Heritage Days returns to celebrate past
PCHS event pairs history with live music, food, drinks
PLOVER – The past comes alive during the return of the Portage County Historical Society’s annual Heritage Days event, coming up on June 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at PCHS’s Heritage Park historic village in Plover. Visitors will be treated to live music, historic demonstrations, and access to all 11 historic buildings at Heritage Park.
“After over 500 people came out last year, we’re really excited to show off everything we’ve been working on,” says PCHS Executive Director John Harry, “We have newly restored and renovated buildings, as well as our latest feature exhibit on women’s athletics for folks to check out.”
Food will be available both days. On Saturday, Stone Press Food Truck will be on site. On Sunday at noon Rockman’s Catering will provide a German-style pig roast as a fundraiser for PCHS. Beer and soda will also be available for purchase.
Live music this year includes the Gray Catz on Saturday at noon and Sloppy Joe on Sunday at 12:30, sponsored by Delta Dental. The event is rain or shine, with a tent sponsored by Heartland Custom Homes.
Any questions can be directed to PCHS Executive Director John Harry at [email protected].
About the Portage County Historical Society
The Portage County Historical Society was founded in 1952 to share the stories of Portage County through education and preservation. The Society operates four historical sites – Beth Israel Synagogue in Stevens Point, Fire House No. 2 in Stevens Point, Heritage Park in Plover, and the Rising Star Mill in Nelsonville. The Society also runs regular tours and other educational programming throughout the year.