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 10 Vintage Vehicle Show
September 12 Park Closed for Repaving--We apologize for any inconvenience
September 15 The Bootlegger's Party (all guests must be age 21+)
October 4 Bea Seidl Book Presentation & Signing (FREE)
October 15 & 22 Halloween at Heritage Hill
December 10 & 17 The Spirit of Christmas Past (premium pricing applies)
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.
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.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.
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)!
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
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.