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Barn Raising
It has been a time-honored tradition that bound communities together, and in which community members of all ages and backgrounds participate. No farm could prosper without a barn, yet the construction process required far more labor than one family could provide on its own.

Old World Wisconsin has its share of barns, each raised at a moment in history thanks to the generosity of neighbors and friends. Historical attractions like Old World Wisconsin still rely on generous friends in the community. Instead of barns, we work together to raise new exhibits - like Catch Wheel Fever! and the Village Livery Stable. Each contributor helps as his or her interests and abilities allow.

Please consider making a gift through Old World Foundation to benefit the heritage breed livestock program, heirloom gardens and landscapes, educational programming, historic preservation, or improved amenities. Let the Foundation help you direct your gift to whatever aspect of Old World Wisconsin most intrigues your interest. Call (262) 594-2922 or send an email to begin the conversation. Thank you for your kind support!

Knitting - Photo by Ron Foat
Scenes from Old World Wisconsin
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.

This Day In Wisconsin History
Calling all history buffs! With the help of the Wisconsin Historical Society, we are pleased to offer you a special window to the past. Each day, you can go back in time and learn about facts and events that shaped Wisconsin's History. Read what happened This Day In Wisconsin History!

2015 Photo Calendar Available
See Old World Wisconsin anew, each month of the coming year. Purchase a twelve-month 2015 calendar, featuring photos entered in Old World Foundation's annual photo contest. These beauties are priced right at only $15 each, and a portion of each purchase goes to support museum projects and programs. They make great year-end gifts! BUY today!
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