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Artist's Rendition Of OWW Transformation

OWF News

We are very happy to finally welcome 2021 because an exciting transformation is now underway at Old World Wisconsin. The ground has been broken to construct a new Brewing Experience building. This building will be the first new structure completed as part of a $5.5 million project that represents the first two phases of a larger, multi-year master plan that will transform the site's entry area with a re-imagined Welcome Experience. In addition to this, Wittnebel's Tavern, built in 1906, will be relocated approximately 30 miles from Old Ashipunn to Old World Wisconsin this spring. This ambitious project will feature many new elements, and renovated or restored existing elements to make Old World Wisconsin a more financially self-sustaining site that will attract new visitors for years to come.

Old World Foundation is partnering with the Wisconsin Historical Society/Wisconsin Historical Foundation, and Museum of Beer and Brewing to raise funds for this transformative project. We will be communicating project updates on this page and in our monthly e-newsletter. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get current information.

To complete this unforgettable Welcome Experience, Old World Wisconsin needs you now! To make a gift or for more information, contact Gwen Griffin, Executive Director, Old World Foundation at (262) 594-2922 or email ggriffin@friendsoww.org.


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.

  • Prohealth Care Donates Three Life-Saving AED Units to Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (April 18, 2018)
  • Growing Tradition - Old World Nurtures Heirloom Gardens. Read the article written by Old World Wisconsin historic gardener, Marcia Carmichael. (Spring 2018)
  • Target Funds Children's Activities for Autumn on the Farms at Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (August 2018)
  • Old World Foundation Announces 2018 Funding For Old World Wisconsin. Read the full press release. (December 5, 2018)
  • 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)

Wittnebel's Tavern

Built in 1906, Whittnebel's Tavern will be relocated to OWW this spring!

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