Wisconsin Historical Society: Hop into Fall at Old World Wisconsin

Contact:Keri O’Keefe
Wisconsin Historical Society
Phone: 6082619597
E-Mail: [email protected]
Monday, August 14, 2017

Eagle, Wis. – Celebrate the end of summer and “Hop Into Fall” at the Hop Harvest Weekend at Old World Wisconsin. On September 2-4, guests can partake in hop harvesting, traditional brewing and heritage cooking with hops and yeast.

“Bring the whole family out for a weekend of family-friendly activities,” said Dan Freas, site director at Old World Wisconsin. “All weekend long activities will include baking, harvesting hops, working in the blacksmith’s shop, teaching lessons in a one-room schoolhouse and much more!”

Guests will experience a variety of programs that will engage the senses. As part of Old World Wisconsin’s historic brewing program, staff and volunteers have spent the season planting and cultivating a hops field. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in a community hop harvest, a tradition that has continued from generations past. After the harvest, guests can savor a refreshing cold beer in the German Settlement area and talk with Old World Wisconsin’s historic brewing team. In partnership with Delafield Brewhaus, Old World Wisconsin will brew up a historic 19th century beer using brewing equipment and processes of that period, while guests have the opportunity to learn about how the steps of historic brewing vary from modern day practice, talk with Master Brewers, enjoy a cold local beer, and experience a living tradition that makes Wisconsin great. Also available for purchase are traditional German pretzels and root beer along with games for younger guests to enjoy.

Hop into Fall Weekend will take place from September 2-4, 10:00a.m to 5:00p.m daily. All Wisconsin Historical Society members receive free admission to Old World Wisconsin. Admission rates: Adults (18-64) $19; children (5-17) $10; (children 4 and under are free); Senior citizens (65 and over) $16. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass. Parking is free. For more information on the event, call 262-594-6301 or visit http://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org/.

Old World Wisconsin is one of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s twelve historic sites and museums.

About Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin is a 600-acre regional history attraction that features interactive environments and immersive stories of 19th-and early 20th-century Midwestern immigrant farm and rural life. It is one of twelve Wisconsin Historical Society sites and museums around the state. The site operates weekends in May, then daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, then Thursdays through Sundays September 10 through October 31. The museum offers guests hands-on activities, led by period-clad staff members, as they visit 10 working farmsteads, explore 12 heirloom gardens, meet heritage animal breeds and try historic crafts and skills. Old World Wisconsin is located on Highway 67 just south of Eagle, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee/Chicago/Madison triangle. For more information visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301.

About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit .