos and payment must be received by October 23, 2019 at 11:59pm
Photo Judging: Wed., October 30, 2019 at 10am in the upper level of the Clausing Barn. Judging is open to the public.
Reception: Thurs., November 7, 2019 from 4-6pm in the upper level of the Clausing Barn
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922
More Info: Learn more about Photo Contest (2019 brochure/guidelines and online entry will be available shortly.)

Annual Meeting and Year-End Reception

When: Fri., November 15, 2019 from 4:30-6:00pm
Where : Caldwell Hall at Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922

This is another exclusive event for our Friends...those who support on an annual basis. Join us to hear about the past year at Old World Wisconsin and how our Friends and supporters kept history alive at Old World Wisconsin through Old World Foundation. This is a celebration of YOUR generosity this past year!

36th Annual Ethnic Holiday Dinner Fundraiser

When: December 7, 8, & 14, 2019. Doors to upper Clausing Barn open at 4pm each day.
Where: Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Reservations are required.
Tickets: $60 per person for Friends* | $70 per person for General Public
More Info: Please visit our Ethnic Holiday Dinner page for additional info and to purchase tickets online.

*Friends are those who support with an annual gift.

The 36th Annual Ethnic Holiday Dinner Fundraiser - Celebrating Mexican holiday traditions in 2019! Join us for an authentic 4-course dinner and entertainment in the beautifully decorated Clausing Barn. Guests for this event will also receive admission to "An Old World Christmas" in the Crossroads Village at Old World Wisconsin. This event has become a family tradition for many and it is also a wonderful way for employers to treat their employees and/or clients during the holiday season!

More details will be posted as they become available.

An Old World Christmas

When: December 7-8 and 14-15, 2019
Where: Old World Wisconsin/Crossroads Village
Contact: 262-594-6301
Website: oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

Stroll through the 1880s Crossroads Village decked in holiday greenery, visit homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations. Treat yourself to a warm cup of wassail, do some holiday shopping and see the largest Yule Goat in North America. Then enjoy a horse-drawn ride around the village, but keep a watchful eye out for Krampus! If you've been nice, make sure to stop by Santa's workshop to say hello and take the perfect family photo.

Please note: This event is not included with General Admission - tickets are required.

Date & Hours

Old World Wisconsin is open May through October, plus holiday weekends in December. View OWW hours

Location

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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