1515 Memorial Drive

Manitowoc, WI 54220

(920) 684-5575

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 4:30

Historical Society program shares stories of influential Manitowoc County women

The Manitowoc County Historical Society will hold a program in its signature Hungry for History series called "Historic Housewives of Manitowoc County." The program will feature the stories of local influential women.  The program will be held on Thursday, March 23 at Branch Station, 8112 Village Drive, Whitelaw. Doors will open at 5 pm for the program. The presentation will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal to follow. 
Cooking on an open fire, washing clothes by hand, keeping a diligent eye on the kids while also tending to some worn clothes in dire need of a patch job. This was common life for a woman back in pioneer times, and no woman was a stranger to this lifestyle. But our pioneer women also started libraries, classrooms, museums, and so much more! Discover the women movers and shakers in Manitowoc County at the turn of the 20th century!

This program is part of the Society's Hungry for History series with a meal following the program. The menu for the program will be a hot turkey sandwich with chips and a side salad. If you have dietary restrictions, please note that when placing your reservation to attend the program.

Advanced registration required at on museum's website at ManitowocCountyHistory.org/programs/housewives or by calling (920) 684-4445. The cost is $35. MCHS Members receive a 15% discount.

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.