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

 August 6 and 7, 2016


Saturday, August 6

  • Village open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Vendors, refreshments and Buckskinners' encampment on the grounds
  • Rummage Sale with collectibles and other items
  • Lumberjack Shows at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 7

  • Village open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Music, vendors, refreshments and Buckskinners' encampment on the grounds
  • Rummage Sale with collectibles and other items
  • Bake sale in the Octagon House starting at 10 a.m.
  • Non-denominational church service in the Little White Chapel at 10:30 am.
  • Lumberjack shows at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
  • Sweepstakes Drawing winners announced in the Depot at 3 p.m.
    1st Prize $300 •
    2nd Prize $150 • 3rd Prize $75 • Also misc. 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, a 1923 Chicago & Northwestern train depot and an Edison / Simmons garage and.  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 built in 1968 and Soo Line boxcar built in 1928.  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 prior to 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 the United Methodist Church Men's Club.  This is the society's 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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Lumberjack Show

Event presented by:
The New London Heritage Historical Society

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