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Family Picnic/Behind The Scenes Tour
Sat., August 16 - 9:30 am - 12:30pm

Let's Go! How did 19th century settlers travel from Point A to Point B? What challenges do museum staff face moving visitors and employees around the site? This year's Behind-the-Scenes Tour focuses on transportation: from past modes of transport like high-wheel bikes and horse-drawn wagons to modern methods. It also includes a stop in the Four Mile stage-coach inn tap room for refreshments. After the tour, enjoy a box lunch from the Clausing Barn Cafe, then spend the rest of the day at Old World Wisconsin on your own. No charge for Friends of Old World Wisconsin!

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Young Gardener - Photo by Steve Whalen
Front Porch - Photo by Steve WhalenBlacksmith - Photo by Dustin F.Pioneer Life - Photo by King Schoenfeld
Welcome to Old World Wisconsin Foundation!
OWWF is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the projects and programs of Old World Wisconsin, a Historic Site owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Founded in 1984, OWWF remains the local, independent option for funding the museum. OWWF is a private 501(c)(3) charity, not affiliated with the State of Wisconsin.

Over the years, Old World Wisconsin Foundation has provided over $6 million in direct museum support - underwriting projects in every department of Old World. Donors and members like you have supplied:

Thomas General Store, Caldwell Hall, and the Pleasant Ridge exhibits
Museum trams and groomed hiking trails
Animals like horses and oxen, along with feed, care, and behind-the-scenes facilities
Period clothing for the staff, from coats and hats to historical underwear
New programming: special events, day camps, and vintage base ball
Items for visitor comfort: padded banquet chairs, benches, maps, directional signs
And much, much more!

Join Us!
Now, with your help, Old World Wisconsin Foundation is focusing on education, so that visitors of all ages and from all walks of life can connect with their heritage and history. Help us preserve Old World Wisconsin for the future by supporting it in the present. Join the Foundation Friends membership program today! Or explore other ways to support Old World Wisconsin through the Foundation.

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