Wisconsin Historical Society: Old World Wisconsin now open for spring season

Eagle, WI – Old World Wisconsin, one of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums, reopened for the spring season on April 30, 2022. The site will be open on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until summer hours begin on June 15. General admission tickets are available for sale from the online box office, and guests can explore the grounds using roadways, forest paths and the complimentary tram this season.

“We are excited to welcome guests and their families back to make new memories while exploring history and nature at Old World Wisconsin this season,” said Dan Freas, site director. “Guests will have opportunities to participate in hands-on activities such as hopping on an early high-wheel bicycle or shopping in the general store with a Time Travel Token.”

Spring season events taking place at Old World Wisconsin this year include the Behind the Book: Pomeranian Architecture and “Lies of Omission” tour on May 22, 2022, and Farmhouse to Brewhouse: Seasonal Beer Dinners featuring Wisconsin breweries on select Saturdays beginning in May. The site will also host a new experience included in the cost of general admission, For Liberty and Union: The 15th Wisconsin Scandinavian Immigrant Regiment, on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2022.

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, Old World Wisconsin will host a Grand Opening celebration for the site’s new Brewhouse and Brewing Experience presented by the Cleary-Kumm family. It will consist of interactive activities and demonstrations that will immerse guests in Wisconsin’s rich brewing traditions and history. Wisconsin Historical Society members receive free general admission to Old World Wisconsin and are invited to a members-only event on Saturday, June 4, 2022, featuring an exclusive first look at the new Brewing Experience and a night of drinks, food and entertainment. For tickets, visit wihist.org/OWWEvent.

About Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin is a 600-acre regional history attraction featuring interactive environments and immersive stories of 19th-and early 20th-century immigrant farm and rural life. It is one of twelve Wisconsin Historical Society sites and museums around the state. The museum offers hands-on activities led by staff members in historic dress, and guests can visit 10 working farmsteads, explore 12 heirloom gardens, meet heritage animal breeds, and try historic crafts and skills. Old World Wisconsin is open seasonally and is located on Highway 67, south of Eagle, Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301.

About the 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 www.wisconsinhistory.org.