P.O. Box 347
Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121

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People at Old World Wisconsin

Our Mission

Old World Foundation enhances the preservation of Wisconsin history through local and independent support of museum visitation, educational research and maintenance of artifacts and buildings.

Our Purpose

Old World Foundation's purpose is to raise money and increase awareness of Old World Wisconsin.

Friends of Old World Wisconsin began in 1984, as a group of volunteers dedicated to raising money and helping the museum in all ways possible. We grew into a dynamic fundraising and membership organization, changing our name to Old World Wisconsin Foundation in 2005. We are proud to remain the local, independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Through the help of our supporters, we have raised over $9 million to support projects and programs at Old World Wisconsin.

We continue to promote and support the museum in many different ways, such as through an annual campaign, special events, fundraisers, major gifts, planned giving, capital fundraising, securing grants, recruiting volunteers and in many other ways.

Did You Know?

Old World Wisconsin is Wisconsin's museum of 19th century rural life where visitors rediscover the character of America.

We invite you to Explore Old World Wisconsin!

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