Who Are We and What Do We Do?

The Farmington Historical Society, Inc. was developed in 1997 after celebrating Farmington's 150th Anniversary. We are a 501 (c)3 corporation dedicated to the preservation of our community.

Our Mission Statement:
"To develop, promote, preserve and protect the historical heritage, culture and spirit of our community."

Member of the Society accomplish these goals by meeting regularly, working together to establish a database of pertinent records for genealogical and other purposes, saving historical photographs and artifacts that have direct impact on our Town, and promoting Farmington History in our school district through programs, free annual bookmarks featuring town facts, and regular oral history days between Kewaskum High School and community. We also respond to research requests.



Opening Weekend at Wade House

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Sunday, May 17, 2015

10 am-5 pm (game time Sunday is 1:30)

EnlargeThe historic Wade House stagecoach hotel in Greenbush, Wisconsin

Wade House

The historic Wade House stagecoach hotel in Greenbush, Wisconsin
EnlargeA man outside the Wade House shears a batch of sheepskin.

Shearing Sheepskin

Greenbush, Wisconsin. A man outside the Wade House shears a batch of sheepskin.
EnlargeA woman airs out a handmade quilt from the balcony at the Wade House.

Airing Handmade Quilts

Greenbush, Wisconsin. A woman airs out a handmade quilt from the balcony at the Wade House.
Help Wade House get ready for spring.  Guests will help prepare the 1850s stagecoach hotel for the summer season by engaging in multiple, hands-on spring activities.  
On the side lawns of Wade House quilts will be aired out, and ticks ― coarse cotton mattresses ― will be filled with straw. A vegetable garden will be planted using heirloom seeds. On Saturday morning, the site's Merino-Cotswold sheep will be shorn of their winter coats. While inside the 27-room hotel, the cast-iron stove will be blacked to prevent rusting, and the floors of all the rooms will be swept.
On Saturday only, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a Local History Expo at the Wade House visitor center.  Local history organizations from surrounding counties will set up displays highlighting their organizations.  The event will also include featured speakers and some musical entertainment.  It will be a perfect opportunity for guests to learn about local efforts to collect and preserve history.
On Sunday only, take in the sights and sounds of vintage base ball as it was played (and spelled) in the 1860s, when the Wade House Red Jackets take to the field. 
To celebrate the opening of the site for the summer season, admission will be half price for the entire weekend.


Wade House
Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Hwy 23
Greenbush, WI 53026

Location Information

Wade House, an 1860s stagecoach inn built to serve traffic along the plank road that connected Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, tells the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family during the Civil War years. In addition to the inn, the historic site includes the recently reconstructed Herrling sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation. Wade House is also home to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which houses the state's largest collection of antique carriages and working wagons.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.

Contact: Marcia Theusch,

12:20 PM

Fillmore Turner Hall
County H, Fillmore

Join us for our annual program of remembrance

The event is hosted by the Farmington Historical Society and is open to everyone. 

For event information contact Marcia Theusch, 262-689-9056.
Wreath-laying ceremony

For information about membership, click below.