Hales Corners Historical Society
5885 South 116th Street, Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130
|Plant Sale 2013 - Annuals, Hanging Baskets, Planters and Pots!|
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| As always, we have a
beautiful selection of high-quality plants for you to choose
from. Order forms are available
at the Hales Corners Library ( 5885
S. 116th Street in Hales Corners)
beginning April 1, 2013. Use the following links to download a
PDF file of side one and side two of the order
form. If you want a form mailed to you, please call the
chairman at 414-529-2687. Thank you for your order!
The forms and payment are due on Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013. Plants will be available for pick up May 15 - 18, 2013 at the Stahl-Conrad Homestead (9724 W. Forest Home Ave. in Hales Corners). Specifics are on side one of the order form.
W. BEN HUNT Book Published June 2012
W. BEN HUNT from Whittlin' Jim to Lone Eagle, a book by local authors Alan J. Strekow and Robert Zeit is available at the Hales Corners Library Circulation Desk (5885 S. 116th Street in Hales Corners), or through the mail (go to publications). It is the first-ever book about Hales Corners' most famous resident, W. Ben Hunt. The book contains over 250 color and black and white photos and illustrations. It is a must-have for anyone interested in Ben Hunt, Indian crafts, woodcarving, log cabin building, silversmithing, beadwork, etc.
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Mark your Calendar for Special Programs in 2013
Special Programs are held in the Ben Hunt room on the lower level of the Hales Corners Library
(5885 S. 116th Street in Hales Corners). They are free and open to the public. All are welcome. Please join us!
|Aug. 7, 2013
||WISCON-SING - A Musical History of
Wisconsin. David HB Drake's multi media program presents
Wisconsin's history with glimpses of Native Americans, French
explorers, European immigration, lumberjacks, Great Lakes sailors and
present day farmers. Enhanced with more than 150 historic slides,
David will play a variety of historical instruments as he brings
Wisconsin to life with sing-along songs that illustrate our past.
Our fabulous ice cream social will follow the presentation.
||St. Francis Seminary Building and
Grounds. Jan Pietrusz will discuss the history of the St.
Francis Seminary property which includes historic building and a
beautiful woods, popular with hikers and bird watchers. A
follow-up tour and walk will take place Saturday Oct. 5th, 2013.
Refreshments will follow the program.
Would you like to be a Guide at the Hunt Cabin?
Open House at the Ben Hunt Cabin and Hale Summer Kitchen
The Hunt Cabin is open from 1-3 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month from May through November. The Summer Kitchen is open from 1-3 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month from June through October. Please note that in July the open house is on July 4th from noon to 3 p.m. Additionally, the Hunt Cabin is open in December during the Village of Hales Corners tree lighting event.
The Hales Corners Historical Society periodically offers a whittling workshop Whittling in the Style of Ben Hunt. Participants learn to whittle using a design developed by W. Ben Hunt, the Hales Corners native who built the log cabin now located on the grounds of the Hales Corners Library. The instructor, Bob Zeit, learned whittling from Hunt and conducts the workshop in the Hunt Cabin at 5885 S. 116th Street.The classes are open to persons age 12 and older. Young people ages 12 through 17 must be accompanied by an adult who will also whittle. For more information, please call Bob Zeit at (414) 425-6040, or contact him by e-mail.
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