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    4th of July in Sheboygan

    by apuleuis Written Jun 22, 2014

    I think Sheboygan is probably one of the best placed to spend Independence Day (at least for its size/location). There are a huge number of things going on during the day. The evening of July 3rd starts the festivities with a Venetian Boat parade where people decorate their boats with lights and parade down the river. On the 4th the 'Big Bang Festival' start with a parade, then along the lakeshore there is a volleyball tournament. Then the cardboard boat regatta (my personal favorite). Then the local community theater, Sheboygan Theater Company, puts on a play or musical revue. All day along the lakeshore there is live music, food, children's activities and vendors. Then of course fireworks over the lake at night.

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    "Sheboygan, Tales of the Tragic and Bizarre”

    by lisann1 Written Oct 26, 2010

    Author Appearance, Book Signing
    Sheboygan County historian and author Bill Wangemann will be signing and reading from his latest book, "Sheboygan, Tales of the Tragic and Bizarre”. Join the author for some great storytelling! Complimentary refreshments.

    Date: Saturday, November 13th
    Time: 1 to 3 PM
    Place: The Map & Globe Exchange, 841 Riverfront Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081
    For more information: (920) 208-7511

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    "Murder, Mystery and Mayhem" trolley tour

    by lisann1 Updated Oct 13, 2010

    The Map & Globe Exchange is again hosting two new Trolley Tours narrated by local historian Bill Wangemann.

    They will be on Saturday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 30th, 2010. The theme will be "Murder, Mystery and Mayhem" about puzzles and unsolved events in Sheboygan. There will be four one hour tours beginning at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM.

    The trolley will board at The Map & Globe Exchange, 841 Riverfront Drive, Sheboygan.

    The tickets are $10 (children are free). Reserve tickets in advance by credit card by calling 920-208-7511, or stop in at the store.

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    Historic Trolley Tour of Sheboygan, 8/28/10

    by lisann1 Written Aug 10, 2010

    Due to overwhelming response to the first tour in July, the second ‘Sheboygan Historic Tour' will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2010, hosted by The Map & Globe Exchange, 841 Riverfront Drive, Sheboygan.

    Four one-hour trolley tours will be given that day at 10am, 11am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. The tours will be narrated by City Historian, Bill Wangemann, and will include colorful stories at every turn. The trolley will board at 841 Riverfront Drive.

    Tickets for the tour are $7.00 for Adults. Children are FREE when accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited so please purchase your advance tickets, and reserve your time slot at the Map & Globe Exchange. Tickets can be reserved by credit card by calling 920-208-7511.

    Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Each adult will get a bag of coupons from local businesses!

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    Riverfront Art Walk

    by lisann1 Written Jun 3, 2010

    Riverfront Art Walk: A self-guided walking tour
    Have a great time in your free time browsing some cool art on Sheboygan's historic and picturesque riverfront and lakefront! Just print out an artist brochure and map from the website and take them along as your guide. You'll find artistic treasures from talented local artists amongst the many shanties that now offer everything from boutiques to bait stores. Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants with outdoor seating. Watch the sailboats and fishing boats cruise down the river and out into Lake Michigan. And take pleasure in the art of Sheboygan. www.SheboyganWalkingTours.com

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    Art Walk on the Riverfront Boardwalk

    by lisann1 Written Jul 17, 2009

    Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy a self-guided walking tour on Sheboygan's historic and picturesque riverfront. Print out the artist brochure and map and take them along as your guide for a great time in your free time. You'll find artistic treasures from talented local artists amongst the many shanties that now offer everything from boutiques to bait stores.
    Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants with outdoor seating. Watch the sailboats and fishing boats cruise down the river and out into Lake Michigan. And take pleasure in the art of Sheboygan!

    Sheboygan Lighthouse Windsurfing on Lake Michigan Sheboygan's Marina Sheboygan's Riverfront boardwalk Sailboat heading towards Lake Michigan
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    Art Walk on the Riverfront Boardwalk

    by lisann1 Written Jul 17, 2009

    Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy a self-guided walking tour on Sheboygan's historic and picturesque riverfront. Print out the artist brochure and map and take them along as your guide for a great time in your free time. You'll find artistic treasures from talented local artists amongst the many shanties that now offer everything from boutiques to bait stores.
    Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants with outdoor seating. Watch the sailboats and fishing boats cruise down the river and out into Lake Michigan. And take pleasure in the art of Sheboygan!

