Annual Memorial Day Remembrance

  • May 29, 2023
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Fillmore Turner Hall/Union Cemetery
  • 523 County Highway H – Fillmore

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

Military Veteran and Gold Star Parent Rob VandeZande of Fond du Lac will speak about the Military's Gold Star Program. The program will also include a recognition of Rose Degnitz for the wonderful flower wreaths she has contributed over the years.

The procession to Union Cemetery will begin at approximately 1:40 PM. The ceremony will include the Kewaskum High School Band, the Honor Guard from VFW Post 1393 of West Bend, the gun salute, Taps, and the traditional fresh-flower wreath procession to the cemetery where attendees are invited to place a flower from the wreath on Veterans' graves.

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

Brats, burgers and refreshments will be available at 11:30 AM, provided by St. Martin's Church. Please join us!


1835 Farmington Plat

Measuring and Mapping the Land: The Formation of Farmington

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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