Please join the Caledonia Historical Society for a community wide garage sale to raise money for the Botting Machine Shed restoration project. This is a chance to both have some fun and help Caledonia save a piece of its history.
There will be a wide array of items for sale from the society’s 100+ families and friends. A silent auction will be held throughout the day and a live auction will be held at 2 p.m. for the more rare and interesting items donated by the community. There will also be a bake sales, 50/50 raffle and a food court.
All proceeds and donations go toward the renovation of the Botting Machine Shed. This 70 by 24 foot machine shed is a rare example of a large, two story Wisconsin style shed. Built by E.J. Botting in 1902, the shed used to reside on the Botting farm in the northeast corner of the village on Botting Road. The first floor of the building was for the storage of farm equipment while the second was used as a storage area for animal feed.
Due to the uniqueness of this machine shed, the Caledonia Historical Society asked to acquire and preserve the structure and move it to our historical village. The society is in the middle of a three-year project to restore the shed and meet state requirements.
The Caledonia Historical Society is a totally volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Caledonia. We greatly appreciate your support in completing this significant historical project.
- May 12, 2018
- Location: Highway 38 and 5 Mile Road, Caledonia Historical Village, WI
- Phone: (262) 681-1530
- Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Price: Free