KEWASKUM 125

Kewaskum Historical Society Presents

Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary

Founder's Day Celebration

June 12 & 13, 2020

River Hill Park – Kewaskum, WI

Woodland Sky Native American Dancers

June 13 at 3:30 PM

Downtown Harrison

June 13 at 1:30 PM

Whiskey In Me Tea

June 13 at 8 AM

Randy Peterson Family Fun

June 13 at 10 AM

Whiskey Belles

June 13 at 6:00 PM

Kewaskum Big Band

June 12 at 5 PM

Goodtime Dutchmen

June 13 at 1:30 PM

Riding Shotgun

June 13 at 9:00 PM

Still Undecided–The Band

June 12 at 7:30 PM

Woodland Sky Native American Dancers

June 13 at 3:30 PM

Kewaskum Big Band

June 12 at 5 PM

Still Undecided–The Band

June 12 at 7:30 PM

Whiskey In Me Tea

June 13 at 8 AM

Randy Peterson Family Fun

June 13 at 10 AM

Goodtime Dutchmen

June 13 at 1:30 PM

Downtown Harrison

June 13 at 1:30 PM

Whiskey Belles

June 13 at 6:00 PM

Riding Shotgun

June 13 at 9:00 PM

KEWASKUM, WISCONSIN

The Making of a Village

In 2020, the Village of Kewaskum celebrates the 125th Anniversary of its incorporation. In conjunction with this anniversary, the Kewaskum Historical Society has published a book documenting the village’s history.

With more than 300 pages and over 600 photos, this hardcover book includes detailed chapters with information about Chief Kewaskum, early pioneers, area businesses, schools, churches, local government, civic groups, and more.

Included throughout the book are memories from village residents, adding a personal touch to our already interesting village history. You will also find many historic photos, documents, maps and other items related to Kewaskum.

The Making of a Village Book

Meet the Authors

Date to be determined. Join us at The Tower Heritage Center Old Courthouse Museum for a social and book release program. Authors Aaron Laatsch and Anne Trautner will speak about their book, KEWASKUM WISCONSIN: The Making of a Village. The book will be available for purchase at the event. 100% of each sale benefits Kewaskum Historical Society. About The Authors


Kewaskum at 125 Exhibit

Now through July 31, 2021. Visit The Tower Heritage Center’s Kewaskum at 125, a temporary exhibit complementing the Village of Kewaskum’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

Meet the Authors

Date to be determined. Join us at The Tower Heritage Center Old Courthouse Museum for a social and book release program. Authors Aaron Laatsch and Anne Trautner will speak about their book, KEWASKUM WISCONSIN: The Making of a Village. The book will be available for purchase at the event. 100% of each sale benefits Kewaskum Historical Society. About The Authors

Kewaskum at 125 Exhibit

Now through July 31, 2021. Visit The Tower Heritage Center’s Kewaskum at 125, a temporary exhibit complementing the Village of Kewaskum’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

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CELEBRATING KEWASKUM
125 Years of Community

Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary

Entertainment & Events Schedule

Entertainment & Events

Schedule

12 Friday

Friday Night June 12, 2020
4:00 - 7:00 PM Fish Fry (Tickets Required)
Kewaskum Fire Department & J.O.'s
5:00 - 6:30 PM Kewaskum Big Band
Big Band & Swing Music
7:30 - 11:00 PM Still Undecided–The Band
Old School Rock

13 Saturday

Saturday June 13, 2020
7:30 AM Historic Hustle 5K Run/Walk
TRiE Fitness
8:00 - 10:30 AM Pancake Breakfast (Tickets Required)
Kewaskum Legion
8:00 - 10:30 AM Whiskey In Me Tea
Irish Fiddle & Guitar
10:00 AM Welcome Speech & 5K Awards
River Hill Park – East Side
10:00 - 11:00 AM Randy Peterson
Fun Program for Kids
Noon 125th Anniversary Parade
Downtown Kewaskum
1:30 - 3:00 PM Goodtime Dutchmen
Polka Music
1:30 - 3:00 PM Downtown Harrison
Entertainer
3:30 - 5:00 PM Woodland Sky Native American Dancers
Dance, Story & Song Theatrical Presentation
6:00 - 8:00 PM Whiskey Belles
Country Music
9:00 PM - Midnight Riding Shotgun
Rock Music
Dusk Fireworks
A short tribute fireworks show.
View from the bandstand area.
Wheelmen Antique Bicycles

Woodland Sky Native American Dancers

An authentic and colorful theatrical presentation of dance, story, and song. Dancers and singers of all ages from five tribal nations. A perfect family event!

