JUNE 30

· LIVING HISTORY Learn about the      1790-1840 lifestyles in the Kickapoo Valley with demonstrations of muzzleloader shooting, fire building, fur trading and other frontier skills from presenters in authentic costumes.

       Sessions at 9a.m & 1 p.m near the Visitor Center.

· HORSE-DRAWN WAGON HISTORY TOURS - Starting at Rockton Cemetery; South on Old Highway 131 Trail.

Tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

· RECOGNITION CEREMONY Reception honoring  Kickapoo Reserve Management founding Board Member George Nettum.

2 p.m in the Visitor Center. 

 

JULY 1

· BOOK RELEASE The Re-Publication of    THE KICKAPOO VALLEY: THE GEM OF WISCONSIN  written by Gertrude Frazier and Rose B. Poff in 1896. Republished by the Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve as part of their local history project series. 

1 p.m in the Visitor Center.

· HISTORY OF THE ROCKTON AREA Presentation & Discussion with lots of Historic Photos.

2 p.m. in the Visitor Center.

 

JULY 4

· OLD HIGHWAY 131 TRAIL OPEN TO VEHICLES   Featuring the covered bridge, former homesteads, prairies in progress, Star Valley Memorial and   scenic beauty!!

(One way travel - enter at the south end from

La Farge: Highway 131, left (west) on Seeleyburg Road just north of the ballpark in La Farge,    follow signs)

Gates open 12:00 noon til 4 P.M.

· WINNING BID ANNOUNCED FROM    SILENT AUCTION  – ANTIQUE QUILT donated by   Marie and Clifford Turner to the Friends of the Reserve is a 1930’s era signature  product of the ladies of the Oden   Community Club. Proceeds from the winning bid donated to the education programs at the Reserve.  Bids end at 4 pm.

Heritage days

At the Kickapoo Valley Reserve

June 30-July 5

~SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE RESERVE~

Ontario Mill 1970

June 30-July 5

An exhibit of photos and “virtual tour” of properties               purchased for the La Farge dam project will be at the KVR Visitor Center.                        A silent auction for an     antique quilt made by the ladies in the Oden Community Club (1930s era) will be on display for bidding. Copies of photos in the display can be purchased for a nominal fee.

     Visitor Center Hours:

  Saturday 8am—4:30pm

  Sunday    10am-4pm

  Mon,Tue,Thur 8am-4:30pm

  Wednesday 10am—4pm

(Located 1.5 miles north of La Farge on State Highway 131: Phone 608-625-2960)