Heritage Days at the Jonathan Clark House


Put away the electronics and experience life in Mequon-Thiensville as it was in the 1850s. The Jonathan Clark House Museum will host three events this spring and summer where participants can step back in time and learn more about early settler life in our beautiful community. Each event features hands on activities and fun for all! 


All the events at this historic 1848 home include costumed docents telling intriguing stories of our early settlers such as Jonathan and Mary Clark, Mary’s father Peter Turck and their neighbors, the Bonniwell Family. Yard games and refreshments are all included in these free events. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Financial support of this series is generously given by Richmond Investment Services of Mequon.

Mark your calendar to join us for Heritage Days on June 9 and August 18, and please support our partners and sponsors: Richmond Investment Services, Mequon-Thiensville School District, Ozaukee County Dairy Promotion Committee, Lindenwood 4H.

Heritage Days

Dairy Farming Fun

Saturday, June 9 • 12-3 pm


June is Dairy Month! Join us as we explore the importance of dairying in our state. Children can take a turn churning butter and enjoy the sweet reward on a slice of bread. A Lindenwood 4-H dairy member will let you pet a calf and try your hand at milking a cow. End your afternoon with a free dairy snack courtesy of the Ozaukee County Dairy Promotions Board. 

Early Settler Chores

Saturday, August 18 • 12-3 pm


The grounds surrounding the home will be filled with items used for chores typical of those in the 1850s. You will learn to wash and dry clothes the old-fashioned way. Visitors will view a display of old farm tools and learn the basics of rope making. A Schnitzelbank will be demonstrated as a useful woodworking tool used by various trades from farmers to wheelwrights. 

JCH Heritage Days Poster (pdf)