Old World Wisconsin: Helps families in need

Contact: Lisa McGovern,

Communications Manager

Office 262-594-6304

Mobile: 414-217-5447

[email protected]wisconsinhistory.org

Old World Wisconsin Helps Families in Need: Will Serve as Collection Site for Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “The Big Bundle Up” Charity Drive

Eagle, Wis.–Old World Wisconsin is inviting visitors to drop off new or gently used outerwear, accessories and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s statewide “The Big Bundle Up” campaign.

This is the third year of the program. Last year’s program collected more than 17,000 items to help warm up families in need throughout the state.

With the spirit of the holiday season upon us, donating winter items is the perfect way to give back to Wisconsin families in need. A donation box will be located at Old World Wisconsin during the museum’s holiday events, including:

The Spirit of Christmas Past, December 7-8 and 14-15, noon to 4 pm

Guests with reservations will be welcomed to bring items to the event for which they are registered:

“Little Women” dinner theater performances, weekends, November 29-December 22

Breakfast with Father Christmas, December 21-22

Old World Foundation’s 30th Annual Ethnic Holiday Dinner, December 7-8 and 14-15

All items donated at Old World Wisconsin will be given to The Women’s Center in Waukesha. The mission of this organization is to provide safety, support and shelter to women and their families and to facilitate their development. They are especially in need of children’s winter jackets, snow pants, boots, and plus-sized hoodies, shirts, and sweatpants.

WHO: Old World Wisconsin

WHAT: Collecting outerwear, accessories and other warm clothing items to donate to The Women’s Center, Waukesha, WI

WHEN: During the museum’s holiday programming, Fridays through Sundays, November 29 through December 22.

HOW: To learn more, visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301; for information on Old World Foundation’s Ethnic Holiday Dinner hours, visit www.friendsoww.org or call 262-594-2922.

Media Inquiries: Contact Lisa McGovern at [email protected]wisconsinhistory.org or 262-594-6304 (office) or 414-217-5447 (mobile).

Overview of Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin, located in southeast Wisconsin and owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, is a premier outdoor museum of late 19th- and early 20th-century Midwestern immigrant farm and rural life. During the daily operating season May through October, the museum offers family friendly activities, led by period-clad interpreters, as they visit 10 working farmsteads, explore 12 heirloom gardens, interact with historic animal breeds, and try historic crafts and trades. Old World Wisconsin is located at W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, WI 53119. For general information, call 262-594-6300 or visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org.