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2018 EVENT CALENDAR

FOR THE

WATERTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PLEASE NOTE 

ALL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

CALL (920) 261-2796 FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
 

Judy Quam, a guide and former manager of the Octagon House Museum,

joins volunteers in an annual spring cleaning effort at the local landmark. 

For several days each April, workers prepare the historic home for the upcoming tourism season. 

The former home of John and Eliza Richards was built in 1854.

 

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Octagon House Museum opens May 1st

so mark your calendar to visit us this year.

╰☆╮GREAT DEAL: Become a member of our society now

and receive two tickets for free tour of

Octagon House and grounds on the day of your choosing.

 

www.watertownhistory.org/Membership.htm

 

2018 EVENT LISTING

 

April 23:  History Show & Tell”

Annual Membership/2018 Season Kick-Off Meeting

 

The Watertown Historical Society invites the community to participate in a special history “show and tell” event on Monday, April 23, starting at 7 p.m. at the Watertown Senior and Community Center, 514 S. First St.

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite antique or unique vintage item to talk about at the event, where rarely seen collectibles from the archives at the Octagon House Museum will also be displayed.

 

Residents who found antique items in the Rock River during its drawn down last summer are especially encouraged to share them at this event, said Melissa Lampe, society president.  In addition to the show and tell, the historical society will present information regarding special museum projects in 2018 and conduct its annual Board of Directors election. 

 

The Octagon House Museum, which is owned and operated by the society, will begin its 79 th tour season on May 1.  There is no cost to attend the history show and tell event. For more information, please call the museum at (920) 261-2796 or email whs@watertownhistory.org

 

 

August 5:  Annual 1st Brigade Band Concert & Ice Cream Social 

For more information, call 902-261-2796

 

September 8:  Octagon House Antiques & Art Show (4th annual)

For more information, call 902-261-2796

 

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The Octagon House Museum is located at 919 Charles Street, Watertown, Wisconsin.

Also on the grounds are the first kindergarten, pioneer barn and tour center gift shop.

 

MUSEUM HOURS

 

May:

12-3 pm, Sat & Sun (other by appointment)

 

June, July & August:

12-3 pm, Every day except Tuesdays (will be open of July 4th)

 

September:

12-3 pm, Sat & Sun (other by appointment)

 

Tours are fully guided every hour on the hour in an air-conditioned museum.

 

For more information please call the Octagon House Museum at (920) 261-2796 or check the Events page of our website, www.watertownhistory.org

 

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