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Lutze Housebarn 'Workdays' have begun April 22nd, hope to see you there/here!CSI Links Page


CSI and Lutze Housebarn Videos

Country Magazine 'Barn Storming' Fun shots and ideas produced by Country Magazine after their staff workday in 2012.
Foundation excavation, footing and stone wall preparations Nov 2016 and beyond backhoe work, prep for new stonework.

Behind the Scenes- Lutze Housebarn Nightlife

What happens at night that most people don't know about?  A few daytime shots of the unexpected too....

Historical resources

Manitowoc County:
Where History Lives

Explore Manitowoc County historic sites, museums, and hands-on learning events.
Discover a rich tapestry of history, unique experiences, and hidden treasures. Discover fishing villages, working harbors, and a WW2 submarine along our Lake Michigan shoreline. Find small town charm, big city amenities, fascinating museums and historic sites or begin your own journey of discovery at our libraries and genealogy centers.
If you call one of our towns home, have family history in the area, or are planning a visit, this website will help you to find new experiences and exciting opportunities.
Sheboygan County Historical Society
Travis Gross, Executive Director 
Sheboygan, WI

Manitowoc County Historical Society

Mike Maher, Executive Director
P.O. Box 574
Manitowoc, WI 54221-0574
Kiel Historical Society

1130 W. Fremont St., Kiel, WI 53042-4824

St. Nazianz Historical Society

P.O. Box 125,  St. Nazianz, WI 54232

Two Rivers Historical Society

1622 Jefferson St,  Two Rivers, WI 54241

Mishicot History Museum

411 Buchanan, Mishicot WI 54228

Smithsonian Institution
The recognized leader in artifact collections as well as educational programs, this web site pulls it all together.
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706  historicsites@whs.wisc.edu
608.264.6585 Gen'l     866.944.7483 Site Information Line
Wisconsin Archaeological 
Survey and Society
Wisconsin Main Street 
(Dept. of Commerce)
1000 Friends of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions
Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation
Archaeological Research, Inc.
Middleton, WI.  email: ariwiss@ix.netcom.com  or phone: 608.836.8677, interesting organization, mission unknown by us so far.
Society for the Preservation
of Old Mills
A great group, primarily water power and grain milling based, but with many interests represented.

The area, travel and tourism

Kessler's Old World Guesthouse
Cleveland's own and best touch of Germany, come and enjoy a touch of the old world in the heart of the new world.  Inspired by personal visits to German Guesthouses, experience the taste of one of our guestrooms, themed after one of the old Germanic kingdoms, they reflect eight hundred years of our family history.  1278 Alpine Court, Cleveland, WI 53015.   920.693.8379.
Cleveland Chamber of Commerce


Native American Tourism of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dept of Tourism
Commercial site covering attractions, parks, accommodations, Wisconsin products, road conditions, team sports.

Parks, forests

Fischer Creek State Park

County 'LS' Just north of Cleveland, WI

Kettle Moraine State Park


Kohler Andrae State Park


Point Beach State Park


Other Interesting Historic Sites

Saxonia House
This great example of German timber building in eastern Wisconsin is destined to become a family museum and Bed and Breakfast through grassroots efforts.
Henschel's Indian Museum

Sheboygan County

Wade House

Greenbush, WI  wadehouse@whs.wisc.edu

Old World Wisconsin

Eagle WI  oww@whs.wisc.edu

Pinecrest Village

A living history and building collection site sponsored by the Manitowoc County Historical Society.

Manitowoc County, WI. 

Amy, Executive Director

Visitors may reach Pinecrest Historical Village at 920-684-5110.

Interurban Car 26 Restoration Association

Sheboygan County based group working on restoring one of the interurban trolley cars that ran from Sheboygan to Elkhart Lake until 1938.  When completed it will be returned to use at the East Troy Railroad Museum.  Info Carolyn and Dan Doedens 920-668-6160.

East Troy Railroad Museum


Barron County Pioneer Village Museum

This historic site was established primarily for elementary students who study Wisconsin history in their curriculum.  Web site is designed to allow those visitors to study the site before arriving.

New Richmond Heritage Center

Nine historic buildings on 11 acres, brought to you by New Richmond Preservation Society, Inc.

Aztalan State Park

Aztalan is a partially reconstructed walled community (present day south-central Wisconsin) that was occupied by a group of Mississippian people between 1000 and 1200A.D.. 

Beckman Mill

A great interpreted and restored mill site west of Beloit, WI contact Buss Beckman in Manitowoc,
920-682-6229 for information.

Historic Cheesemaking Center, Inc.

Monroe, WI  608-325-7540

Locomotive and Tower Preservation Fund

Steam train passenger trips west from Chippewa Falls, WI  toll free 877-999-2719.

Door County Maritime Museum

Sturgeon Bay, WI   920-743-5958.

Historic Madison, Inc.


Timber restoration

Timber Framers Guild
of North America


Preservation Trades Network

731 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: 860-633-2854
email: info@ptn.org

Rural and barn preservation

Barns NOW!


Caring for Old Houses
A great list of resources, groups, articles, and links regarding preservation and restoration of older homes and buildings.  Presented by the Smithsonian Institution.
Wisconsin Barn Preservation Initiative
Barns N.O.W. 
(Network of Wisconsin)

To link please use Wisconsin Barn Preservation Initiative above.

New York State Barn Coalition Dedicated to increasing public awareness and promoting the appreciation, preservation, rehabilitation and reuse of older and historic barns.  The Coalition works toward preserving agricultural landscapes, revitalizing rural communities, and fostering pride in New York States's cultural heritage.

44 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-462-5658
email: info@preservensys.org

Supplies and Materials

Tremont Nail Company
A leader in old-time cut and forged nails of all types, yes we get all our nails from them!



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