WASHINGTON COUNTY HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Washington County Museum
Fort Calhoun, NE


SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

Schedule

Friday, August 8

  • Exhibit registration - 6-8 pm



Saturday, August 9

  • Exhibit registration - 7:30 - 9 am

  • Pancake Feed in the park (suggested $6 donation benefits WCHA) - 8 - 11 am

  • Show opens to the public! Antique Tractors on display from 9 am to 4 pm. - 9 am

  • face painting in the park - 10am - 12 pm

  • Music in the Park with ..... - 10:30 - 12:30

  • Pedal Pull registration for ages 4 - 12 and adult pull ages 13 and up (15th Street by the park) - 1:30 pm

  • Pedal Pull begins - 2 pm

  • Straw Treasure Hunt in the park - After Pull

  • "Timeline" re-enactments at Fort Atkinson. See re-enactors from many time periods - from 18th Century through WWII. - 10-5 pm

  • Watermelon in the Park - 11 am to 1 pm

  • Homemade Ice Cream - 11 am - 2 pm

  • "Stink Bait" bluegrass band in the park - 1-3 pm

  • Homemade Pies for sale - 11 am - 1 pm

  • Lunch Available - 11 am - 1 pm

  • Evening Music in the Park with Cover band "Thrift Shop Radio" - 7-9 pm

Throughout the day

9 - 4 pm

  • Displays of antique tractors and machinery outside the museum and in the park

  • Archaeology Roadshow inside museum. Museum exhibits open all day

  • Re-enactments from 18th century through WWII at Fort Atkinson. Living history interpretive areas include blacksmithing, butter-churning, military displays, weaving, cooking and more.

  • Food booths in the park and next to the museum

  • Pancake Breakfast and Lunch available

  • Watermelon Feed / Home-made Ice Cream / Pies for sale

  • Gift Shop Sale in Museum

Pedal tractors of all sizes await the start of the pedal pull for ages four through adult. Collections of toy farm machinery filled the Edith Neale Gallery in the museum. David Mohr displayed his dad's 1924 Model T that was rebuilt into a race car. Vintage autos lined Monroe Street in Fort Calhoun. The Van Der Hart Family's 1918 potato planter was a big hit. Little ones were fascinated with those huge tractor wheels. Some vintage tractors looked like new, while others were not yet restored. Members of the Fort Calhoun Enhancement Committee passed out free watermelon. What Is It Tractors Straw-Hunt Pedal Pull Model-A Mad Cow Lawn-Tractors Ice-Cream Face-Painting EVAPA-Trolley Doodlebug Corn-Hooks