Events Calendar

Meteor Work Weekend
Saturday & Sunday April 25-26
9:00 4:00 p.m.
Join a group of hearty volunteers from around the Midwest for this annual clean-up of the historic SS Meteor whaleback ship. Wear your work clothes. Anticipate cold weather and dress accordingly. Most tasks will involve paint, grime and grease. Tools will be provided, but no special skills are needed. Everyone is welcome. Lunch will be provided both Saturday and Sunday. Pre-registration is recommended.  To register and find full details on the event, a list of projects, and a downloadable waiver form, visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation website (
For more information, call us at 715-394-5712.

Mother’s Day at Fairlawn
Sunday May 10, noon to 4:00 p.m.
All admissions are half price! Celebrate Mother’s Day with a tour of this beautiful Victorian mansion (half price admissions: $4.50 for adults, $3.75 for students & seniors). For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Meteor and Firehouse Grand Reopening
On Sunday May 17, we’ll reopen the Meteor and the Old Firehouse and Police Museum for the 2015 summer season. Join us for our grand reopening event! From noon to 4 p.m. we’ll have free admission to both museums. Take a tour and enjoy some cake, coffee, and punch!

Ice Cream Social at Fairlawn
Wednesday July 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Bring the family to Fairlawn for some old-fashioned fun, including food at “yesteryear” prices, carriage rides, games, cake walk, music by the Fractals, and free group tours of the mansion (last tour leaves at 8 p.m.). This year we’re combining the city’s Bayside Sounds concert with our Ice Cream Social, so you won’t have to choose between these two fun events! For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Mini-Golf for the Old Firehouse and Police Museum
Monday August 17, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
at Capt’n J’s Mini-Golf, next to the SS Meteor on Barker’s Island 
Play a round of mini-golf and enjoy a hot dog, beverage, and chips — all for just $6.50. This is a great family event. Local firefighters and police officers will be available to talk to the kids. All proceeds go to support the Old Firehouse and Police Museum. For more information, call 715-394-5712.

McDougall’s Dream
Saturday September 26, 2015, 1-8 p.m.
McDougall’s Dream is our annual gathering to raise funds for restoration and preservation of the SS Meteor. Daytime talks feature local maritime topics. Dinner, keynote speaker, and silent auction fill the evening. Reservations are recommended.
For more information, call 715-394-5712.