Upcoming Events at Heritage Hill

August 30  Kids FREE Tuesday (Limit 4 children per 1 paid adult)

September 6  Robert A. Birmingham Book Presentation & Signing (FREE)

September 7  Caddie Woodlawn Homeschool Program (must register in advance--PM Program Now Open!)

September 10  Vintage Vehicle Show

September 12  Park Closed for Repaving--We apologize for any inconvenience

September 13  Lunch & Lecture Series (must register in advance)

September 14  After Hours Segway Tour (must register in advance)

September 15  The Bootlegger's Party (all guests must be age 21+)

October 4  Bea Seidl Book Presentation & Signing (FREE)

October 5  Meet the Presidents! Homeschool Program (register in advance  **Morning Session is FULL! Please CALL to be placed on the Wait List for an Afternoon Program**)

October 15 & 22   Halloween at Heritage Hill

November 15  Lunch & Lecture Series (must register in advance)

November 16  Victorian Tea & Etiquette Homeschool Program (must register in advance *Limited Space Available--Please Call*)

December 7  World War II Homeschool Program (must register in advance  *1 Spot Left--Please Call* **Please CALL to be placed on the Wait List for an Afternoon Program**)

December 10 & 17  The Spirit of Christmas Past (premium pricing applies)

"Skunk Hill" Book Presentation & Signing

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

6:00 pm Education Center and Gift Store open for book purchase
6:30 pm Presentation with signing to follow
Admission is FREE

Rising above the countryside of Wood County, Wisconsin, Powers Bluff is a large outcrop of quartzite rock that resisted the glaciers that flattened the surrounding countryside. It is an appropriate symbol for the Native people who once lived on its slopes, quietly resisting social forces that would have crushed and eroded their culture. A large band of Potawatomi, many returnees from the Kansas Prairie Band Potawatomi reservation, established the village of Tah-qua-kik or Skunk Hill in 1905 on the 300-foot-high bluff, up against the oddly shaped rocks that topped the hill and protected the community from the cold winter winds.

Skunk Hill

In "Skunk Hill", archeologist Robert A. Birmingham traces the largely unknown story of this community, detailing the role it played in preserving Native culture through a harsh period of US Indian policy from the 1880s to 1930s. The story's central focus is the Drum Dance, also known as the Dream Dance or Big Drum, a pan-tribal cultural revitalization movement that swept the Upper Midwest during the Great Suppression, emphasizing Native values and rejecting the vices of the white world. Though the community disbanded by the 1930s, the site, now on the National Register of Historic Places with two dance circles still visible on the grounds, stands as testimony to the efforts of its members to resist cultural assimilation.

Vintage Vehicle Show

Saturday, September 10, 2016

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Vintage Car

Car enthusiasts, have we got a show for you! Our first ever traditional vehicle show will include vehicles that date from pre-1900 all the way up to the present day. Chat with the car owners and learn about the history and the unique characteristics of each vehicle. Celebrate the craftsmanship of American and foreign cars spanning more than a century. Enjoy a parade of all the featured vehicles at 3:00 pm, as they exit the park.

Participant Registration

Bootlegger's Party Tickets Now Available

Thursday, September 15, 2016

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event will be “the Cat’s Meow” reliving those bygone years during prohibition when alcohol was hard to get, the music was grand and folks knew how to have a good time. Get  “dolled up” and join us for this joint fundraiser at the “Juicy Joint” (Speakeasy)!

 Flapper 2016

Area businesses with longevity in our community will supply our food and beverage. We’ll be “Putting on the Ritz” with plenty of hooch, (beer & wine), good “vittles” from local establishments, and Blackjack tables from Casino Events. We’ll have a “Whoopee” of a time!

Tickets are available at Heritage Hill, by phone (920) 448-5150, or online here.

All attendees must be 21 or older to attend. Valid photo IDs must be shown the night of the event.

Help us spread the word for this event by using the hashtag #BootleggersParty

Calling All Volunteers!

Are you looking for a place to volunteer? Do you need service hours for school or work? Is your business looking for volunteer projects in the community? Heritage Hill can help you--while you help us!

We are always looking for new volunteers. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available--everything from helping in concessions or driving the tram to playing historic games and dressing in period clothing. Volunteer Applications are available here and at the Front Desk in our Education Center. For more information or to submit your application, contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

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.