Events


SAT
3/09

The Future of Lizard Mound State Park

  • March 9, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Boltonville Fire Department
  • 9336 Bolton Dr, Kewaskum (Boltonville)

Lizard Mound is one of the most well-preserved Native American effigy mound sites in the United States, with 28 surviving conical and linear mounds on the property. The property's effigy mounds have been interpreted as representing spiritual and/or animal-like forms, including bird, panther, and the park's namesake lizard.

After many years as a County park, the WI Department of Natural Resources has reacquired Lizard Mound and is in the process of restoring the property. A representative from the Kettle Moraine State Forest–Northern Unit will provide updates on preservation work and other site enhancements being done at Lizard Mound State Park.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

MON
5/27

Annual Memorial Day Remembrance

  • May 27, 2024
  • Time: TBD
  • Fillmore Turner Hall/Union Cemetery
  • 523 County Highway H – Fredonia (Fillmore)

Join us for our annual Memorial Day program of remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony at Fillmore Turner Hall & Union Cemetery.

Details available in May, 2024. If you have questions or would like to get involved, Contact Us.

This program of remembrance has been hosted by Farmington Historical Society since 1997 and is open to the public.

PAST EVENTS

Saxonia House Beer Cave

Oktoberfest Open House at Saxonia House & Traditions Pub

September 16, 2023

Built in 1855, the Saxonia House is one of the oldest properties in Fillmore. It served as a family home, as well as an inn for visitors, a post office, a store, and a meeting hall. Friends of Saxonia House began restoration efforts to preserve this historic property in 2021.

Featured was an open house of the Saxonia House and Farmington Brewery beer cave. Author Michael Besch was on hand to sign his book, “The Saxonia House; Preserving the Past, Building the Future.” Storytelling, beer-tasting, a walk through nearby St. Martin's Cemetery, and refreshments at Traditions Pub rounded out the day.

1835 Farmington Plat

Measuring and Mapping the Land: The Formation of Farmington

March 11, 2023

A fascinating look at the early 1830s surveying of the land that became Farmington Township!

The life of a surveyor was difficult, following the compass relentlessly over hills and through swamps & forests, taking field notes along the way. Featured was an 1835 map of Farmington that included physical features of the land, identifying good farmland and where sawmills and grist mills were later established in Farmington. Presented by Tom Theusch of Farmington Historical Society.

St. Michaels Genealogy Presentation

The First Families of St. Michaels Genealogy Presentation

October 16, 2022

Some of the first families to settle in the area now known as St. Michaels in Kewaskum were the Herriges, Schneider, Schaefer, Schaeffer, Thull, Theusch and Rodenkirch families.

Marcia Theusch presented a program about these pioneer families that settled the St. Michaels community in 1846. The attendees, many who are descendants of these founding families, shared stories, genealogy information, and photos or artifacts.

Old Brick School Teacher & Students

Farmington's Country Schools: History & Recollections

March 12, 2022

As pioneer families arrived in Farmington, schools were needed. Early town governments were responsible for providing schools, and by 1880, Farmington had 691 students in nine schools.

Speaker Marcia Theusch outlined the interesting history of these early schools that served the pioneer community in Farmington, leading up to the opening of Farmington Elementary School.

Jessica Michna Portays Former First Lady Edith Galt Wilson

Edith Galt Wilson: To End All Wars

March 14, 2020

Mrs. Wilson has greeted another New Year quietly after the death of President Wilson in February, 1924. A riveting dramatic performance featuring historical impressionist Jessica Michna as she portrayed former First Lady Edith Galt Wilson during the Roaring Twenties.

War Dogs Presentation

War Dogs: America's Unsung Heroes of All Wars

March 23, 2019

Dogs have been used by the military in all wars and have provided a variety of services and saved many lives. War Dogs, a group from Menomonee Falls, brought their dogs and demonstrated the nature of military actions that various breeds of dogs provided to save lives.

Hannah Schladweiler Wedding Attire Presentation

A History of Wedding Attire & Customs

March 10, 2018

The wedding dress has a history all its own and is often carefully preserved as a family heirloom. Guest Speaker Hannah Schladweiler presented an educational look at wedding attire and customs from bygone eras.

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