1515 Memorial Drive

Manitowoc, WI 54220

(920) 684-5575

Fax: (920) 684-1915

Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 4:30

At the Manitowoc County Historical Society in March: Winter work homeschool day, Historic Housewives

Here's what is happening at the Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road in Manitowoc, this month: 
  • Dine Fundraiser at Port Sandy Bay: Wednesday, March 15 from 4 to 8 pm; A percentage from each order will help support our local history preservation and education.
  • Winter Work - Lumberjacks, Flapjacks, and  Syrup: Thursday, March 16 from 10 am to 2 pm; Just because it is cold out doesn’t mean the work stops! Join us in the woods for the winter’s work. Make a lumberjack’s breakfast. Learn about the tools, jobs, and day to day tasks in the lumber camp. This program is targeted to families and homeschool groups. Advanced registration is required. 
  • Historic Housewives of Manitowoc County (Hungry for History program): Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 pm at Branch Station; Discover the women movers and shakers in Manitowoc County at the turn of the 20th century! A meal follows the program. Advanced registration is required. 
  • Sunbonnet Making with Marna Davis: Friday, March 24 from 9 am to 5 pm; Join dressmaker and historian Marna Davis for a workshop in historical bonnets. How exactly do you know when a sunbonnet is from? Marna walks participants through the differences that set sunbonnets apart from one another and their place on the timeline. Make and take your own bonnet. Advanced registration is required. 
  • Heritage Trades School: Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26; Join one of these weekend workshops - blacksmithing, carpentry, woodstove cooking, and dressmaking -  to create and take home a project from one of our workshop options. Spend the weekend immersed in Pinecrest Village and take a bit of 19th century life and learning with you when you go! Advanced registration is required. 
For more information, visit ManitowocCountyHistory.org or call the museum at (920) 684-4445. The museum's winter hours are: Open Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am to 2pm; McAllister House Welcome Center is open and grounds are open for site strolls. Site stroll admission is $5 and free for MCHS Members. 
About the Manitowoc County Historical Society
Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a museum of living history. This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village - a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County's early settlers. 
Pinecrest Historical Village began in 1970 with a land donation from the Hugo and Eleanor Vetting family.  The Village has grown to represent a reproduction of a small Wisconsin community during the early 1900s. The buildings form the commercial, social, and political core of a town and they represent several architectural styles of Wisconsin's history. The furnishings, items, and tools in the various buildings used by the Pinecrest Village interpreters are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions. 

For more information on the Manitowoc County Historical Society, contact the museum at (920) 684-4445 or ManitowocCountyHistory.org.