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In the 1970's, Wisconsin researchers traveled throughout the sate looking for authentic historic buildings representing generations of Wisconsin settlers. Over 60 of these historic buildings were then painstakingly moved piece by piece, literally numbering boards, bricks and logs to reconstruct them in what would become the largest outdoor museum of rural life in the United States known as "Old World Wisconsin".

Located about 35 miles from Milwaukee, and just outside the small town of Eagle, Old World Wisconsin opened in 1976, and features villages and farms representing various times and cultures of 19th and 20th Century life in the state.

Old World Wisconsin - Baseball

Old World Wisconsin - Baseball

Old World Wisconsin - Bicycle Shop

Old World Wisconsin - Bicycle Shop

Old World Wisconsin - Cavalry Wagon

Old World Wisconsin - Cavalry Wagon

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Cannon Operators

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Cannon Operators

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon Arms

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon Arms

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon Medicine Bag

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon Medicine Bag

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon Table

Old World Wisconsin - Civil War Surgeon Table

Old World Wisconsin - Drummer Boy

Old World Wisconsin - Drummer Boy

Old World Wisconsin - Farmers Club Hall

Old World Wisconsin - Farmers Club Hall

Old World Wisconsin - Finish Ketola Farm

Old World Wisconsin - Finish Ketola Farm

Old World Wisconsin - Finish Ketola Farm Barn

Old World Wisconsin - Finish Ketola Farm Barn

Old World Wisconsin - Finnish Ketola Farm-2

Old World Wisconsin - Finnish Ketola Farm-2

Old World Wisconsin - Fossebrekke Farm Rock

Old World Wisconsin - Fossebrekke Farm Rock

Old World Wisconsin - Four Mile Inn

Old World Wisconsin - Four Mile Inn

Old World Wisconsin - German Village Fences

Old World Wisconsin - German Village Fences

Old World Wisconsin - High Wheeler Maker

Old World Wisconsin - High Wheeler Maker

Old World Wisconsin - Laundress

Old World Wisconsin - Laundress

Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp

Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp

Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp 2

Old World Wisconsin - Life in a Union Camp 2