Celebrating Women's History

Saturday, August 14th - 15th | 11 AM - 3 PM

The Barron County Historical Society is pleased to host the return of 2019's successful Garden Luncheon and High Tea at the Pioneer Village Museum! The Garden Luncheon on August 14th and August 15th will include activities and speakers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grab your fancy hat, dress up if you wish, come play croquet and enjoy a relaxing afternoon while listening to guest speakers.


A Luncheon will be served both days for those who have RSVP’d to the museum by calling 715-458-2080 by Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Cost is $30.00 and will include entry to the museum, lunch, all programming for that day, as well as access to the rest of the museum. Luncheon will include sandwich, side salad, fruit and 4 delectable desserts along with beverage.

On Saturday we have Women’s History Day as we celebrate the role women play in Barron County's history - and our world history - at the Pioneer Village Museum. We'll bring to light rights, achievements and progress won by women in a historical context.

Kathy Waldvogel will speak first at 11 am. Kathy is a local author but is moving out of state so this will be your last chance to hear her speak around here. Kathy is the author of “Spies, Soldiers, Couriers, and Saboteurs: Women of the American Revolution” and a children’s book call “Three Little Ghosts”.


Carolyn Saunders will speak after lunch and will be doing a presentation from the League of Women Voters.

Jessica Michna will start at 2 with Impressionist of Historical Notable Women in a dramatic format. Jessica has become widely known for her riveting portrayals of First Ladies, notable women of history and fictitious characters.


Sunday is our Garden Tea. This event will feature Inga Witscher, best known as the host of the television show Around the Farm Table on Wisconsin Public Television and other PBS Stations. Witscher's activities, along with her husband, Chance Orth, have included a recipe blog, market sales, magazine columns and bed and breakfast business.