    Sheboygan Lighthouse Windsurfing on Lake Michigan Sheboygan's Marina Sheboygan's Riverfront boardwalk

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    Kohler Design Center

    by apuleuis Written Sep 25, 2006

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    Ok, not actually in Sheboygan, but in Kohler. Not just for those intersted in toliets. The basement is the history of the Kohler Company and bathrooms in general (you'll find your old avacado green sink there). The main floor is a lot of individual pieces and a wall of toilets. The top floor is designed kitchens and bathrooms. Really is interesting, trust me! And if you don't like it, you didn't lose much, since its free to get in.

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    John Michael Kohler Arts Center

    by apuleuis Written Sep 25, 2006

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    Great arts center. Check my travelogue for more pictures. Check out the galleries. Enjoy the courtyard. Take in a theater show. Grab a latte. Make sure you go to the bathroom while there (or look at the washroom pictures on their site). Best thing is it's free to get in!

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    Ellwood H. May Environmental Park

    by moiraistyx Updated Jun 24, 2006

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    Ellwood H. May Environmental Park is known to the locals as Maywood It consists of 120 acres and is open year round. There is an ecology center and trails for public use. Maywood hosts environmental programs, community events, recreational outings, summer camps, and field trips. You may also walk the trails your self. The park is a popular destination for school groups, families, and individuals who love nature and the outdoors. We used to take the day care children here form both the migrant head start program and The Sheboygan Child Care Center. It gave the children an opportunity to run off so much of that energy they always seem to have. I wish I was able to share some of many pictures of this area with you, unfortunately I can not due to Head Start confidentiality rules.

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    Urban Rec Trail

    by moiraistyx Updated Jun 24, 2006

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    This is a great trail for individuals and families a like. Not only is it a connecting point between the harbor and the Old Plank Trail but it also provides access to Sheboygan's business district. It meanders through the various park in Sheboygan, the historic distric, residential district and also the commercial district. You may walk, skate or ride your bike along this trail. This was another favorite destionation for the children of the migrant head start program. Although I have dozens of pictures from here, I am not allowed to use them due to Head Start confidentiality rules.

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    Facade of the Old Carnegie Library

    by yooperprof Written Nov 7, 2004

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    They tore down the old Carnegie Library in Sheboygan - maybe there was a fire here? The grounds ajoin the Kohler Arts Center, and a garden and greenhouse now occupy the space which formerly housed the library.

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    The Kohler Arts Center

    by yooperprof Updated Nov 7, 2004

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    How wonderful that the Kohler family has decided to focus part of their philanthropy in their home town! The Kohler Arts Center is the model of what can be done to invigorate cultural life in Middle America.

    At the Kohler Art Center, the emphasis is on contemporary art and living artists, with additional focus on "outsider art" - art produced by those who are shunned by the traditional "gate-keepers" who determine what is and is not "acceptable" art. For example, the Arts Center has a permanent display of the lifework of Lou Bowlin, the "Rhinestone Cowboy" of McComb Mississippi, who dedicated himself to creating a unique living environment of glittering sequins and baubles. The Art Center has reconstructed several rooms of Bowlin's house, a spectacle that must be seen to be understood.

    Art for Art's Sake
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    Urinal Art at the Kohler Arts Center

    by yooperprof Written Oct 20, 2004

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    And it's not Marcel Duchamp!

    The Kohler Arts Center commissioned a well-known ceramicist (I don't have his name with me right now) to design and execute the public restrooms at their Sheboygan facility. It's very appropriate for them to do so, as their Kohler family made their bundle selling porcelain bathroom fixtures across America. I didn't get a chance to examine the ladies room, but the men's is among the most stunning toilets I've ever seen!

    useful art
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    Wreck of the Lottie Cooper

    by yooperprof Written Oct 19, 2004

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    The ruins of a 19th century lake schooner, dredged up from Davy Jones' Locker, and reconstructed on Sheboygan's waterfront. The remnants of this vessel give a good impression of what sailing on the Great Lakes must have been like in the glory days of sailing.

    Not exactly ship-shape
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