Saturday at 3 PM

Also Featuring

Pioneer Encampment

History Displays & Museum

Kids' Activities

Food Vendors

Petting Zoo

Refreshments

Craft Vendors

Carriage Rides

Fireworks

Burgers & Brats by Kewaskum FD

Shuttle Bus

And Much More!

Historic People Under Historic Hustle Sign
Historic Hustle Logo

Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary

Historic Hustle

5K RUN/WALK

Run through time at the Kewaskum Historic Hustle 5K Run/Walk! This fun run will start at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Historic Log Cabin and Museum on Parkview Drive. The course will take participants south down the historic Eisenbahn State Trail, a flat & easy course, and return on the same trail to finish at the museum. This will be a professionally timed event, but it is open to all levels of runners and walkers. All paid participants receive a T-shirt.

Pioneer Camp Fiddle Player
Pioneer Camp Cooking

Pioneer Encampment

Take a walk back in time through the pioneer encampment along the Milwaukee River. Re-enactors represent early pioneers, dressed and living as they would have hundreds of years ago. Interact with them and hear stories from a time gone by. Enjoy history brought to life!

Friday and Saturday

Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary

Founder's Day Parade

SATURDAY at NOON

A Mammoth Parade

Step-off at 12 Noon

Kewaskum's Founder's Day Parade is guaranteed to be mammoth! The theme for this special event is Kewaskum Celebrates 125 Years!  After the parade, members of the UW Marching Band will perform the 5th Quarter at River Hill Park! Businesses, non-profit organizations, and families are encouraged to enter a float or walking group. Complete the parade entry form and join the fun!

Parade Route

From Kewaskum High School

South on Reigle Drive to 2nd Street

West on 2nd Street to Fond du Lac Avenue

South on Fond du Lac Avenue to Main Street

East on Main Street to Parkview Drive

UW Marching Band Members

Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary

Major Sponsors

A large part of what you experience at Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary Celebration is because of these amazing sponsors. Thank you!

Kewaskum Chamber of Commerce Logo Drexel Building Supply Logo Regal Ware Logo Westbury Bank Logo Geidels Piggly Wiggly Logo Village of Kewaskum Logo Kewaskum Historical Society Logo
Kewaskum Historical Society Logo Design Contest Winner

Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary

Logo Design Contest

Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary Founder’s Day Celebration Committee announced the winner of the 125th Anniversary Logo Contest in January 2019. Jennifer Sterr designed the winning logo, among a field of 94 entries. Jennifer also created a second variation of the logo to be used on banners on Main Street.

The logo background depicts the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which is fitting for the village named “Gateway to the Kettle Moraine State Forest”. The feathers and arrowhead are a subtle nod to Chief Kewaskum of the Potawatomi nation whom Kewaskum was named after. In the foreground is a farm field which represents Kewaskum’s rich agricultural past and present. The parent and child in the canoe enjoying time on the Milwaukee River represents the many outdoor activities modern-day Kewaskum has to offer.

Thank you to these sponsors

Sponsors of Jennifer's $1,000 prize were Dairy Queen, The Fifth Quarter, Hon-E-Kor and Tennies Ace Hardware.

Kewaskum 125th Logo

Kewaskum's 125th Anniversary

Founder's Day Celebration

June 12 & 13, 2020

River Hill Park – Kewaskum, WI

Contact

For more information or to find out how to get involved, please contact:

  • Aaron Laatsch
  • Anne Trautner
  • kewaskum125th@gmail.com
  • Kewaskum Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 394
  • Kewaskum, WI 53040
  • Follow Us

Tickets

Fish Fry and Pancake Breakfast advance tickets can be purchased at:

Friday Fish Fry
  • J.O.'s
  • The Fifth Quarter
  • Geidel's Piggly Wiggly
  • Fire Dept. Members
Saturday Pancake Breakfast
  • The Fifth Quarter
  • Geidel's Piggly Wiggly
  • Legion Members

Parade Route

The Parade steps off at Noon from Kewaskum High School:

South on Reigle Drive to 2nd St.

West on 2nd St. to Fond du Lac Av.

South on Fond du Lac Av. to Main St.

East on Main St. to Parkview Dr.

Shuttle Bus Locations

Pick up/drop off every 15-20 minutes:

Downtown Kewaskum Parking Lot
140 Main St.

Peace United Church of Christ
270 Main St.

Regal Ware, Inc.
1675 Reigle Dr.

River Hill Park
1202 Parkview Dr.

River Hill Park
1149 Riverview Dr.

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