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Old World Wisconsin provides more life on the farm experiences

Old World Wisconsin

Following the opening of the new "Life on the Farm" daily experience at Old World Wisconsin, the museum will offer additional farm-related events June 15-17, according to a news release.

"Life on the Farm" features the opportunity for visitors to experience what life was like living and working on a 19th-century Midwestern farm and will be offered on a daily basis throughout the operating season. 

Additional Farm-Related Events include the following

After-Hours Barn Dance on Friday, June 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Adults $10; children (5-17) $7; 4 and under are free.

The barn dance will be held in the upper loft of the historic Clausing Barn. All ages are welcome; no experience necessary. Snacks available for purchase at the dance; the Clausing Barn Restaurant will also be open until 6:30 p.m. with light meals and snacks available. Reservations are required; available through noon Friday at or (262) 594-6301.

Rousing with the Roosters Breakfast Workshops on Saturday, June 16 from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. (while this event just sold out, additional dates available are July 7 and 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 15)

Visitors looking to extend the "Life on the Farm" experience may explore the way an 1880s farm day began, as they prepare a sunrise meal, feed farm animals, tend the gardens and enjoy a breakfast on the Koepsell farmhouse porch. Museum admission is included. 

Father's Day Dairy Breakfast PLUS "Men at Work" event on Sunday, June 17 with seating from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The museum opens for the "Men at Work" event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In conjunction with June being Dairy Month in Wisconsin, Old World Wisconsin is hosting a Father's Day Dairy Breakfast featuring dairy-made selections plus hearty entrees. Adults  $18; children (5-12) $9; 4 and under FREE.  

Reservations required for the above events and can be made at or (262) 594-6301.

All dads receive free museum admission on June 17.  "Men at Work" features jobs traditionally performed by men in the late 1800s, including the blacksmith, shoemaker and wagon shops, plus horse-drawn omnibus rides, and even a wooden spoon maker.

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