Plymouth part of statewide event

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is presenting the Downtown Wisconsin Open House on May 14, which will feature 15 cities throughout Wisconsin.

Plymouth will be the featured city in Sheboygan County. This event is designed to increase awareness of the unique cultural and historic heritage in commercial districts to residents and visitors to the area.

Events will take place throughout Downtown Plymouth Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These will include speakers on historic activates that took place in the county, access to buildings throughout the downtown and activities for the entire family.

The Plymouth Arts Center, in partnership with the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, will present the history of the Hess Barrel Co. that made barrels for beer, wine and whiskey and were used throughout the county.

The Arts Center and locations throughout the downtown will have signs in the windows showing their involvement in the activities and also be giving guests the Passport To Plymouth History that will outline the times and places to visit downtown.

Of course there will be information on how Plymouth became the Cheese Capital of the World with stories of the industry in the late 1800s, the Cheese Exchange and the current global business of cheese that starts in Plymouth. The Plymouth Historical Society will also have their facility open for visitors see photos and equipment that had been used throughout the decades in making cheese.

Specific details and offerings at the Downtown Plymouth Open House will available May 1 at Information on the event throughout the state is available at

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