Welcome spring at the Wade House this weekend


IF THE WEATHER — and the animals — cooperate, sheep sheering will be just one of the spring time activities, many of which visitors can take part in, on display this weekend at the Wade House. — Submitted photo IF THE WEATHER — and the animals — cooperate, sheep sheering will be just one of the spring time activities, many of which visitors can take part in, on display this weekend at the Wade House. — Submitted photo Visitors to the Wade House historic site in Greenbush will have the opportunity to enjoy spring traditions during Wade House’s opening weekend Saturday and Sunday, May 26 - 27.

Join us for some spring fun as we celebrate the opening of our grounds for summer. Saturday only from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., watch as our Merino-Cotswold sheep are shorn (if we can catch them). Other on-going activities will include weaving on a hand loom, wool carding, spinning (Saturday only) and spring planting.

On the side lawns of Wade House, ticks . coarse cotton mattresses . will be filled with straw. Outdoor toys and games will be available for guests to play the pioneer way. Visitors will get to roll hoops, play graces and walk on stilts.

A visit to the site includes a tour of a stately, 27-room stagecoach hotel, the rumble of an up-and-down muley saw, the ring of the blacksmith’s anvil, and the delight of an old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon ride. In the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, guests will be introduced to the wonder of Wisconsin’s largest collection of carriages and wagons.

Visitors will begin the special experience at the new Wade House Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, located at W7965 State 23. Admission is: adults - $12; students/seniors (65& older) - $10; children (5-17) - $6; children under 5 - free. Family (up to two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) - $33. For more information, please visit our website at wadehouse.org or call 920-526-3271.

Wade House is one of 12 Wisconsin Historical Society historic sites and museums. For more information visit wadehouse.org. Caption for sheep shearing image: Wade House visitors will be able to watch Peter Hahm shear Wade House’s sheep. In addition, guests will be able to help clean the sheeps’ wool as well as watch local spinners spin wool into yarn.


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