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Lace up your running shoes! The Bustle Hustle 5K Run/Walk is great for all ages and most energy levels. Prizes awarded to top finishers in each age division. Old World Wisconsin WILL be open following the race, so you can spend the day!

Celebrate Old World Wisconsin's wild side at Nature Day. This fun new event combines the best of the old Bird Walk and Wildflower Walk with some fun new adventures! You can come for the whole day, or pick and choose just those sessions that interest you.

Sip, savor, and shop at Old World Foundation's premier summer festival, Midsummer Magic. You'll find plenty to eat and drink as you stroll the charming 1880s Village. Enjoy live music on four stages. Find that special treasure at the artisans' market. Relax and unwind as the sun slowly sets. You won't want to miss the fun!

Lamb at Old World Wisconsin - Photo by Ronald Foat
Scenes from Old World Wisconsin
Welcome to Old World Foundation
Old World Foundation is a local, independent non-profit organization that supports the special projects and programs of Old World Wisconsin Historic Site. We call our supporters Friends of Old World Wisconsin. Like a loyal and dependable friend, Old World Foundation provides Old World Wisconsin with helpful assistance. Since its founding in 1984, OWF has given $7 million in gifts that have improved the visitor experience and preserved Old World Wisconsin:

Major exhibits like the Village Livery Stable (construction begins spring 2015), Thomas General Store, Caldwell Hall, and Pleasant Ridge.

Improvements to existing exhibits, like St. Peter's alter rail conservation, Schulz Farm thatched roofs, UV-blocking window film, paint, and more.

New programming: cycles for Catch Wheel Fever!, special event supplies, day camp, workshops and vintage base ball.

Additional farm animals, their feed and care, and behind-the-scenes facilities.

Items for the gardeners, from tiny seeds to a van to transport plants and equipment.

Marketing to spread the word about Old World Wisconsin far and wide.

And much, much more!

Why? Old World Foundation is passionate about Old World Wisconsin. Its inspiring stories and engaging exhibits deserve to be enjoyed today and preserved for future generations. Old World Wisconsin is a State Historic Site, owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Private support is crucial to providing items outside of the site's operating budget that would otherwise go unfunded.

The Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) charity, entirely separate from Old World Wisconsin and the State of Wisconsin. With your help, we can preserve Old World Wisconsin's treasures, grow its audience, and create exciting experiences for all to enjoy.

This Day In Wisconsin History
Calling all history buffs! With the help of the Wisconsin Historical Society, we are pleased to offer you a special window to the past. Each day, you can go back in time and learn about facts and events that shaped Wisconsin's History. Read what happened This Day In Wisconsin History!
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