Upcoming Events



Burlingtons Early influencers

Cemetery Walk


October 8, 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Burlington Cemetery  

701 Browns Lake Drive, Burlington, Wisconsin

Cost $15.00 per person


We hope you will join us for a peek at Burlington’s past as you get to know some of its early leaders as interpreted by local actors.


This years subjects include Pliny Perkins, Eda Meinhardt, Dr. Edward Gelisha Dyer, Nettie Karcher, and Elias Nelson White. Each of these individuals were influencers at a critical point in Burlingtons growth. Without their influence, Burlington would probably be a very different place than it is today. Re-enactors will greet you at the gravesites of these notable figures and share with you a part of the life and the time in which they lived. 



We promise you a very interesting afternoon!


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Getting Your House to Talk!

November 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine

   Please join us for this informative workshop with Michael Rehberg, Lead Interpreter       for Lake Geneva's Black Point Estate and Gardens.  Black Point Estate is operated by    the Wisconsin Historical Society.


His illustrated slide presentation (with handouts) will discuss the strategies for researching the history of your house. You will learn about many of the resources available locally at libraries, historical societies, and city and county offices. You will also learn how to utilize maps, old newspapers and other important online resources. 


This will be an informative session, with lots of "how to" advice.  Michael will share some of the surprising things he's found working on several properties...and websites where you can start your searching.  It will be an interesting hour, even if you don't expect to do a lot of personal research later.


Every house is unique, and information for any given property can sometimes be a challenge to find, but this workshop will offer you plenty of places to begin your search...

Call the Burlington Library to register - 262-342-1130