Spirits on the Solstice

Thursday, June 20 | 6 – 8 PM

Imagine yourself on the porch of a stately, Greek revival stagecoach inn, savoring a cocktail as the sun settles on the longest day of the year. Better yet, give your imagination a rest and reserve your spot for this hands-on evening of craft cocktail making in the taproom of the Wade House.

Spirits on the Solstice

Thursday, June 20 | 6 – 8 PM

Imagine yourself on the porch of a stately, Greek revival stagecoach inn, savoring a cocktail as the sun settles on the longest day of the year. Better yet, give your imagination a rest and reserve your spot for this hands-on evening of craft cocktail making in the taproom of the Wade House.

Travel Through Time 

Wisconsin’s largest collection of historic carriages and wagons is yours to explore year ‘round at the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum. Weather permitting, check out snowshoes at our visitor center and experience the natural beauty of our grounds via a different form of historic transportation! Snowshoes are available with 4+ inches of snow cover. The remainder of our site buildings, including the original Wade House Inn, our sawmill, and blacksmith shop, reopen for general admission in May 2024.  

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Join us this Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. when author Mary Elise Antoine, focusing on the five black women, will explore the history of slavery in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, relying on legal documents, military records, court transcripts, and personal correspondence. Whether through perseverance, self-purchase, or freedom suits—including one suit that was used as precedent in Dred and Harriet Scott’s freedom suits years later—each of these women ultimately secured her freedom, thanks in part to the bonds they forged with one another.

Antoine’s book, Enslaved, Indentured, Free, 1800 to 1850, focuses on a time when the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 made slavery illegal in the territory that would later become Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. However, many Black individuals’ rights were denied by white enslavers who continued to hold them captive in the territory well into the nineteenth century. Enslaved, Indentured, Free shines a light on five extraordinary Black women—Marianne, Mariah, Patsey, Rachel, and Courtney—whose lives intersected in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, during these seminal years.

Mary Elise Antoine is president of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society and former curator at Villa Louis. She is the author of The War of 1812 in Wisconsin and coeditor, with Lucy Murphy, of Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien.

This Taproom Talk will take place at the Wade House Visitor Center located at W7965 Hwy. 23 in Greenbush, WI, halfway between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac. Admission for the lecture is $7 per adult and teens; $5 for seniors and children (5 to 12) and free for children under 5 years of age. For more information and to book your tickets, please visit our website at wadehouse.org or call 920-526-3271.
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Join us this Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. when author Mary Elise Antoine, focusing on the five black women, will explore the history of slavery in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, relying on legal documents, military records, court transcripts, and personal correspondence. Whether through perseverance, self-purchase, or freedom suits—including one suit that was used as precedent in Dred and Harriet Scott’s freedom suits years later—each of these women ultimately secured her freedom, thanks in part to the bonds they forged with one another. 

Antoine’s book, Enslaved, Indentured, Free, 1800 to 1850, focuses on a time when the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 made slavery illegal in the territory that would later become Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. However, many Black individuals’ rights were denied by white enslavers who continued to hold them captive in the territory well into the nineteenth century. Enslaved, Indentured, Free shines a light on five extraordinary Black women—Marianne, Mariah, Patsey, Rachel, and Courtney—whose lives intersected in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, during these seminal years. 
  
Mary Elise Antoine is president of the Prairie du Chien Historical Society and former curator at Villa Louis. She is the author of The War of 1812 in Wisconsin and coeditor, with Lucy Murphy, of Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien. 

This Taproom Talk will take place at the Wade House Visitor Center located at W7965 Hwy. 23 in Greenbush, WI, halfway between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac.  Admission for the lecture is $7 per adult and teens; $5 for seniors and children (5 to 12) and free for children under 5 years of age.  For more information and to book your tickets, please visit our website at wadehouse.org or call 920-526-3271.

Come out to Wade House today for Road America and Wade House’s “Horses to Horsepower” event from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have complimentary horsedrawn Stagecoach rides, $5 entrance to the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum as well as an 11 a.m. presentation from Greg Wieser about Historic Racing Circuits of Elkhart Lake and a 1 pm presentation featuring memories of Clif Tufte with Clif Tufte family and community representatives. Call 920-526-3271 to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less

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Come out to Wade House today for Road America and Wade House’s “Horses to Horsepower” event from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We have complimentary horsedrawn Stagecoach rides, $5 entrance to the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum as well as an 11 a.m. presentation from Greg Wieser about Historic Racing Circuits of Elkhart Lake and a 1 pm presentation featuring memories of Clif Tufte with Clif Tufte family and community representatives.  Call 920-526-3271 to learn more.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Spring is in the air! It’s not too late to book your wedding or event for this summer at the beautiful, historic Wade House! Email Hayley at Hayley.roehre@wisconsinhistory.org ... See MoreSee Less

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