Galloway House/Village Grand Re-Opening This Weekend
The Fond du Lac County Historical Society is inviting the general public in this weekend to see the results of the $1.6 Million Dollar Capital Campaign to renovate and restore the Galloway House and Village. In order to showcase these transformative updates, the Historical Society is hosting the Galloway House and Village Grand Reopening Event on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th from 12-7pm.
Activities for the Grand Reopening are geared toward adults on Saturday, and children and families on Sunday.
Saturday’s activities include live music from the Tinker Boys, a presentation on “The Evolution of Main Street” by Tracy Reinhardt, a cornhole tournament, and a paint and sip experience with Perspective Studios.
Sunday’s experiences are geared toward families with balloon twisting and face painting, children’s story time, a magic show with Zoomalata, and guided arts and crafts for kids.
Both days include Living History Tours with performers in period costumes from 12-3pm, food trucks, a vintage candy experience with CC’s Chocolates, 50/50 raffle, and beer and wine.
Fond du Lac County Historical Society members get in free. Admission for an individual is $10, and a family ticket costs $30. A ticket covers all activities. Beer, wine, food, candy, and gift shop memorabilia are available for purchase at the event and is not included in the ticket price.
Tickets are available at www.hometowntickets.com/gallowayhouseandvillage.
The Executive Director of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society, Ben Giles, says, “This event is meant to showcase all the amazing improvements to the Galloway House and Village. We are ready to unveil these improvements to the public and show that not only are we a revitalized, dynamic village, we are also a cutting edge non-profit that aims to connect people to history through preservation, passion, education, and fun.”
The Fond du Lac County Historical Society started this multi-year capital campaign effort in 2018 with the help of generous donors and volunteers. This transformational campaign combined privately donated dollars and Fond du Lac County funding to ensure that local history is celebrated and remembered. The community funds from the campaign were used to renovate and restore over 19 buildings on our grounds. In addition to those restoration projects, the Society added a new stone gate, ornamental fencing on the North side of the grounds, paved sidewalks, and a new drainage system.