The Sauk County Historical Society held its annual Founders' Day Picnic on June 18 in the historic Henry Ringling barn on the farm of Roy and Lois Luther in rural Fairfield. Over 100 people attended the event in the 1916 barn built by the youngest of the seven Ringling brothers. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, who spoke about the history of ICF and the current building project. The historical society turned 114 years old in June and still continues its mission to collect, preserve and share Sauk County History.

Coming Soon!  

A History of “The Strip”


Dell View to Fort Dells - 1927-1977

When? August 6, 2019 - 7 pm

Where? Frank Fischer Center located at 20 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South in Lake Delton

A free presentation by the Sauk County Historical Society on the first fifty years of the Hwy 12 Lake Delton ‘strip” will be given on Tuesday, August 6 at 7 pm at the Frank Fischer Center located at 20 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South in Lake Delton.  Iconic attractions like Storybook Gardens, Fort Dells, the Ducks, Tommy Bartlett’s will be discussed along with iconic hotels such as the Dell View and Uphoff’s and restaurants such as the Del Bar and House of Embers.

Pictures from the collection of Jake Beard will be shown. He is the creator and administrator of the Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells Photos History page on Facebook which currently has over 4,300 members.  Beard has been collecting photos of the area since creating the page in 2011.



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