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Manitowoc, WI 54220

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Manitowoc County Historical Society receives WI Humanities Mini Grant

The Manitowoc County Historical Society has received a Wisconsin Humanities Mini Grant. The museum's program, "Heritage Maker's Market" will be held June 24th and 25th at the Manitowoc County Historical Society. This supports Wisconsin Humanities' mission to strengthen our democracy through educational and cultural programs that build connections and understanding among people of all backgrounds and beliefs throughout the state.

Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Heritage Maker's Market will be an exhibition of historical skills, trades, and crafts. Visitors to the market will have an opportunity to view demonstrations is folk arts and crafts and shop the American timeline of handcrafted items including Luke's Lost Arts, the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association, Brooms by Little John, and more! Pose for a tintype photograph by H.H. Bennett Studio. "The Heritage Maker's Market is an opportunity to feel Pinecrest Village come alive as it would've been in days gone by." says Program Coordinator, Hannah. 

The grant received by the Manitowoc County Historical Society will provide the means to establish this event. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information in vending and demonstrating contact Hannah at (920) 684-4445 or Programs@ManitowocCountyHistory.org. To learn more about the museum and its programming, please visit ManitowocCountyHistory.org or call (920) 684-4445. 
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.