MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR HERITAGE DAYS THIS SUMMER!
Sunday, June 4 12:00 – 3:00 Saturday, June 17 9:00 – 12:00 Tuesday, June 20 2:00 – 5:00 Wednesday, July 19 12:00 – 3:00 Saturday, July 29 9:00 – 12:00
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Thanks to Ruby Tap for hosting a special trivia night on Tuesday April 25!
Great event at the Pink Llama Gallery!! Thank you Board President Tammie Strause and owner of the Pink Llama for sponsoring this event to support the Jonathan Clark House!
The Second Annual Meeting of the Friends of Jonathan Clark House was held on January 10, 2017. Members gathered to hear outgoing President Jim Glassford recap the year’s highlights and explain the goals for 2017. The new board was voted on and approved. We welcome: Diana Hetzel, Rob Holyoke, Pamela Ruschman and Dan Umhoefer who join Cindy Bock, Margaret Bussone, and Tammie Strause as the 2017 Board.
Special thanks to Outpost Natural Foods and Ruby Tap for our refreshments and to Jim Marshall and Spectrum Investment Advisors for hosting the meeting at their cafe.
Thanks to all who stopped in at our HOLIDAY LIGHTS at the Jonathan Clark House in December!
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Thank you Michelle Savas Thompson for allowing us to take part in the Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour!
and to the many visitors who stopped in to see her work and tour JCH>
The Jonathan Clark House was stop #33 on the Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour: Friday October 7 (4 – 8 pm), Saturday October 8 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sunday October 9 (11 am – 4 pm). Artist Michelle Savas Thompson http://www.msavas.com/ worked on her oil painting and visitors were offered tours of the house.
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The final Heritage Days event of the season was Sunday September 25 – Fall Fest!
Lil’Rev’s performance was enjoyed by the crowd http://www.lilrev.com
The second in the series was Sunday August 21 – Augtober Fest celebrating our German Heritage! The music of Brewhaus Polka Kings filled the air. Many toured the Jonathan Clark House during their visit and enjoyed Usinger sausages provided by OZDOGS!
July 24th was Pie on the Patio on Sunday, July 24, from 11AM to 5PM at the Jonathan Clark House. Our 2015 “Pie on the Patio” event returned with delicious pies donated by Outpost Natural Foods. An extra bonus this year was music by blues artist Evan Christian. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Fromm Family Foods, and our Supporting Sponsors Spectrum Investment Advisors, Shaffer Development and Outpost Natural Foods.
Early June Summer Recreation Program at the Jonathan Clark House featured the “Think Like an Historian” curriculum and its application with young students in activities at JCH.
Teachers Margaret Bussone, Diane Schlitz, and Penny Hase guide their students through various learning activities.
Join us for a Patriotic Open House on Sunday June 12 from noon to 3 pm. We’ll celebrate Wisconsin’s statehood in 1848 – the same year the Jonathan Clark House was built.
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Our March Open House celebrated our community’s Irish Heritage
Special thanks to our intern Adam Azzalino for the great News Graphic article!
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THANKS TO ALL WHO VISITED OUR BOOTH AT THE WINTER FROLIC ON FEBRUARY 6 AT THE MEQUON NATURE PRESERVE! AND THANKS TO WILD PAINTING FOR SPONSORING OUR EXHIBIT!
The Mequon Nature Preserve broke previous records with over 2,000 participants in this year’s Frolic. The JCH exhibit was a big hit with area families interested in local history. It gave children a chance to have their photo taken in a straw hat, bonnet or their own personal winter hat. Bruce Wild of Wild Painting in Brown Deer was the JCH exhibit sponsor.
SPECIAL THANKS TO TAMMIE STRAUSE AND THE PINK LLAMA GALLERY FOR HOSTING THE SPECIAL VALENTINE’S EVENT ON FEBRUARY 2 TO BENEFIT THE JONATHAN CLARK HOUSE
The Friends thank Tammie Strause, owner of the Pink Llama Gallery in downtown Cedarburg, for hosting a benefit for the Jonathan Clark House. Friends members and area art enthusiasts mingled with local artists and delighted in the fine art and craft available just in time for St. Valentine’s Day. Tammie generously gave a portion of her sales to the Friends of Jonathan Clark House.
Joe DeRose, Historian of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Historic Preservation Office, visited the Jonathan Clark House on February 1, 2016. His visit was an opportunity for staff to discuss the National Register of Historic Places status of the Clark House. Joe’s responsibilities include providing educational resources and assistance in historic preservation to property owners, local organizations and local governments.
Participating in the tour and discussion were JCH Board Secretary Margaret Bussone, Preservation Manager Fred Derr, Project Intern Adam Azzalino and Director Nina Look.
Special guests enjoyed a visit to the Jonathan Clark House to tour the museum as it is decorated for the holidays as the Clarks would have done so in 1848.
The Jonathan Clark House is located in Mequon at the corner of Bonniwell & Cedarburg Roads
We had a great experience at the 3rd annual Taste of Mequon. Many visitors stopped at our booth and learned about the museum!
We are pleased to have been featured in the 46th annual Architectural Treasure Tour held on August 1 and 2. Nearly 400 people participated in our docent led tours of the museum during the two days. They learned about the Greek Revival architecture of this historic stone home, the history of the Clark Family, and the furniture and furnishings of the 1848 – 1870 time period interpreted inside the museum.
“Bringing History to Life Campaign” launched on May 7. A special thanks to Partnership Bank which so generously sponsored this event and to Fromm Family Foods for the campaign materials.
Clark Descendents attend Summer Picnic
The summer of 2014 was a busy one at the Jonathan Clark House Museum. The highlight has been the reunion of the descendants of Jonathan Clark and Peter Turck. Liz Hickman, the great great granddaughter of Jonathan Clark traveled from Texas with her husband to join her daughters, sisters and other relatives and friends to celebrate her 70th birthday. Relatives, Board members, and other invited guests gathered on the grounds for an old-fashioned picnic complete with games and activities for her grandchildren.
We need your help! Please support this historic treasure by donating to the Friends of the Jonathan Clark House, Ltd, PO Box 634, Mequon, WI 53092. Make checks payable to Jonathan Clark House Museum. If you would prefer to donate online, click on the Donate button below.
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Located on the corner of Bonniwell and Cedarburg Roads, the museum is being developed for the education and enjoyment of the Mequon and Thiensville community and surrounding areas. An aggressive effort to purchase and preserve this important historic property is underway, and at this time, the building is not handicap accessible.
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