Support Heritage Hill...

And Get a Bonus for YOU!

Heritage Hill is participating in Younker's Community Days event this spring. If you make a $5 donation to Heritage Hill, you receive a coupon book with over $500 of savings, which is good at any BonTon store: Younkers, Boston Store, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, Bergner's, or Carson's!

The Community Days Sale runs February 27 & 28, with a presale on February 26. The books include coupons for $10 off a $10+ purchase, 30% off an item, and a reusable 25% off your purchase. This year's coupons can even be used on Bonus Buys, which are usually excluded from these kind of deals. The coupons also feature web ID numbers, so the coupons can be used online in addition to, or instead of, in the store.

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To make your donation, and receive your coupon book, stop into the Heritage Hill Education Center Monday through Friday, 9am until 4:30pm. For Green Bay shoppers, a Heritage Hill Staff member will be taking donations and giving out coupon books at the Bay Park Square Younkers store on February 26 from 10am until noon and from 4pm until 6pm. If you cannot make it to the Park or Bay Park Square Mall, you can make your donation online, and your coupon book ships to you for FREE!

 

Heritage Hill Gift Store's After Inventory CLEARANCE Sale!

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We have a large variety of items clearanced, at AMAZING prices! There are pins, ornaments, preserves, salsas, and fruit butters, games and toys, clothing, walking sticks, books, candy, and more! Prices start at just 10¢! Just look for the orange sticker.

While supplies last, our Heritage Hill 2015 Calendars are Buy 1, Get 1 FREE in the Heritage Hill Gift Store! The calendars feature over 35 full-color photos from around the park and contain the full 2015 schedule of Special Events.

The Gift Store is open Monday through Friday, 9am-4:30pm.

 

Spring Thaw Lecture Series

Friday, March 20, 2015
5:30pm

The Green Bay Botanical Gardens and Heritage Hill are teaming up to present An Evening with Peter Hatch. Mr. Hatch is a celebrated author of four books on the gardens of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, where he served as Director of Gardens and Grounds for 35 years. Credited with uncovering Jefferson’s experimental gardens filled with plants from around the world and their revolutionary influences, Mr. Hatch will share with us his visionary interpretation of this 2,400-acre historic mountaintop estate and his relentless restoration of its pioneering gardens. 

 Members* $25 Non-Members $35

*Members of Green Bay Botanical Garden, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, The Neville Public Museum, The Green Bay/De Pere Antiquarian Society, Inc. receive the special member rate.

To register, please call (920) 490-9457.
For more information on the Spring Thaw Lecture, please contact Emily Hansum, GBBG Education Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 122 or email ehansum@gbbg.org.

Fort Howard Guard House Update

The Fort Howard Guardhouse project continues through the winter months with the construction of the interior furnishings.

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The interiors of the Guardhouse and Commanders office are now completed, the next step is to furnish them in the 1836 time period. Research provided an accurate furnishing detail, hardwood writing desks, bookcases and tables are several of the furniture pieces that are currently being constructed by talented staff and volunteers at Heritage Hill’s Daniel-Kress Restoration Center. 

Volunteers

David Haack –Preservation carpenter (eight years with Heritage Hill) is putting the final touches on the hardwood desks and book cases he constructed. Desks were used by soldiers to study in the Commander’s library also the commanders  and  adjutants desks were  used for daily paper work and at times used to write correspondence documents to the war department in Washington –Several of these documents still exist today in the National archives–referred to as the quartermaster reports.

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Painted pieces constructed by volunteers include pegboard hangers, shelves and gun racks for the guards, flint lock muskets.   Painted in one of two colors identified in the research for the 1836 Fort Howard. Prussian blue or burnt sienna. Both colors historically ordered as powdered pigments then mixed with either milk, water or linseed oil.

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Weddings/Private Events at Heritage Hill

Imagine saying "I do" with the company of your closest friends and family in the beautiful setting of Heritage Hill State Historical Park - or have a shower, birthday party, anniversary party or more at the best kept secret in Green Bay.  For more information, click here.