Exactly one month from today, on April 13th, the Hearthside Dinner will take place at the Wade House in Greenbush, WI. Guests will enjoy a meal of a bygone era, participating in the special Hearthside Dinner program. You’ll go back in time to the 1860s, working together to prepare a meal in the kitchens of the Wade House stagecoach inn. On Wade House’s website they describe the event as, “The sounds and smells of the 19th century come to life as stove and fireplace fires are lit and guests chop and stir, season and roast, preparing their midday meal as Betsey Wade routinely did for stagecoach travelers a century and a half ago.”
The event is a unique opportunity for visitors and guests to enjoy a much different and simpler time. “At the conclusion of the day, everyone pitches in to clear the table, wash the dishes (19th-century style), and sweep the hearth to end a satisfying encounter with central Wisconsin’s past.”
The Wade House is an 1860s style stagecoach inn. It was built to tell the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family in the 1800s during the Civil War era. On the Wade House grounds, you’ll also find an authentic sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation, as well as the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum.
The whole event and location is a great experience in the Sheboygan, WI area, and one of the many great attractions in Plymouth. The cost is $45 per person with a minimum of ten and a maximum of 20 people. You can call 920-526-3271 for reservations or visit their website here for more information. You can also give us a call with any questions you may have.
Visiting Sheboygan County in the winter can get chilly, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of things to do. The county puts together many different activities to take part in during the months of November through January. Here are a few of the activities you can try while visiting. Stay at the Inn on Hillwind with whirlpools, fireplaces and a warm breakfast every day. After a day out taking part in different activities, you can come back, relax and enjoy a nice whirlpool to wind down in.
November 15-December 16 Making Spirits Bright
Brought to you by Sheboygan Rotary Clubs, twenty-four nights of a spectacular drive-thru holiday lights display in Sheboygan’s beautiful Evergreen Park. Admission price of a non-perishable food item. 5-9 pm nightly. Visit www.VisitSheboygan.com
November 22-January 1 Holiday Memories Light Display
Enjoy a drive-thru lights display on the beautiful grounds of the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.Admission is free; however, donations for the Patient Care Fund are welcome in the red mailbox near the Holiday Gatehouse. For directions, visit the events page at www.ssrhospicehome.org.
Saturday, December 1, 8 and 15 Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Workshops & Hayrides at The Osthoff Resort
Enjoy a knee-high breakfast buffet, Christmas caroling and a special gift from Santa Claus, cookie decorating and ornament making workshops for children assisted by Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a horse-drawn hay wagon ride through charming Elkhart Lake while singing Christmas carols, then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. Please call 855-662-8144 for cost, times, registration or more information. Visit www.osthoff.com
“Bookworm Gardens is a vibrant, playful children’s garden that enhances literature, the natural world, and the imagination. Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the garden is adjacent to UW Sheboygan and is across from the UW Extension offices which house the Sheboygan County Master Gardeners.”
Kids will love it, but even if you’re not that young or don’t have kids with you, you’ll love taking a step back in time to reignite your imagination. Two acres of property stretch across the grounds featuring various exhibits and gardens based completely on children’s literature. “Over 60 different books are represented, selected by reading specialists, librarians, teachers, and kids.” Entrance is free and they offer classes throughout the gardens on horticulture, literature, art and cooking as well. There’s also a small amphitheater where special events, small plays and concerts often take place throughout the day. The gardens really offer something for everyone. Even the young at heart can appreciate the unbelievable horticulture and creativity that goes into the creation and maintenance of these various plants. They even have giant fruits and vegetables on hand you’ll be tempted to pick and take home. The gardens are also a short distance from the downtown area of Sheboygan where you can find a nice place to enjoy lunch dinner or other activities.