The Packers play Sunday night, so your family (and you) have a whole day to enjoy Fall activities.
One event you shouldn't miss is "Days Gone By" at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn in Brookfield. The 1843 Greek Revival Inn once stood on the corner of what is now Bluemound and Pilgrim Parkway. It's on the National Register of Historic Places.
There's fun inside the Inn: A G-scale model train will extend the length of the Inn's ballroom. Nearby there is a collection of children's antique toys, and photographs of early Brookfield. While there, be sure to visit the bedrooms, the men's tap room, "ladies parlor," dining room and state-of-the-art kitchen.
Children and adults can enjoy a one-room school. Listen for the ringing of the old Woodside school bell. Lessons will be taught by "schoolmarm" Jean Stackpole (Brookfield) at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30. More lessons may be added.
Since it is now Fall, it's time to start thinking about winter.
Outside, our early settlers (Tom and Mary Ramstack) will be getting ready for Winter. They'll need much "hands on" help from on-lookers. You'll find an ice house nearby and you can even view antique carriages at the Smithy's Shoppe. Listen to the banjo music (after 1 pm).
Stop at the food stand
Take part in 'hands on" activities
Race with a "stuffed animal" - remember to bring your favorite
Browse / shop at a tent full of antiques, collectibles, crafts and food products
Find a pumpkin (from Simon's market) to take home.
Take a chance on winning a handmade queen sized quilt
Sunday, October 7, from 10 am to 4 pm. The address is 1075 Pilgrim Parkway (between Bluemound and Gebhardt Road). On-site parking. $5 Adults, $3 Children (5 or over).
Call 262 782 4057 for more information, or check www.ElmbrookHistoricalSociety.org.