Pinecrest Historical Village Manitowoc
History & Museums Manitowoc Two Rivers

Agricultural Heritage & Resources, Inc.

Preserved Czech farmstead, the home was built in 1876. The entire farmstead has displays and exhibits. Located at the site is also a Pavilion with exhibits, air-conditioned and heated, with a conference room and is handicap accessible. Open for tours, including specialty meals and entertainment.

Volunteer non-profit organization operated by Agricultural Heritage Resources, Inc.

Capitol Civic Centre

What began as an opulent 1920’s movie house, this recently renovated theater is “center stage,” hosting local theater, music, comedy, dance, famous starts and more! Rentals are welcome. Free tours available; call the box office in advance for accommodations. See the stars’ dressing rooms, “Green Room!,” backstage, and historic theatre, while learning the theater’s history. Go online, cccshows.org, to learn more and to see what’s on stage at the Capitol. 

Hamilton Woodtype and Printing Museum

Two Rivers Historical Society:

We’re celebrating the History of Hamilton and enter into a new era in the preservation of American Wood Type. Printing & type cutting demos and interesting displays for the entire family.

The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton’s collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world. In addition to wood type, the Museum is home to an amazing array of advertising cuts from the 1930s through the 1970s, and all of the equipment necessary to make wood type and print with it, as well as equipment used in the production of hot metal type, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.

$5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for ages 65 and over, or under 12.

 

Historic Washington House

This warm 1850 hotel, historic saloon and museum will thrill Children of all ages. Enjoy the antique toy collection and the Victorian doll house, rare murals in second floor ballroom, and Ed Berner’s old-time ice cream parlor, the home of the original Ice Cream Sundae, and enjoy the red, white and blue Washington House Sundae as well as other soda fountain specialties. No admission fee.

Lake Michigan Carferry

Take the fun shortcut across Lake Michigan on the largest carferry on the Great Lakes! The 410′ S.S. BADGER holds 620 passengers, plus autos, RVs, buses and large trucks.  The S.S. BADGER offers daily sailings between Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan. Mid May through mid October. Vehicles travel with you! Affordable meals, snacks and beverages available on board. Badger Boatique gift shop, movie lounge, entertainment, video arcade and activities for children. Badger Boatel provides on-board overnight accommodations. Call for sailing times, information and reservations.

2015 Sailing Dates

Begins May 15, 2015
Double Sailing Begins June 12, 2015
Double Sailing Ends Aug 24, 2015
Season Ends Oct 11, 2015

 

 

 

Manitowoc County Historical Society

Discover a Civil War flag, learn the story of Manitowoc’s famous circus performers and see a 300-year-old dugout canoe! Many other interesting and historical things await you!

New Holstein Historical Society

Herman C. Timm House was built in 1873 and added on to in 1892. It has been fully restored (period 1893-1905) and is one of the Midwest’s few remaining “stick-style” Victorian Homes. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and features guided tours of both floors. Pioneer Corner Museum used to be a general store. Built in 1879, it houses general displays on the history of New Holstein as well as vignettes of early businesses & a one-room school house. Located on Hwy 57, 20 minutes from Manitowoc, offering walking tours, group pricing, combination tickets for both properties, costumed guides and step on guides (please call for information).

Pinecrest Historical Village

Step back in time to explore village and farm life in Manitowoc County from the 1850’s to the early 1900’s, travel through 25 historic buildings, and discover hands on activities at the Children’s Discovery Village. Located just three miles west of I-43, (Exit #152).

A Victorian Mansion built in 1891, listed on National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums. Galleries feature changing exhibitions and a collection of American Art. This is the site of Sputnikfest, as a piece of Sputnik IV landed in front of the Mansion in 1962. Named one of USA Today’s “10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities,” the museum features a World Class Art Collection.

Rogers Street Fishing Village and Museum

Nestled on the shore of the East Twin River, this museum village and heritage park is devoted to the history of Great Lakes commercial and charter fishing. Celebrate  175+ years of fishing heritage since 1837 by exploring an 1886 lighthouse, shipwreck artifacts, and beautiful works of art.  Or stop and ponder at the French Canadian exhibit, read about the Lifesaving Service, and picture yourself with the commercial fisherman. We’ve recently added, more artifacts from the famous Christmas Tree Ship (Rouse Simmons). Relive famous maritime disasters in the Coast Guard exhibit “Shipwrecks”!  We’re open Memorial Day through October from 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment year round.

 

Two Rivers Historic Farm Museum

Preserving a way of life through the display of farming equipment fifty years and older. This museum is dedicated to the hardest working people in Wisconsin…the dairy farmers. This unique Museum displays miscellaneous tools, antique tractors, vintage farm equipment and a display of a living room, kitchen/dining room and a bedroom of a farmhouse from the early 1900’s.

 

Wisconsin Maritime Museum and WWII Submarine

The Midwest’s largest maritime museum, where kids and adults can tour of the nation’s most completely restored WWII submarine, the USS COBIA. Discover a gallery dedicated to Wisconsin-built recreational boats, or time-travel back to a 19th century shipbuilding town. Have fun with hands-on activities in the Children’s Waterways Room and Little Lakefarer’s Room, and you can operate a working triple-expansion marine steam engine.  Then visit the Museum’s Gift Store, Pier 75, for all your nautical purchases! All at the region’s only Smithsonian affiliate and the largest Maritime Museum on the Great Lakes.

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