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The Whiting's Anniversary Affair - SOLD OUT!

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Join us as we celebrate three milestone anniversaries:

90th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition

100th Anniversary of the Whiting Hotel

165th Anniversary of the City of Stevens Point

This Roaring 20s themed event will feature throwback beverages from Point Brewery and Great Northern Distilling, appetizers from Rockman's Catering, live music by Cassondra Lea, and a historical presentation about the Whiting Hotel and Prohibition from PCHS Executive Director John Harry. All proceeds from the event will support the Portage County Historical Society.

Additionally, guests will have a chance to see some of the building with tours led by Chelsey Pfiffner.

Plus, there will be a raffle for a custom made piece of 1920s inspired jewelry from Lee Ayers Jewelers created by Thomas Dailing Designs!

All ticket buyers will also become Portage County Historical Society members, if they aren't already!

Ticket Prices: Members - $25, Non-members - $30

Thanks to our event sponsors:

Starry Night Cat Cafe - Location Sponsor

Point Brewery - Beer Sponsor

Historic Stevens Point & The Pfiffner Family - Food Sponsor - In Memory of Alice, Mary, Meehan, and EJ Pfiffner

Lee Ayer's Jewelers and Thomas Dailing Designs

The City of Stevens Point

Santa's Christmas Village at Heritage Park


The Portage County Historical Society invites you to step back in time and experience the enchantment of the holiday season at Heritage Park in Plover, 2700 Madison Avenue, as the historic site turns into Santa's Christmas Village, presented by Simplicity Credit Union. This delightful holiday-themed event will take place on Sunday, December 10th, from 1 to 4 p.m. and promises a day of festive fun for the whole family.


The event’s main attraction is free professional photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, taken by Malorie Paine Photography. The first 100 kids in line will also receive a free holiday ornament painting kit from Pallets and Planks, sponsored by the MK Real Estate Team at Re/Max Excel. There will also be carolers, hot cocoa for sale, and holiday history gifts for sale at the PCHS General Store at Heritage Park.

Point Past and Present Holiday Wooden Sign Workshop

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Join the Portage County Historical Society and Pallets and Planks on December 13th at 6:30 p.m. to make a unique, historically inspired piece of holiday decor. Using historic Stevens Point holiday photos from the PCHS archives and design tools from Pallets and Planks, this workshop will have you crafting memories for your family to enjoy for years to come. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from this workshop will go to PCHS! Included in this workshop is: one holiday wooden sign and one beverage of your choice, no carry-ins. This workshop is all ages, but each reservation is limited to up to two people! Spaces are limited, reserve your spot now!


Finished decor sign is approx. 15.5" Wide x 7.5" Tall.


Pallets & Planks is located at 1036 Main St. in the heart of Downtown Stevens Point. 

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