Historic Village

Come spend the day!

Bring the whole family and make a day of it at Historic Village. Take a walk through the park and visit several of our historical members who thrive to bring the memories back to you from the old years. Bring a lawn chair, bring the kids and enjoy our heritage gardens while the kids have fun exploring all the historic age and perhaps discovering a few surprises along the way.

Vendor List & Activities

1700 Fur Trade Encampment

Free ride in a 28’ hand made, wooden, Northwest Fur Company, Voyageur Canoe, “Vive la compangie.”  12 – 14 paddlers. 10:00 am – 7:00pm each day.  “Donations accepted and appreciated.”

Tour actual 14’ and 16 ‘ Cheyenne style tipis with all of the accruements. 10:00am – 10:00pm each day

Learn how to setup a tipi and why it was done in this fashion.  This is not show and tell.  Those present will do all of the work under our direction. Lol.  1:30 and 5:00 each day.

Play different French and Indian Games. 10:00am until dark each day

Pray at the Sacred Fire. 10:00 am until camp closes.

Learn the meaning of the drum to the Native People and experience hands on use of different handmade Native Instruments used in their ceremonies, with Dirty Kettle. 10:00am – camp closes each day.

Story telling. By Joe Wacker, Turtle Joe.

Face painting by Sarah Strieter, Soaring Golden Eagle, Oglala Lakota. “Small fee.”

See the 11 Sovereign Nation display of Tribal Flags. (With explanation of each flag)

Shop in the marquee for earrings, bags, other period items.

See Buffalo Big Mountain, Comanche Mohawk, do tribal dances on Saturday, July 7th at 4:00 pm.  Audience participation with some of the dances.  “Must see!!!!!”

Canoe Rides10:00AM until Dark Each DayJacques and Jean Paul
Tipi Tours10:00AM - 10:00PMTurtle Joe
French Indian Games10:00AM until Dark Each DayDirty Kettle
Tip Set-up1:30PM - 5:00PM Each DayDirty Kettle
Drumming10:00AM - Camp CloseDirty Kettle
Story Telling10:00AM - Camp CloseTurtle Joe
Sacred Fire10:00AM - Camp CloseSelf Guided
Face Painting10:00AM until Dark Each DaySoaring Golden Eagle
11 Sovereign Nation Flagsa10:00AM until Dark Each DaySelf Guided
Native Dancing4:00PM Only Saturday the 7thBuffalo Big Mountain

Oshkosh Sawdust Days

The first annual Sawdust Days (then spelled Sawdust Daze) celebration was held in July of 1972. Events were held throughout the city, including Park Plaza, downtown, UW Oshkosh, along the Fox River and at South, Rainbow and Menominee parks, Activities included water skiing, a flower show, dances, a city breakfast, art fair, boat parade, fireman water fight, merchants dressed in period costumes, an Indian dance, EAA fly over, band concerts and vendor displays.

Festival Foods Fireworks / City of Oshkosh

The Festival Foods 4th of July Fireworks Brought to you by the City of Oshkosh will be shot on Wednesday July 4th at 9:45 PM from Monkey Island in Millers Bay, Menominee Park, Oshkosh, WI.

Veterans Parade

The 4th of July Veteran's Parade is Wednesday, July 4th starting at 9:00 am.

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