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2016 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

 

2017 EVENT LISTING

 

August 6:  Annual 1st Brigade Band Concert & Ice Cream Social 

 

The Octagon House Museum, 919 Charles St., Watertown, Wisconsin, will be the setting of the Watertown Historical Society’s annual ice cream and homemade cake social on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 1:30-4 p.m.

 

Civil War era music will be performed by the 1st Brigade Band. The band “makes history live” by playing period brass band music on antique instruments while dressed in Civil War era uniforms and gowns.

 

 

September 9:  Antique Show

 

The picturesque grounds of the historic Octagon House Museum, located at 919 Charles St., Watertown, Wisconsin, will be the setting for an outdoor antique show accompanied by a silent auction of quality antique items on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

November 25 & 26:  Annual Christmas Play

 

Four-scene play set in historic Octagon House Museum, located at 919 Charles St., Watertown, Wisconsin.  From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, with a new performance every half-hour.  Presented by The Watertown Players, Inc. & The Watertown Historical Society

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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.

 

HOURS

 

11:00 to 3:00 from May 1st to Memorial Day

 

10:00 to 4:00 daily from day after Memorial Day through Labor Day

 

11:00 to 3:00 after Labor Day to October 31

 

Tours are fully guided every hour on the hour

 

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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