Friday, May 15, 2009

At Work and at Play at Wade House

At Work and at Play at Wade House

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Sunday, May 17, 2009 10 am-5 pm

Come help Wade House get ready for spring. Prepare and plant the gardens, fill straw ticks, air out quilts, make beds, black the stove, and sweep floors. Experience behind-the-scenes tours of the Herrling Sawmill, making an "S" hook project in the blacksmith shop, candle dipping, and log skidding. On Sunday only, take in the sights and sounds of vintage base ball as it was played (and spelled) in the 1860s. Come celebrate the household duties, the trades, and the fun that helped shape this 160-year-old community.

Ticket Info:

Adults $11; children (5-17) $5.50; students and senior citizens (65 and over) $9.25; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $30. Horse-drawn transportation on the site included in ticket cost.

Location Info:
Venue: Wade House

Wade House, an 1860s stagecoach inn built to serve traffic along the plank road that connected Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, tells the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family during the Civil War years. In addition to the inn, the historic site includes the recently reconstructed Herrling sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation. Wade House is also home to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which houses the state's largest collection of antique carriages and working wagons.

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