Historical Society at Adams County Fair

Adams County Fair –  August  7-10 2014
The Society will have the museum at the fairgrounds open Friday August 8 and Saturday August 9 from 12 noon until 6:00 pm. Join us at the FAIR!

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Paul Schanen This Month’s Local Author

July 24th
Local author Paul Schanen presented a  pre-history of  Adams County explaining that through artifacts left behind, Adams County has seen people residing or passing through since paleolithic times.   He showed a Power Point presentation showing the various tools used by the people of each time period.  Most of the artifacts shown were found here in Adams County.  After the presentation, he helped attendees identify and date Native American artifacts from their own collections.  Paul is the author of   “Native American Artifacts of Wisconsin”  and  studied archaeology at UW-Stevens Point.
The Local Authors Circle is co-sponsored by the Adams County Historical Society and the Adams County Public Library.  Its purpose is to give exposure to local authors and through  the author’s stories and ideas educate and enlighten the public.  The Local Author Circle is always at the Adams County Heritage Center, 311 Main Street in Friendship.

Photo: July 24  Local author Paul Schanen will be here with Native American artifacts and his book "Native American Artifacts of Wisconsin" Thursday, July 24th at 4:00pm.  The Local Author Circle is always at the Heritage Center, 311 Main Street in Friendship.  Paul has studied archaeology at UW-Stevens Point and is willing to identify any artifacts you may have collected over the years.  He will not only identify your artifacts but also date them for you.  His power point presentation is about 1 hour.  Refreshments will be served following the presentation.  Bring your artifacts, bring your friends and join Paul for a very interesting late afternoon.

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ACHS Meetings

The Adams County Historical Society Board of Directors meets except as noted elsewhere at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of January, March, April, June, July, September, October and December at the Adams County Heritage Center, 311 Main Street, Friendship, WI.  Meetings are open to the public

ACHS Membership Meetings are held at the same time and place as the Directors meetings on the second Wednesdays of February, August and November.

The ACHS Annual Meeting and election of officers is held at the same time and place as the Directors meeting on the second Wednesday of May.

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2014 McGowan House Tours

The McGowan House is open for tours  May through September on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm;  other times by appointment.  Family and group tours can be arranged in the off season.

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