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Old World Foundation Celebrates our 40th Anniversary in 2024!

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Old World Foundation Celebrates our 40th Anniversary in 2024!
We invite you to join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary year. In 1984, a group of people founded Friends of Old World Wisconsin which was later incorporated and became Old World Foundation. This passionate group of people recognized that in order for Old World Wisconsin to become the premier Midwestern outdoor living history attraction, it would need additional support. Thanks to our Friends (those who support annually with an unrestricted gift) and the donors who give to specific projects and programs at OWW, Old World Foundation has gifted over $9 million to Old World Wisconsin since our inception.

OWF New Mission and Vision Statements:
The Old World Foundation Trustees met to discuss and revise our mission and vision statements and our strategic plan. Since this is our 40th Anniversary year, it seems like a good time to evaluate where we are and look ahead to the future. We remain committed to advancing Old World Wisconsin.

Our Mission Statement has been updated to state:
Enriching lives through the preservation and celebration of history, Old World Foundation is dedicated to responsibly funding the advancement of Old World Wisconsin.

Our Vision Statement is:
A future where lessons of the past ignite curiosity, inspire learning, and foster a deeper understanding of our diverse cultural heritage through impactful giving.

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More Articles!

For those who have may have missed previous articles about Old World Wisconsin and Old World Foundation, we've created a convenient archive so you can catch up on the news.

  • Old World Wisconsin's heritage livestock conservation efforts. Read the full press release. (June 12, 2023)
  • Sunset Soiree surpassed its goal to raise $35,000 to fund interior restoration and furnishings for the historic Wittnebel's Tavern. Read the full press release. (September 8, 2022)
  • Sunset Soiree Raises Funds for Historic Restoration Projects at Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (July 3, 2019)
  • OWF Announces 2018-2019 Funding For Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (November 22, 2019)
  • Preserving the Past and Bringing History to Life. Read the complete article from the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
  • OWF Announces 2019-2020 Funding for Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (December 1, 2020)
  • Update on Fundraising Efforts. Read the full press release (September 1, 2021)

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