Have you ever wondered what Burlington was like when it first began? Discover some of our city’s hidden history by finding answers to clues about buildings and locations in Burlington’s downtown then and now.

When: Saturday, July 30, 2022 at  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $10 donation to the Burlington Historical Society per clue sheet.

The clue sheet can be completed individually or as a family/group. Pick up clue sheets at the Pioneer Log Cabin or from volunteers strolling the downtown area. Look for QR codes in business windows to learn interesting history about the building. 

It is estimated to take about an hour to complete the Hunt.

Turn in completed forms by 4 p.m. at the Historical Museum and become eligible for door prizes.

Stories in Stone

When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, Time to be announced

Where: Burlington Cemetery, Hwy W, Burlington, WI

Cost: $10 per individual

 A walk through most old cemeteries will take the visitor past very old gravestones, many of which share similar symbols. Burlington Cemetery will become the classroom for a special program that will help visitors understand the special meaning of the often seen symbols or icons. Photos, maps and markers will help guests visit some of these gravestones first hand. The program, along with various funereal items from the past will be provided by Melinda Mitchell, owner of Madame Cora’s Emporium and Museum of Mortality and hosted by the Burlington Historical Society.

Additional details will follow on this site. Stay tuned!


Christmas at the Pioneer Cabin

When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 5 pm - 8 pm

Where: Pioneer Cabin in Wehmoff Square (next to the Library)