Events

Oak Clearing Farm

Monday, August 28, 2017
6:00 PM


Oak Clearing Farm
704 S Colony Avenue
Yorkville, Wisconsin  53182

Join us as Gerald Karwowski, a friend of Preservation Racine, author, and local historian, shares his love of Racine history and allows us to explore and marvel at a portion of his collectible treasures. Located 20 minutes west of the city of Racine, Oak Clearing Farm is full of 1000s of Racine artifacts dating back to 1840.
 
August of last year, Mr. Karwowski’s collection caught the attention of the History Channel’s popular series “American Pickers”. During the first portion of the program, we will be hearing about the TV hosts’, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, visit to the farm, and learn about other great facts about the site. The second portion, we will be free to explore the re-creation of a 1850s blacksmith shop, a pioneer house, and a few other great marvels on the property.  
 
Oak Clearing Farm in located on a 90-acre, wooded area. We will be outside so please dress and prepare accordingly with such things as: bug spray, long-sleeved shirts and pants, proper shoes to walk on gravel and grassy terrain. The program will start with a thirty minute presentation; bring a chair if you would like to be seated during that time.  
 
Preservation Racine will post on their Facebook page whether the event is canceled due to inclement weather. The program would be rescheduled for 6:00 PM, Tuesday, August 29 if such conditions occur.
 
Coming from the east, HWY 20 is the ONLY route open
                                                                             
The 2017 Preservation Racine Tour of Historic Places is only one month away.  If you have a yard sign, dig them out, but if you don’t have one we will have some at the presentation; or call (262) 634- 5748 and leave a message and we will arrange to get you one. Donations and sign-ups for volunteer positions are open for the tour.
 
Tickets will go on sale soon.
 
Watch for more information on a special meeting to review the changes to the bylaws.  This will be a member’s only meeting and will be a good time for members to help plan the future of Preservation Racine.