Mobile Museum Booth at the Midwest Horse Fair
April 17-19, 2020
***Update March 13: The Midwest Horse Fair has been canceled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
We will have a booth set up right next to the blazing forges of the World Championship Blacksmiths Competition all weekend! The work of blacksmiths who served Native tribes through Indian Agencies in the early 19th century is a special focus.
Booth space donated by:
Presentation at the Ice Age Trail Alliance Annual Conference
Community Archaeology Dig
June 13-14 and 20-21, 2020
Come and work alongside real archaeologists as we search for the 1830s Agency blacksmith shop.
Annual Flag Day Celebration
June 20, 2020
Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777. Share your patriotism as you participate with us.
April 25, 2020
***Update March 17: The Ice Age Trail Alliance conference has been canceled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
We will present, “The Agency House at the Portage: Geographic Intersection, Cultural Crossroads” at the Ice Age Trail Alliance conference in Stevens Point. Situated along the Ice Age Trail at the geographically-important area of the Portage, the Historic Indian Agency House became a cultural meeting ground where perceptions were challenged and transformed.
Opening Day Celebration
May 16, 2020
Come for our opening day celebration! Author Ann Keating will be present for a book signing of her brand-new book: The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago Before the Fire.
Archaeology Kids' Camp
May 20-22 and 27-30, 2020
Children will learn hands-on what it takes to be an archaeologist. This day camp will be offered to 3rd through 5th grade school groups Wednesday through Friday each of the two weeks. On Saturday, May 30, this STEM-based camp will be offered to the general public (kids in grades 3 through 5). Registration is required. Space is limited, and camps will fill up quickly. Be sure to register early!
Living History Days
June 6-7, 2020
This year's Civil War reenactment focuses on year 2 of the war (1862).
Summer Speaker Series
July 7,14,21,28, 2020 | 6:30 pm
Every Tuesday night in July, talks will cover topics related to archaeology and blacksmithing. Admission is free!
Saturday Morning Nature Walks
August 8 and 15, 2020
Our 233 acres surrounding the Agency House are a beautiful place to explore. Our guided nature walks are sure to be fun times of discovery.
Living History Day
September 19, 2020
This year's theme will be home entertainment in the 1830s. Watch a melodrama and participate by booing at the bad guy and cheering for our hero, while learning how our ancestors entertained themselves.
Election of 1832
October 3, 2020
Meet the presidential candidates of the 1832 election. Check back for details as they become available.
Portage Center for the Arts has generously offered its facilities for this performance.
December 12, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Our 14th annual Kiddie Christmas is sure to be lots of fun! Admission is free, but a donation is appreciated.