"SPRING BLING" is Annual Luncheon Theme

New spring fashion colors and accessories will be featured at 'Spring Bling,' the New Holstein Historical Society’s annual luncheon on Saturday, April 5 at the Altona Supper Club.
Guest speaker Jillayne Bertram of Seasons by Design will introduce fresh color and jewelry trends, and share ideas for accessorizing with scarves. Fashion scarves for hands-on practice will be available for each luncheon guest to learn new ways to top off an outfit with a scarf. The scarves will be available for purchase after the program. Each guest will receive a small gift or savings coupon courtesy of Seasons by Design.
Seasons by Design is a premier gift shop featuring fashion accessories, home décor, garden accents and unique gifts located on Ford Drive in New Holstein.
Luncheon tickets are available at the New Holstein Public Library or by calling 920-894-7137. Ticket price of $15 includes lunch and program.
The Altona Supper Club is located at 2306 Calumet Drive in New Holstein. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by Bertram’s presentation and plenty of time for questions and scarf tying practice.
The spring luncheon is sponsored by the New Holstein Historical Society as an annual social/fund raiser event.

Hallstroms Honored at Annual Meeting (click photo for caption)

Hallstroms Honored at Annual Meeting (click photo for caption)

This Year’s Annual Meeting Program and Luncheon was held on Tuesday, January 14, at the Altona Supper Club beginning at noon with a sit-down lunch. The featured program was a presentation by Mr. Jim Draeger, Wisconsin’s State Preservation Officer. His topic was: Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Bars & Breweries. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and Jim was forced to cancel due to the weather. His program will be rescheduled for fall of 2014.
During the meeting portion of the event, Board of Director members were elected. Incumbents Terry Thiessen and Donna Schneider were re-elected to a three year term on the Board. Board members Marian Mauer and Herbert Buhl decided not to run for another term on the Board. We congratulate and thank both Marian and Herb for their dedicated service to the Board and the Society. Both will be greatly missed by the Board. However, both indicated that they desire to remain active in various areas of service to the Society. With their departure from Board we are left with two vacancies that need to be filled. If you are interested in finding out more information as to the responsibilities of Board members, please contact Terry Thiessen, 920-898-4100 or tethiessen@frontier.com.
Each year, the Board of Directors of the Society may award the Pioneer Award to a member or member of the Society. The Pioneer Award is a recognition given by the Board of Directors of the Society to an individual or individuals who have demonstrated a high degree of dedication to the Society’s Mission Statement and goals. Again, this year, the Board has decided to present the award to a couple who has given a great deal of their time, talent and treasure in support of the Society. These two individuals have, over the years, responded to every need that comes along. If there is a need for hauling of furniture to and from the storage area or hauling of Christmas trees for the Timm House they are there to help. If there is cleaning to be done at the Pioneer or the Timm House no questions are asked or excuses provided, one or both show up to assist. When help is needed for accessioning, or working on a new vignette, or cleaning and polishing artifacts, we can count of their help. It doesn’t matter if the need is outside or inside one of our properties, help and leadership are provided. Not only do they provide of their time, but they also provide of their talent for organizing, chairing committees, and providing their ideas and suggestions. And, finally, they also provide of their treasure through their generous support of the Society’s financial needs. The 2014 Pioneer Award was presented to Jerry and Helen Hallstrom for their outstanding contributions to the Society.

2014 Antique Appraisal Day Tops All Others

The very successful 2014 Antique Appraisal Day was held on Saturday, February 15. The combination of Antique Appraisal Fees and Food Sales broke an all-time record! This event continues to be a very good fund-raiser for the New Holstein Historical Society. The very first artifact to be appraised turned out to be one of the most interesting. It was a turn-of-the-century whirligig in the shape of a Native American paddling in a canoe. This item, which was in very good shape for its age, was appraised at near $400.00. A total of 206 antiques and collectibles were appraised by two experienced dealers from the Grafton and Jackson area. They ranged from antique furniture, coins, artwork, jewelry, china, silver service, guns, and postcards. Another very historic appraised item was a large book documenting the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. It featured actual photos, which were affixed by the original owner, including several of American athlete Jesse Owens. The New Holstein Public Library provided hundreds of antique reference books that were available to the appraisers, plus individuals that came to have an object reviewed. Many people came just for the late winter brat fry, which also included hamburgers, chili, and home-made pies. Mark your calendar for our 2015 Antique Appraisal Day – Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the New Holstein Community Center, Kiwanis Park.

Thanks for your interest in the New Holstein Historical Society

Thanks for visiting the New Holstein Historical Society's website. Our website continues to change as information and features are added to the website in an attempt to present a useful, comprehensive and centralized source for New Holstein's history and the activities that celebrate that history.

Our Society, formed in 1961, owns two facilities. The Pioneer Corner Museum houses a variety of collections that highlight the history of New Holstein and its surrounding areas. There is always something new at the Pioneer since we add new displays, exhibits and vignettes each year. One visit is never enough!

The Timm House Historic Site represents a time period of from 1898 - 1905. The total restoration of the property (interior and exterior) was completed in 2007 at a cost of $1.25 million. The Society is sincerely greatful to The Jeffris Family Foundation for a $562,000 matching grant. Without this help the project would never have been completed and the home would have been lost.

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Hours
Timm House Winter Hours - Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 pm
CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
Summer Hours - Saturday & Sunday 1 - 4 pm, Thursday & Friday 1 - 3 pm.
The Pioneer Corner Museum is open on Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Please note that tours are available at other times by calling 920-898-5746 or 920-948-7748 emailing: tethiessen@frontier.com Thanks for your support. We are always interested in hearing your recommendations, comments and suggestions, so please feel free to share them.