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Island Church annual summer picnic Print
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Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

WATERLOO -- The Island Church Foundation invites the public to visit the historic St. Wenceslaus (Island) Church on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Edward Langer will speak at 12:30 p.m. about the settlers of The Island in the multi-purpose building next to the church.

Bill "HORSE" Bossingham will entertain guests on the church grounds with his one-man band from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (bring lawn chairs).

In keeping with tradition, there will also be a light lunch, kolache, and a play area with children's activities.

St. Wenceslaus Church was built in 1863 and closed in 1891. The church is opened to the public twice each year, including the celebration of St. Wenceslaus' Day the fourth Sunday in September.

There is a cemetery behind the church.

The Island Church, as it has become known, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Wisconsin registered landmark.

The church is located at the intersection of Island Church and Blue Joint Rds., off Hwy. 89, south of Waterloo.

The Island Church Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining, and promoting the former St. Wenceslaus Church.

 

 
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