The Triangle School was built in late
1857 in the Town of Hortonia. At first it was
called Elms School, but became know as the Triangle
School in 1937.
The school remained open until 1948 and then was closed
to the public until 1977 when the Historical Society
purchased it. It was then used at its Highway 45
site until 1990 when it was moved to the Heritage
The school still contains many of the original
furnishings and school pieces including a sand table,
clock, and water cooler.
1993, the New London Historical Society was offered a
Log Cabin if they would remove it from
Larry Gitter's farm and bring it to the Historical
The cabin was dismantled and
transported to the Village, then rebuilt on the edge of
the woods to give the impression of how it must have
looked in its youth. It was originally built
The McLaughlin family, who built the
cabin, came to the U. S. from Ireland in about 1832,
settling first in Canada. Around 1850 the family
moved to the Lebanon township in Waupaca County.
the time the Octagon House was built in New London,
prior to August 1867, it was considered an architectural feat rather
than an oddity.
In addition to its eight-sided shape,
it was quite a showplace in its time. The parlor
was complete with pump organ, plush couches, and large
framed portraits on easels. A cupola on the roof
is in the center of the house.
It was accessible by stairs
leading up to it.
The house was built on N. Shawano St. where a
convenience store now is, and was relocated to the
Historical Village in 1989. It is furnished today
with a collection of antique furnishings.
Village Chapel held its first worship
services in 1949 when the building often referred to as "the little
white church on McKinley Street" was located on a portion of the
property now occupied by the Police Department.
Originally the building was the Three
Pines School and was located in the town of Liberty near
New London before it became the Evangelical United
Brethren Church on McKinley Street.
Books and other historical collections
fill the chapel's entry rooms.
The chapel was donated to the New
London Heritage Historical Society in August of 1991 and
moved to the Heritage Village. It has been
furnished as a non-denominational chapel set aside for
worship and personal meditation. The chapel is
also available for weddings.
A garage has been added to the village from the former
Edison/Simmons facility that was once owned by
Edison to produce phonograph cabinets and latter Edison Little Folks
Furniture. A 'London' model Edison Phonograph that was named after New
London, WI is on display in the Octagon House.