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Manitowoc County Historical Society

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May 2020

Homegrown Heritage Breakfast Fundraiser

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$10

Enjoy a breakfast prepared from a variety of quality, locally produced foods from Manitowoc County and celebrate the area’s agricultural heritage. Funds from the event will go towards Manitowoc County Historical Society’s efforts to preserve and promote area history through various educational programs. Locally grown food will be prepared in a breakfast by Late’s BBQ. The meal will feature items from the following local producers: Humpty Dumpty Eggs, Newton Meats, Willow Creek Mill, Pine River Dairy, Natural Ovens Bakery, Creative…

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Victorian Date Night

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$60

Discover the romance, foods, and courting etiquette of the Victorian era! The night is designed for pairs of friends or significant others. You’ll explore common courting rituals, such as writing love letters, enjoy a light dinner, and practice romantic parlor games. Fee: $50.00 for MCHS Member pair. $60 for non-member pair. Advanced registration required. Age 16 and older.

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Victorian Date Night

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pinecrest Historical Village, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$50 – $60

Enjoy a Victorian Era Date Night with the Manitowoc County Historical Society! This event is for a pair of friends or significant others featuring common courting rituals of the Victorian era. This includes activities like writing love letters, and practicing romantic parlor games in addition to a light dinner. Advanced registration required. Ages 16 and older. Cost is $50/MCHS member pair or $60/non-member pair  

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June 2020

Civil War Days

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$10

Join the Manitowoc County Historical Society as Pinecrest Village is transformed into a Civil War camp where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience a tumultuous time in our country’s history. Watch reenactors as they stage a battle and learn how the nation changed through the insights of local people who made a difference in history. This is a family friendly event where guests can expect food, fun and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era…

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Civil War Days

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$10

Join the Manitowoc County Historical Society as Pinecrest Village is transformed into a Civil War camp where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience a tumultuous time in our country’s history. Watch reenactors as they stage a battle and learn how the nation changed through the insights of local people who made a difference in history. This is a family friendly event where guests can expect food, fun and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era…

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Beginning Blacksmithing: Dinner Triangle

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$35

The class is designed to give someone with little or no metal working skills a hands-on, fun “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in a blacksmith shop while making a dinner triangle to take home. Topics will include safety, tools and equipment, and beginning techniques for shaping metal. Small class size guarantees lots of one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge! All costs of materials are included in the cost of…

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Printing Calling Cards

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$15

Before texting and voice mail messages, every gentleman and lady carried a calling card to offer their new acquaintances. Hand-set the type and print a set of cards of your own. A great introduction to moveable type printing! Available to ages 12 and up, teens must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Advanced registration required. The cost is $15 per person and includes all materials needed.

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Tavern Game Night

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$40

It’s all about beer and tavern games at the Pinecrest Village saloon! You’ll have the chance to sample great beers from the turn of the century and a variety of other beverages while learning or renewing your acquaintance with old-fashioned tavern games like quoits, Nine Man’s Morris, English Draughts (called Checkers today), cribbage, and dice games like ship captain crew, dominos, and solitaire. Instructions will be provided. Light snacks will be provided. $40 for adults, $30 MCHS members. Age 21…

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Painting Pinecrest

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$25

Let the museum collection and historic structures of Pinecrest Village kindle your creativity as you paint your own picture inspired by local history. Paint, canvas, and brushes, along with step-by-step instructions will be provided. The cost is $25. Advanced Registration is required.

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Family Blacksmithing Workshop

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$40

This class will allow a parent/grandparent to work with a child as they learn historic blacksmithing techniques in a historic setting. Everyone will get to make several small, hands-on projects, such as small dinner triangles and hooks, while learning about proper safety in a workshop environment. All costs of materials are included in the cost of the class. Dress for working in a shop and for the weather (shop is heated by a wood-burning stove only). Bring eye protection and…

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July 2020

Pints and Plates Fundraiser

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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Pints and Plates is a fun night of music, drinks and food at the Manitowoc County Historical Society! Adults 21 and over are welcomed to join in wine and beer tastings, and food samples from local restaurants. Guests can also access the Pinecrest Historical Village during the event. A variety of auction and raffle items will also add to the fun. Admission fee charged. Admission includes wine and beer tastings, a commemorative pint glass, and access to view the Pinecrest…

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August 2020

Printing Calling Cards

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$15

Before texting and voice mail messages, every gentleman and lady carried a calling card to offer their new acquaintances. Hand-set the type and print a set of cards of your own. A great introduction to moveable type printing! Dress for an inky, artistic environment and prepare to get your hands dirty. Available to ages 12 and up, teens must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Advanced registration required. The cost is $15 per person and includes all materials needed.

