Wreath Making Workshop

December 7, 2019   |   10:00 am

During our wreath making workshop, you will create your own unique evergreen wreath to take home.  All materials and instructions are included.  The cost is $20 per person.  The class will be limited to 20 people, so reservations are highly encouraged (sign up through Facebook or email historicindianagencyhouse@gmail.com).  If space remains on the day of the event, walk-ins will be welcome to join us.  It’ll be a great day to spend with friends!

Kiddie Christmas

December 14, 2019   |   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for our 13th annual Kiddie Christmas at the Historic Indian Agency House!  Come for the whole event, or pop in for a couple of activities.  At 1:00, there will be a fun and educational puppet show.  At 1:15, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, followed by a photo opportunity with both Mr. and Mrs. Claus and John and Juliette Kinzie.  By 1:45, several fun craft stations will be up and running.  Pick your favorite, or make them all!  At 2:30, join us for a wintry nature walk (please dress for the weather).  The cost is FREE, but a donation would be very much appreciated. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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 18-30, 2020

Children will learn hands-on what it takes to be an archaeologist. This day camp will be offered to 3rd grade school groups Wednesday through Friday each week from May 18-29. On Saturday, May 30, this STEM-based camp will be offered to community children. Space is limited, and days will fill up quickly. Be sure to register early.


Watch here for more details as they become available.

Mobile Museum Booth at the Midwest Horse Fair

April 17-19, 2020

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.

Living History Days

June 6-7, 2020

This year's Civil War reenactment focuses on year 2 of the war (1862).

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. Find details here.

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.

Summer Speaker Series

July 7,14,21,28, 2020   |   6:30 pm

Check back for details on this year's speaker series. We're arranging some great speakers!

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.

Kiddie Christmas

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.

Presentation at the Ice Age Trail Annual Conference

April 25, 2020

We will present, “The Agency House at the Portage: Geographic Intersection, Cultural Crossroads” at the Ice Age Trail 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.

Events (Subject to change—check back frequently)

The Historic Indian Agency House

1490 Agency House Road, Portage, WI 53901



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