Heritage Park, Plover Wisconsin



Geotag information GEO: 44.456624, -89.540563

The Heritage Park, located in Plover, bordered on the West by Madison St., on the East by Washington St., on the South by Willow Dr., and on the North by the Railroad tracks, is the result of Maurice Perret's and John Anderson's foresight in the late 1970's. They were responsible for the purchase of the Old Plover Methodist Church and two plots of land under the structure. The Village of Plover later donated this cost to the society. This was the beginning of what is now an historic village. In 1983 the society purchased the other 6 lots in the park and moved the Franklin/Calkins House onto the site. The remaining structures have been gathered from all over the county and brought to Heritage Park with the intention of preserving and showing what life in Portage County was like between 1870 and 1910.

The park follows a two theme presentation of its structures. The west side of the park is set up to portray community life and the east end both rural and unique structures from the county. This "preserve" of historic buildings would otherwise have been torn down and lost. The Society has endeavored to create a living monument to life in Portage County during its early settlement years.

Thanks to the efforts of Milo Harpstead, a collection of Farm Equipment now on display at the Park.

The park is open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day each Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. (Check our Calendar for all dates and times.) Contact the Society for other viewing times. See also our Map to Museums.

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Buildings At Heritage Park

Buildings along Washington Ave.

Buildings along Madison Ave.

Building along Willow Dr.

Other Buildings

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