Pioneer Village Brings History to Life in Wisconsin

Bringing History to Life in Wisconsin :: Pioneer Village

For over 45 years members of the Ozaukee County Historical Society (OCHS) have been working hard to keep history alive at Pioneer Village in Saukville, Wisconsin. Just a few miles north of Cedarburg, this unique rural village, nestled amidst the rolling Hawthorne Hills, invites visitors to take a step back in time and experience life as it was for pioneers who settled in Southeastern Wisconsin more than 150 years ago.

Ozaukee County Historical Society
Since its inception, more than 20 beautifully restored buildings, including the Cedarburg Railroad Depot, have been painstakingly moved to the 7.5 acre village area, bordered to the east and south by Hawthorne Hills County Park, County Highway I to the west, and private land to the north. Each structure represents a style of construction developed by the various immigrant groups who called Wisconsin home, and visitors to the site are encouraged to walk the gravel trails, study the homes and the work places of those original settlers, and let their imaginations wander … what must it have been like living back then without the amenities that nowadays we all take for granted?

Historical sites in Wisconsin
Open to the public at weekends from Memorial Day Weekend through October, special events and activities are held in Pioneer Village on certain weekends. A brand new event is scheduled to take place this year on Saturday, May 16 … WWII – Final Push to Victory, which commemorates VE Day 70 years after the fact! Not only will there be re-enactors, battles and demonstrations to bring that time in history alive, but the USO dance featuring Swing Nouveau will surely tempt visitors to dance the night away.