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Annual picnic held at historic church in Waterloo Print E-mail
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Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

WATERLOO -- The Island Church Foundation invites the public to visit the historic St. Wenceslaus Church, commonly referred to as the Island Church, for the annual St. Wenceslaus Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 27.

The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include Mass in the church at 2:30 p.m. Local historian Edward Langer will be on hand with books, maps, and other information from his research on the emigration from Landskron to Waterloo and other places in Wisconsin.

Sandwiches, corn-on-the cob, homemade kolaches, and desserts will be available in the Island Church Foundation Meeting Hall, located next to the church. Children's games will take place throughout the afternoon on the church grounds.

St. Wenceslaus Church was built in 1863 and closed in 1891. The church is opened to the public each year to observe St. Wenceslaus Day. There is a cemetery behind the church. The church is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Wisconsin registered landmark, located at W7911 Blue Joint Rd., at the intersection with Island Church Rd., off Hwy. 89, south of Waterloo.

For more information on the foundation, contact Chantel Blaschka at 608-577-0616 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
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