Selected Community Events
Mar 22, 2014 10am - 4pm
POINT BASSE HISTORIC SITE NEKOOSA WI
Wakley’s Sugar Bush
10A.M. until 4 P.M.
Historic Point Basse
364 Wakley Road
Spring officially begins on March 21 and it must be so, because the annual Wakley Sugar Bush is the very next day. Our ancestors learned how to make maple syrup and maple sugar from the Native Americans living in what is now the northern U.S. and southern Canada. Each spring the trees were tapped and sap collected and evaporated to provide the tasty syrup used for sweeting foods for the rest of the year. The citizens of Point Basse will demonstrate this process over an open fire as in days gone by.
The whole Point Basse Historic Site will be open for this kick off of the 2014 season. Tour the Columbia School, the barn, blacksmith shop, trader’s cabin and the 3 bay shed, home of the ice house, carpenters shop and sawyer shop. Your tour will be complete with a visit the Robert Wakley home where you can sample homemade buckwheat pancakes.
Historic Point Basse is located on Wakley Rd. just off count road Z in the township of Saratoga just southeast of Nekoosa. The cost is $2.00 for adults $1.00 for students and preschoolers are free.
Rose Orgish 715-886-3006
Yellow River Echoes A Living History Event
Jun 21, 2014 10am - 4pm
8500 Cty RD U Danbury Wi
A living history event that recreates the historic 1802 to 1804 fur trade era. Re-enactors dwell in the Northwest Company and XY Company fur posts and Ojibwe Indian Village portraying voyagers, clerks and Native American lifestyles. Demonstrations and competitions. Cost $8.00 adults $6.00 6-12 yrs under 6 free
715-866-8890 Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park
Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park
May 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014 10am - 4pm Both Days
8500 Cty RD U Danbury Wi
Opening Weekend activities include tours of historic 1802 Northwest Co and Xy Co fur trading posts, Ojibwe Indian Village. Fur Trade museum,Ojibwe exhibit,Logging museum, Blacksmith shop, Karlsborg school house, Plant Sale
Sue Long 715-866-8890
Art History 101 : Curiosities
Apr 3, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau
Learn about William Morris and the Victorian fancy for patterns and decoration with Museum director Kathy Foley. Free
Visitor Services, 715.845.7010, www.lywam.org
700 North 12th Street
May 17, 2014 10am - 3pm
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy. 13, Phillips, WI 54555
A look into the past in Price County & all that makes us who we are. Enjoy interactive history stations for the kids, tools & skills used by early Europe-an settlements in the area, an authentic Fur Trade Era re-enactor’s camp, ethnic food booths by area churches, stage performances with 5 hours of continuous traditional music, ethnic dancers & singers, musical instrument makers, storytellers, working blacksmith & demonstrations of many old skills, tools and weapons. And bring your favorite family heritage collection to share with others in a special section. Celebrate our collective heritage.
A great event for the whole family!
Sharyn Friedell, 715-339-7282, firstname.lastname@example.org