Historic Indian Agency House


Indian Agency House KitchenThe Historic Indian Agency House hosts a variety of special events and activities through our normal season.

Take advantage of PORTAGE DAYS
Call for details; proof of residency required.

Event Calendar

Wednesday, May 15-Oct 15  
Site open daily 10am to 4pm.
Guided tours, Nature Trail, Gift Shop.

Saturday, May 31 
“Wau-Bun Dramatic Readings,” Part 1 of 2.
Watch (and hear) history come to life, via the writings of the Agency’s first mistress of the house, Juliette Kinzie. FREE.

Saturday, June 14 
Flag Day Celebration,

Luncheon & Featured Presentation (a sneak peak of Part 2 of the “Dramatic Readings,” with a full dress rehearsal). Reservations required; fee for catered lunch.
Saturday, June 14  
“Wau-Bun Dramatic Readings,” Part 2 of 2
. Evening performance. FREE.

Tuesday, June 24   
5th Annual Summer Speaker Series,
Installment 1 of 4.
Theme: “Uncovering Wisconsin’s Past,” a closer look at non-traditional research methods and how they have shaped our understanding of Wisconsin history. Refreshments provided. Speaker TBA. FREE.

Tuesday, July 29 
Summer Speaker Series,
Installment 2 of 4.
Speaker TBA. Call for info. FREE.

Friday, August 01 
“Hands-On History Children’s Workshop: Ho-Chunk Clans,”
Session 1. Focus on traditional and integral aspect of this Native lifeway, through activities, discussions and crafts.  Reservations and refundable fee required.
Saturday, August 02  
“Hands-On History Children’s Workshop: Ho-Chunk Clans,”
Session 2. Reservations and refundable fee required.

Tuesday, August 26  
Summer Speaker Series, Installment 3 of 4.
Speaker TBA. Call for info. FREE.

Saturday, September 13  
6th Annual Living History Weekend, “Tavern Times.” 

Special tours and historic demonstrations exploring the Agency’s brief tenure as a frontier boarding house. FREE.

Friday, Sept 19 & Saturday, Sept 20  
Native American Flute-Making Workshop,

Led by William Quackenbush, member of Ho-Chunk Nation’s Deer Clan. Limited to 15 participants; reduced participation fee of $75/person (offset by grant funding). Register by August 22.  Call for info.

Tuesday, Sept  30  
Summer Speaker Series,
Installment 4 of 4.
Speaker TBA. Call for info. FREE.

Saturday, October 18 
"The Gathering" Benefit Mixer.

Bluegrass band, “General Store” and Silent Auction, Craft Beer and Fall treats. Fee applies. (Our ONLY fundraising event!)

Wednesday, December 03 
FREE, always-popular "Kiddie Christmas"
--crafts & treats!

Dec 27 – March 07  “Snow Days.”
Every other Saturday, beginning Dec 27,

Explore the Nature Trail by snow shoes or cross country skis. Snow shoes available for public use by reservation. FREE.

The Historic Indian Agency House is located at the end of Rustic Road 69, just off Hwy 33 east of Portage. Call 608-742-6362 with any questions.

All Historic Indian Agency House events are open to the public.

Events subject to change without notice.
Please call 608-742-6362 for the most up-to-date information.

Please visit the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce website at for further information on these and other area events.

For more information, call the Historic Indian Agency House at (608) 742-6362.



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