New Berlin Historical Society

Ideal weather greeted us at Historical Park for the 17th annual celebration of Historic Day in 2009. A large crowd enjoyed the musical entertainment, the re-enactors and their period costumes, the parade of vintage tractors, cars, and bycycles, and, of course, those delicious refreshments. Raffles, honey, heirloom apples, and history were all part of the afternoon scene.

Here are some pictures highlighting the event.


See Cheryl for raffle tickets, buttons, and mums. Then on into the church for.....


...gospel hymns and old tunes by Pleasant Memories. Who later moved....


...under the old shade tree, for more of the same


More music by the Front Porch Band. Many thanks to John Martin and friends


The band organ attracts smiling ladies...Thats why Roy built it!


Bees on display. And we're glad they're behind glass!


A collection of Civil War era Springfield rifles


A self starter...that's right. Al Mueller must pull on it himself.


Now I'm going to show you how to make a metal leaf


Alumni Hawks Auxiliary #5-Waukesha County. Auxilary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Spinner Ceil Wahlforth in the Meidenbauer log home


Get your Heirloom Apples in the Orchard Barn


Now I see how it works...very clever!


Anticipating the Big Parade


New Berlin VFW Post 5716 sets the pace


Color Guards in period dress follow



Look Mom, no feet!


Original condition 1966 AMC Ambassador. Only 54000 miles!


For this event, Mayor Jack takes the back seat.


Of course the siren works!


Green Power (on two cylinders). Ron Hause is the pilot


The Allis Chalmers Model U was the first with air tires. The idea first proved on a New Berlin farm in 1932


Another green machine Glen Cooper likes to hear it pop


A handsome horse and rider end the parade


Time to hit the road. It's a slow, long, ride home.