Horicon Bank's Building in Horicon is Turning 100 Years Old!
Our office building in Horicon is celebrating 100 years on East Lake Street! From May 18 - May 22, we will be celebrating with an entire week of special events. Each day, we will be hosting a "History Chat" and serving a light lunch to attendees. These chats will feature special speakers and cover the history of the building, the era, and the architect who designed it.
You won't want to miss Tuesday night's party! From 4:30pm-8:30pm, we're celebrating in Roaring '20's style on Elm Street with an old fashioned community block party. Live music from the era, dancing, food and fun await your whole family as we say "Happy Anniversary" to this local treasure!
If you can't make it on Tuesday, you can still be a part of the fun. Join us for the Horicon Bank Piggy Bank Scavenger Hunt! We've hidden 100 Horicon Bank Piggy Banks around the city of Horicon with a special message inside. If you find one, bring it into the bank to see what you have won! Each person who brings in a piggy bank will have the chance to be entered into a drawing for the grand prize of $100!
See a list of full events below.
Monday, May 18
"Tour of the Horicon Bank Business Center" History Chat
President Fred F. Schwertfeger will present a history of the bank and the building. Learn about the local businesses that were once housed inside the building. Stick around for a light lunch and tour of the bank!
Tuesday, May 19
"Discovering a Hidden Treasure" History Chat
Architect John Cullen will discuss the historic features of the building and how we restored it to its original state. Later, join us from 4:30pm-8:30pm for a community block party on Elm Street! The Howie Schneider Band will perform music from the era. Bring the whole family for food and fun!
Wednesday, May 20
"1915 and the Symbols of the Horicon Bank Building" History Chat
The Museum of Wisconsin Art's Graeme Reid will talk about the architecture from the 1915 era and how the bank building fit in this context. Dale Hans, our coin numismatists, will present his coin collection. Bring in your coins from 9am-11am to find out their value!
Thursday, May 21
"Historic Preservation in Wisconsin and Horicon" History Chat
Joe DeRose from the Wisconsin Historical Society, will discuss historic preservation within the state and locally. Dale Hans will again talk about coins from the era from 9am-11am.
Friday, May 22
"Who is Herman W. Buemming?" History Chat
On Friday, we'll learn about the details of the bank's architect, Herman W. Buemming. You will be able to view original blue prints of the building and learn about Buemming's work and life. We'll also be announcing the grand prize winners of the Horicon Bank Piggy Bank Scavenger Hunt!