At Heritage Hill State Park, we inspire curiosity and foster meaningful interaction through interpretation with unique, engaging experiences that don’t exist anywhere else in Northeast Wisconsin. Come explore this hidden gem that awaits. Come to play, stay to learn by immersing yourself in the beauty of our 56 acre park and 24 historical and reproduction buildings.
“We’re So Much More Than Your 4th Grade Field Trip”
Happy Friday! Today's weather has us thinking of summer, and the start to our season of "Kids Free Friday's @ The Hill". Each Friday Heritage Hill will be bringing to you a family friendly activity that you can partake in Heritage Hill State Park or at home. Posted is our "Family Scavenger Hunt" that you can partake in with your family here @ The Hill today, April 3rd from 10am - 3pm. Please feel free to tag Heritage Hill along your journey, post pictures to our page, and provide us with your feedback. All you will need is your electronic device to follow along. A reminder that our gates and trails are open M-F 10am to 3pm, leashed dogs are welcome, and admission fees are waived at this time. Our bathrooms facilities are closed at this time, so please plan accordingly. Also, please follow the guidelines set in place by Governor Evers and social distancing. ... See MoreSee Less
🌞This beautiful weather has us thinking of summer, and the start to our season of "Kids Free Friday's @ The Hill". Each Friday Heritage Hill will be bringing to you a family friendly activity that you can partake in Heritage Hill State Park or at home. Watch our page tomorrow for our posting of a "Family Scavenger Hunt" that you can partake in with your family here @ The Hill, Friday, April 3rd. All you will need is your electronic device to follow along. A reminder that our gates and trails are open M-F 10am to 3pm, leashed dogs are welcome, and admission fees are waived at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to "Tune Into Your History Tuesday's @ The Hill: Belgian Farmhouse Butter Making Bringing a little piece of Heritage Hill into your home! Join us for a behind the scenes video with step by step instructions on how you can create Heritage Hill's Belgian Farmhouse Butter Making experience right in your very own home. We would love to receive your comments and pictures of your participation at home. Feel free to tag Heritage Hill State Park or email us at email@example.com
Making Butter History Prior to the 1860s, butter was commonly made in the home by rural women, who then sold their product to grocers or neighbors. In 1861, factories in the United States started producing butter, and in 1880 the cream separator was invented, which quickened the process and decreased costs. This did not mean, however, that home production of butter ended. Factory-produced butter was more convenient than homemade butter, but it also had its drawbacks. Even when butter was available, some women preferred to make their own butter, as they did not trust the quality of cream used by the new dairy firms. Impure milk had been linked to tuberculosis.3 In 1873, Elizabeth F. Ellet wrote “Always to make good butter or cheese shows great care and excellent judgment in the farmer’s wife.”4 Wisconsin women were still making butter at home into the 1930’s.5 To make butter, cream is placed into a butter churn. The cream is agitated until buttermilk and butter separate. The butter is then worked with a ladle and formed into lumps or placed into a butter mold.
Supplies: Heavy Cream Mason Jar or Small sealable container Wooden bowl and paddle Salt Pitcher of Water Extra container for buttermilk Slop Bucket (or you can just pour in kitchen sink)
Procedure: Gather materials. Pour about ¼ cup of cream into the jar or sealable container. Make sure the lid is on tightly. Shake the jar until the butter forms, this can take 10-20 minutes. The cream will thicken and form a ball of butter with buttermilk liquid surrounding it. Keep shaking until you hear a sloshing noise, this is the buttermilk separating from the butter. You should be able to hear the clump of butter hitting the sides of the jar and the buttermilk sloshing around. It may take a while, so take turns and have fun! Drain the buttermilk from the jar into a container to use later. Pour the butter ball out of the jar and into the wooden bowl. Pour water over the butter and press (do not stir) with the wooden paddle. Pour cloudy water into a slop bucket or your kitchen sink. Continue steps 5 and 6 until the water around the butter is clear. Add salt to the butter. This is done for preserving (and taste).
You can eat your butter and use the buttermilk for pancakes or other recipes. Store both in the refrigerator and remember they don’t have the preservatives in processed products so for food safety use in the next few days.
Keep an eye out for Heritage Hill's new Facebook video series launching tomorrow, "Tune Into Your History Tuesday's @ The Hill". These videos will be providing a behind the scenes tour of various departments here at Heritage Hill, a look into areas of the park that visitors do not get to experience, projects that are being worked on, and things that you can participate in to bring a little piece of Heritage Hill into your into your home. ... See MoreSee Less
A Message to Our Community: Staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates. During this time, we know that the physical and mental health of our community is critical. Here is the latest update beginning March 26th for anyone wishing to walk @ The Hill 1.5 miles of paths: • 10am – 3:00pm Monday – Friday our main gate off our Webster Ave. main parking lot will be open • Admission Rate is being WAIVED at this time. • We ask that you please stick to the paved or gravel paths. • Please note that restrooms on our grounds are closed at this time, so please plan accordingly when visiting. • For the safety of visitors our Fort Dahlin: Children’s Interactive Learning Center is temporarily closed. • As mandated by Governor Evers you shall not gather in groups of 10 or more people and maintain six feet of distance from others.
The following buildings at Heritage Hill are temporarily closed to the public: • Education Center/Visitor Center • Gift Shop • Historic buildings • Staff Offices (we are on site, but not allowing outside visitors) • If you have questions, call us at 920.448.5150, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook. We'll be monitoring these channels on weekdays.
**Pet Policy Reminder: Dogs are welcome. All dogs must be on a leash, and all pet waste must be collected and disposed of off park grounds.
We also ask that you help us gauge visitation during this time by emailing us at email@example.com or messaging us on Facebook to let us know you've visited, including how many in your party, your home zip code, and feel freetag us on social media. ... See MoreSee Less
Please see an update below regarding Encompass's the BIG event that was scheduled to take place May 30th, 2020 here at Heritage Hill. We will continue to pass along information as it is communicated. Thank youSTATEMENT FROM ENCOMPASS REGARDING THE BIG EVENT 2020❗️ #TheBigEvent #Encompass #GreenBay #Wisconsin #COVID19 #Eventpostponement ... See MoreSee Less