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Females at the Forge

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$30

The class is designed to give women with little or no metal working skills as a hands-on, fun “be a blacksmith for a day” experience. Explore the basics of forge work in a blacksmith shop while making one decorative item to take home. Topics will include safety, tools and equipment, and beginning techniques for shaping metal. Small class size guarantees lots of one-on-one instruction and lots of time at the forge! All costs of materials are included in the cost…

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September 2020

Mid-Lakes Thresheree

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 13, 2020 at 10:00 am

Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$10
pinecrest historical village

Come enjoy a weekend of fun filled activities as you experience Wisconsin’s agricultural past at the Mid-Lakes Thresheree! Watch hands-on demonstrations, farming re-creations, and take part in farmhand contests, food, and more! “The Mid-Lakes Thresheree is an interactive outdoor event which educates, entertains and connects people of all ages to Wisconsin rural life experiences. Whether it’s stretching fresh mozzarella in the Cheese Factory, seeing antique farm machines at work, or an exciting stroll through 25 different interactive historic structures, there’s…

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Mid-Lakes Thresheree

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 13, 2020 at 10:00 am

Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$10
pinecrest historical village

Come enjoy a weekend of fun filled activities as you experience Wisconsin’s agricultural past at the Mid-Lakes Thresheree! Watch hands-on demonstrations, farming re-creations, and take part in farmhand contests, food, and more! “The Mid-Lakes Thresheree is an interactive outdoor event which educates, entertains and connects people of all ages to Wisconsin rural life experiences. Whether it’s stretching fresh mozzarella in the Cheese Factory, seeing antique farm machines at work, or an exciting stroll through 25 different interactive historic structures, there’s…

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Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Manitowoc, 4601 Calumet Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$30

Through diaries, letters, and newspaper articles, author Kerry Trask weaves together personal viewpoints and wartime events to reflect the passions of the times and describes the conflicts encountered by the men who went to war and the people who remained at home. Through excerpts from his book “Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin” you will learn about the experiences of Manitowoc County citizens during the Civil War. Hungry for History Menu: Tender Medallions of Pork Loin Topped with…

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October 2020

The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining, & Style

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Manitowoc, 4601 Calumet Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$30

April 14, 1912. It was an unforgettable night. In the last hours before the Titanic struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes were enjoying unprecedented luxuries. Innovations in food, drink, and de´cor made this voyage the apogee of Edwardian elegance. Join author Veronica Hinke as she brings the Titanic’s tragic but eternally glamorous maiden voyage back to life. In addition to stirring accounts of individual tragedy and survival, The Last Night on the Titanic offers tried-and-true recipes, newly invented styles,…

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November 2020

Bernard Schwartz House: A Frank Lloyd Wright Legacy

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Manitowoc, 4601 Calumet Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$30

Learn the story of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bernard Schwartz house in Two Rivers. Hungry for History Menu: Tender Medallions of Pork Loin Topped with a Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce, appropriate seasonal vegetable, mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls. If you have dietary restrictions, please note that when placing your reservation to attend the program. About the Hungry for History Series: This program is part of the Society's Hungry for History series with a meal following the program. Doors will open at…

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December 2020

Christmas Lantern Tour

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$15

Join the Manitowoc County Historical Society for a guided, lantern lit evening stroll during the holiday season. There will also be music, food and drinks, and plenty of history. Tour is approximately 75 minutes long and includes outdoor walking, so please dress accordingly. Tours begin at 5 pm and will depart every 15 minutes until 6 pm. Advanced ticket registration is required. Cost is $15/adults, $7/kids. Children ages four and under are free. Visit https://www.manitowoccountyhistory.org/programs/christmaslanterntour for more information.  

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Pinecrest Christmas

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220 United States
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$10

Join in the holiday spirit with the Manitowoc County Historical Society for Pinecrest Christmas. Decorate the tree, learn the art of printing and make your own holiday card at the Print Shop, and enjoy hot cider and cookie decorating at Two Creeks Town Hall. Stay for live music and visit Santa at the Visitor Center. Cost is $10/adults and $7/kids. Manitowoc County Historical Society members are free. For more information visit the MCHS website.

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