Manitowoc Historical Society plans fall stroll for mid-October, plus more local news

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Manitowoc County Historical Society to host Fall Stroll in mid-October

a tree in front of a house: Manitowoc County's Pinecrest Historical Village, shown here in fall.

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Manitowoc County’s Pinecrest Historical Village, shown here in fall.

Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road in Manitowoc, is offering a fall site stroll for guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the historic Pinecrest Village from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16-17.

The village is open for strolling amid the coronavirus pandemic, but all historic buildings are closed to the public. The McAllister House Welcome Center will be open for restrooms and the Museum Store. When people are indoors, masks are required. Restrooms are also available on the back of the General Store/Meat Market.

Pick-up will also be held during these times for those who have reserved an All Hallow’s Eve STEAM Pack. Packs will be available for pick-up on the McAllister House Welcome Center front porch.

Also available for pick-up on the porch will be an outdoor history scavenger hunt. Identify items throughout the historical village and in the windows of the historic structures.

There is no admission charge for the fall site stroll. As a non-profit organization, the museum said it “would greatly appreciate your donation to assist in supporting our Manitowoc County Historical Society during this time. A donation box will be available on the porch of the McAllister House Welcome Center.”

Besides the two-day fall site stroll, the Historical Society grounds and buildings are closed for the year. Local history information is always available on the museum’s website at and its social media channels. 

‘InfoFun Day’ set for Oct. 17 at Lighthouse Inn

The Manitowoc County “That’s Enough Already” (TEA) movement said in a news release that it will host an “InfoFun Day” on Oct. 17 at the Lighthouse Inn, 1515 Memorial Drive, Two Rivers. It said doors will open at 1 p.m. with activities starting at 2 p.m.

Activities include a “Best Dressed Patriot” contest and a trivia contest. For the trivia contest, teams will consist of four people with registration ending at 1:45 p.m. on the day of the event. To pre-register, call 920-732-3200 or email with subject line “TEA — Contest Entry” to with team name and list of members.

The group said “several speakers have been secured and we are looking for appropriate vendors. Other activities available are Jenga or play a hand of sheepshead.”

For more information, call 920-732-3200 or email


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