FAMILY FRONTIER DAY

 All Ages Can Experience Living History at this Free Library Event

 2nd Annual Family Frontier Day at Pioneer Village to be held next month

– Library patrons of all ages are invited to spend the day with Monarch Library System and member libraries for our 2nd annual Family Frontier Day at Pioneer Village on Saturday, October 20th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience history come alive while exploring over 24 restored buildings and structures from pioneer living, dating from the 1840s to early 1900s, complete with a variety of artifacts and antiques.

As you walk the grounds and explore buildings, a fur trader, school teacher, rope maker, and antique tool demonstrator will be demonstrating the ways of early rural village life. Many of these demonstrations will include hands-on opportunities. An abundance of family friendly activities will also be offered: pioneer games; pioneer inspired toys and crafts; pioneer songs and music by Poul and Linda Sanderson of Pickin’ Up Speed, a Milwaukee based bluegrass band; make your own rope; story time in a hay barn built in 1865; a scavenger hunt; embroidery lessons; and more. Sign-up for embroidery at the Welcome Table when registering (limited to 24 participants). Refreshments will be available for purchase from the Ozaukee County Historical Society as well as fresh kettle corn popped by Rick’s Kettle Corn.

Ozaukee County Pioneer Village is a 7.5 acre historical park bordered by Hawthorne Hills County Park, located on Hwy I between the villages of Newburg and Saukville.

This free family event will be held rain or shine and includes both indoor and outdoor activities. Family Frontier Day at Pioneer Village is made possible by the collaborative effort of the Monarch Library System; public libraries of Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington Counties; Ozaukee County Historical Society; and Ozaukee County Pioneer Village.

To learn more about this free library event, check out Monarch Library System Annual Events on Facebook, visit www.monarchlibraries.org, or contact your local Monarch library in Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, or Washington counties.

About Monarch Library System

Monarch Library System (MLS) proudly offers supporting library services to the public libraries, and one institutional library, in 4 counties in southeastern Wisconsin: Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington counties. MLS is committed to helping its libraries provide exceptional library service. We provide our 33 member libraries with internet access, a shared library database called Monarch Catalog, transporting of library materials between libraries, assistance with funding additional library services such as Gale Courses and RBdigital (digital magazines), and much more.