Heritage Days & Rail Fest 
Heritage Historical Village, 900 Montgomery Street, New London, Wisconsin  54961
 



 
 August 2 and 3, 2014

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT THE VILLAGE

Saturday, August 2

  • Village open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Vendors, refreshments and Buckskinners' encampment on the grounds.
  • Trackless train running continually throughout the day...

Sunday, August 3

  • Village open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Music, vendors, refreshments and Buckskinners' encampment on the grounds.
  • Bake sale and basket raffle in the Octagon House starting at 10:00 a.m.
  • Non-denominational church service in the Little White Chapel at 11:00 am.
  • Trackless train running continually throughout the day...
  • Cash Raffle Drawing winners announced in the Depot at 3 p.m.
    1st Prize $300 • Additional cash, Piggly Wiggly gift cards, basket raffle and other items included.

More info to plan your Saturday or Sunday...

  • Self-tours of the six historical buildings -- an octagon-shaped house, a one-room school house with wood shed, a little white chapel, a log cabin near the woods, an Edison-Simmons garage and a 1923 Chicago & Northwestern train depot.  Interiors are filled with pictures, artifacts, local history publications and more -- including Thomas Edison manufacturing products and Simmons furniture.
  • Railroad equipment includes a locomotive, Soo Line wooden caboose built in 1888, a C&NW steel caboose and Soo Line boxcar.  The train depot displays an impressive collection of railroad memorabilia.
  • Walk through a pre-1840s buckskinners' encampment to see firsthand the way pioneers and fur trappers survived in the wilderness. You might see some blacksmithing, crafting or outdoor cooking plus life in general around the 'tented homes'.  Encampment members are happy to answer questions about life in the 1840s.  Check out their trading items offered to and from Native Americans including leather goods, beaded jewelry and more.  A log cabin near the woods acts as a trading post.
  • Relax at the picnic tables throughout the large, shady village grounds. Enjoy food and refreshments made by Society members.  This is their annual fundraiser with proceeds going to building maintenance.
  • The village grounds and buildings are entirely handicap accessible.

Location / Admission

Find the village at 900 Montgomery Street on the southeast side of New London, adjacent to Memorial Park and New London Skate Park.  Restrooms and a playground are located in Memorial Park. The depot also has restrooms and there are portapotties on the grounds.  This is a rain or shine event. There is no entrance fee to Heritage Days and Rail Fest; however, there are costs associated with our vendors and the trackless train.  Please enter through the railroad depot to sign our guest book and check out our raffle items. Bring the entire family!

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Our Generous 2014 Event Sponsors

Members of the New London Historical Society appreciate these local supporters for their contribution to 2014 Heritage Days & Rail Fest . . .

New London Tourism Commission

           New London Building Supply

Demming-Noel Insurance

           First State Bank 

Cline Hanson Funeral Home

 


1840s Buckskinners' Village

Event presented by:
The New London Heritage Historical Society

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