Heritage Days & Rail Fest 
Heritage Historical Village, 900 Montgomery Street, New London, Wisconsin

Previous event was August 3 and 4, 2013

Great Lakes Timber Show

Show times are 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm on both Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.

Great Lakes Timber Show will be the featured event at the 2013 Heritage Days & Rail Fest. Lumberjacks will demonstrate log rolling, chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, modified chain sawing, all the while adding loads of clean, family humor.

Brave audience members who choose to participate in some of these events are encouraged to do so. The show includes a friendly one- and two-man crosscut sawing competition. Teams of two can sign up at the show.

Great Lakes Timber Show travels the country from Texas to Minnesota and from Colorado to Florida. They have appeared at over 25 fairs and 15 sports shows. Find out more at: www.laughsandlures.com Video Presentation

View the event flyer

Saturday August 3

  • Village open 10 am to 4pm
  • Great Lakes Timber Shows at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

Sunday August 4

  • Village open 10 am to 4pm
  • Great Lakes Timber Shows at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.
  • Non-denominational church service in the village chapel at 10:30 am.
  • Morning bake sale
  • Cash Raffle Drawing winners announced in the depot at 3 p.m.
    1st Prize $100 • 2nd Prize $50 • 3rd & 4th Prizes $25
  • Basket raffle winners announced following the cash drawing.

Both Saturday & Sunday

  •  Self-tours of the village historical buildings include an octagon-shaped house, one-room school house with wood shed, little white chapel, log cabin near the woods, and Chicago & Northwestern train depot.  Interiors are filled with local history items -- even Thomas Edison manufacturing products.
  • Railroad equipment includes a locomotive, Soo Line wooden caboose built in 1888, C&NW steel caboose, and Soo Line boxcar.  The train depot displays an impressive collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia.
  • Walk through the middle of a pre-1840’s buckskinner’s encampment to see firsthand the way pioneers and fur trappers survived in the wilderness. One artisan demonstrates the wool carding process, another the spinning wheel. Fur trappers talk about their adventures. Trading items offered to and from American Indians include leather goods, beaded jewelry and more. Encampment members are happy to answer questions about life in the 1840s. A log cabin near the woods acts as a trading post.
  • Relax anywhere on the large, shady village grounds. Enjoy food and refreshments made by Society members as a fundraiser.
  • The village grounds and buildings are entirely handicap accessible.

Location / Admission

Find the village at 900 Montgomery Street on the north east side of New London. at the entrance to Memorial Park and New London Skate Park. Restrooms and a playground are located in the park. This is a rain or shine event. There is no entrance fee to the Heritage Days and Rail Fest, however a $1 per person donation would be greatly appreciated. Please enter through the railroad depot to sign our guest book. Bring the entire family!

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Our Generous 2012 Event Sponsors

Members of the New London Historical Society appreciate these local supporters for their contribution to 2012 Heritage Days & Rail Fest . . .

New London Tourism Commission

Shamrock Club of New Dublin

Cline Hanson Funeral Home

Demming-Noel Insurance

First State Bank

Wolf River Mens' Club

TV-Pliance Center


1840s Buckskinner Village

Event presented by:
The New London Heritage Historical Society

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