2018 SPRING BUS TOUR TO VISIT MADISON SITES
The bus will embark from New Holstein at 7:00 AM and return at approximately 6:00 PM. Cost is $80.00 for NHHS members and $90.00 for non-members. Registration deadline is June 6.
First stop of the day is the Veteran's Museum on Madison's Capitol Square. Tour guides at the site are veterans themselves who will share stories of Wisconsin's military veterans. The museum and accompanying research center chronicle exploits of Wisconsin veterans from the Civil War to the present day.
Lunch stop at L'Etoile will feature three choices, a roast beef sandwich, Cubano sandwich, or Cobb salad. All three include a chocolate chip cookie for desert and choice of beverage. Owner/chef Tory Miller and the restaurant have been featured in
episodes of PBS's Wisconsin Foodie.
Next up, following lunch, is a tour of the Wright Unitarian Meeting House. This structure is a National Historic Landmark and has been denoted as one of 17 structures, by Frank Lloyd Wright, as the best examples of his impact on American culture.
The afternoon's second tops will be the Governor's Mansion. The tour there will include five main public rooms. In all the mansion includes 34 rooms and 10 major gardens. The Classical Revival style building dates from 1921. It was originally designed by Madison architect Frank Riley for Madison industrialist Carl A. Johnson.
The day's final stop will be at another Frank Lloyd Wright structure, Monona Terrace. The convention center is located on the shore of Lake Monona and is described as Wright's "dream civic center". In addition to viewing the structure itself, the tour will include "The Drawing Board", a multimedia exhibit showcasing the 60 year history of Monona Terrance from inception to completion; "The Wright Picture", a display of photographes by acclaimed architectural photographer Pedro Guerrero, and a photography exhibit by Zane Williams featuring many of Madison's most captivating landmarks.
The bus leaves from the corner of Calumet Drive and Altona Drive and returns to that same point at day's end. reservations may be made by sending name, meal preference, and fee to Bus Tour, New Holstein Historical Society, PO Box 144, New Holstein, WI 53061.