The Ozaukee County Historical Society launched a new event, Autumn at the Village, this year. The event was held at Ozaukee County Pioneer Village in rural Saukville, WI. Activities included basket weaving, demonstrating an antique crosscut saw, corn husk doll making, sauerkraut making, face painting, candle making, pumpkin carving, hayrides, and more. Event photos are in the new Autumn at the Village 2014 gallery.
Several of my recent photos of the Port Washington 1860 Light Station docents have been published on the Port Washington Historical Society’s web site. The pictures in the gallery were all taken while our volunteer greeters and tour guides were on duty at the Light Station.
Every year during Labor Day weekend, Ozaukee County Pioneer Village turns into an armed camp. Dozens of Revolutionary War reenactors arrive to stage their annual encampment. Authentic costumes abound, realistic camps spring up, military formations are staged, and noisy battles ensue.
To witness this year’s action, drop by the Pioneer Village Revolutionary War Reenactment gallery, where 29 new photos have been added.
Here’s the intrepid group of photographers I led on a photo tour of Port Washington recently. Keeping with the nautical focus of the town, we posed at the Toledo Anchor Memorial in Union Cemetery. These folks are members of the Photo Pictorialists of Milwaukee, a camera club founded in 1904.
The outing began with a tour of the Port Washington 1860 Light Station led my Howard Vrankin (second from right) and me (blue shirt).
The Photo Pictorialists is my only current photo club affiliation. Many thanks to William Stonecipher (second from left) for the great group photo!
The Milwaukee Fire Museum is located at 16th and Oklahoma in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It resides in an authentic Milwaukee Fire Department fire station built in 1927, which remained active until 1995. Visitors can get a glimpse of what life at a fire station was like during that time.
There is a nice collection of artifacts showing various technologies used to report fires and dispatch fire fighters. There are also two vintage fire trucks on display in the garage.
Today the final WordPress version of BlockPhotos.com went live. At launch, the site contained 216 pages, 15 blog posts, and 5,676 images in 193 galleries.
This site was first launched in 2003 and this was a complete rebuild in WordPress. To learn more about the site and author, visit the About page.
Each summer on the third weekend in July, the Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion stages its annual show at Pioneer Village in rural Saukville, Wisconsin. The show features vintage gas- and steam-powered tractors and a variety of historic gas engines. Farm equipment such as antique sawmills, balers, and threshers is also shown and demonstrated. The show wraps up on Sunday afternoon with a tractor parade.
I photographed this show as a volunteer for the Ozaukee County Historical Society. Forty images from the 2014 show were added to the Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion Tractor Show gallery.
Although I’m originally from Michigan and have lived in other states as well, Wisconsin has been home to me for over 30 years now. I’ve raised my family here and put down roots. And even set aside my home state sports team loyalties and become a Packers fan!
I’ve enjoyed photographing many of Wisconsin’s lighthouses, events, natural subjects, and interesting sights and places. In my Glimpses of Wisconsin galleries, I share them with you.