Allouez Turning 150: Holding Village Board Meeting at Original Town Hall

Posted on 4-27-2023

The Village of Allouez is inviting everyone to take a step back in time and join them in celebration of their 150th birthday. The Village Board will be holding a meeting on May 2nd, in the original Allouez Town Hall, located within Heritage Hill State Park at 2640 South Webster Avenue.

The Allouez Town Hall was built in 1912 and was used for town hall meetings, elections, and even as a warming house for ice skaters. The building is a piece of history and is a testament to the Village’s rich heritage.

The meeting is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. However, seating is limited due to the size of the building. The meeting will start at 5:30pm, and attendees will have the opportunity to witness the Village Board making important decisions that will shape the future of the community. 8th District U.S. Congressman Mike Gallagher, State Representative David Steffen and State Senator Rob Cowles will be making presentations at the board meeting.

After the meeting, visitors can enjoy the Minzo’s Kitchen Food Truck and the Heritage Hill bar, which will be open from 4:00pm. Historic interpreters will also be available to share their knowledge with visitors until 4:00pm. The grounds will remain open for walking until 7:30pm.

If you’re a history buff, you won’t want to miss the book signing by author Dannelle Gay, whose book, “100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Before You Die,” is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the state’s rich history.  All proceeds from the book signing will go to support Heritage Hill.

The celebration will also feature a concert by the band Frogwater in the Moravian Church. From Celtic to Delta blues, classical to pop with a healthy dose of unique original material, the band’s performance promises to be a hit. The concert is sponsored by the Village of Allouez, and seating is limited to 150 people.

The celebration starts at 4:00pm, and a daily admission fee applies until 4:00 pm. After that, admission is free! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the rich history of the Village of Allouez and celebrate its 150th birthday. You won’t want to miss out on this historic event!