The Manitowoc County Historical Society will begin with its summer hours on Tuesday, May 2, from 9 am to 4 pm. The museum site’s summer hours are from May 1 to October 24, Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm. During the summer season, the historic structures of Pinecrest Historical Village are open and accessible, in addition to the Society’s McAllister House Welcome Center.
Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a museum of living history. This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village – a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County’s early settlers.
New for the 2017 summer season is an interactive hand-held audio tour device. The device includes more features than the past audio tour system and also includes closed captions for those needing hearing assistance. Visitors needing mobility assistance may also make arrangements to take a site tour with a museum tram. The tram is available for daily visitors making arrangements at least a week before their visit. The audio tour and tram are available at no charge to visitors.
The opening week of the summer season will include the site’s annual Library card free day on Saturday, May 6 from 9 am to 4 pm. Visitors can show their Manitowoc-Calumet Library system card and get in free to the museum grounds. A storytime will be presented at 1:00 in the Shadyside School.
A full list of programs and activities hosted at the museum for the summer can be found at ManitowocCountyHistory.org.
Admission for the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children (5-17). Admission is free for MCHS members. The Manitowoc County Historical Society museum grounds are located at 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc. The grounds include the McAllister House Welcome Center and the historic structures of Pinecrest Historical Village. For more information, please call the Manitowoc County Historical Society at (920) 684-4445 or visit the website at manitowoccountyhistory.org.