Chapter Fall Outing Details

Old World Wisconsin

Sept. 17, 2017


Washing Clothes by Joe Rakoczy


Sunday September 17th - is PSA Chicago Chapter's Exciting Fall Outing to Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI. 

8:00 AM - We load the Bus at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg (New Location on Golf Road, see enclosed map). We will also have pick up and drop off locations in route at Lake Zurich and Genoa City, WI (See maps below) 

10:00 AM arrive at Old World Wisconsin (OWW) and begin our photo adventure (OOW has good lunch and snack facilities. Lunch is on your own). Once on the property we have free Tram rides to the many locations in the 480 acre historical park. 

3:30 PM we will load the Bus. On the way home we will stop in Lake Geneva at Sprecher's for a reserved dinner area. We order off the menu and dinner is dutch treat. 

6:30-7:30 PM Arrive back in Schaumburg.


Selling his Wares by Marie Rakocz

Cost and Sign-up
Cost $50 includes the bus trip and admission to OWW. The trip is open to the first 47 who sign up.
How to sign up: Send your check for $50 per person made out to "Chicago Chapter PSA" and enclose the signed  PSA Assumption of Risk Release and Indemnity Form Document for each person accompanying you with the check, mail to: Ralph Durham - 1289 Banbury Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060. The first 47 will be accepted.

Assumption of Risk Release and Indemnity Form

Print out, complete form, sign and return with your payment to Ralph Durham.
 The Blacksmith by Joe Rakoczy

About Old World Wisconsin

The 480 acre open-air museum, the largest in the country, depicts housing and life of the early settlers in the 1800's. The site contains more than 60 historical structures, many of them on the Historical Building Register, along with simulated working businesses. A blacksmith beating on a hot piece of iron, a wheelwright creating wheels for a wagon, or a cobbler making authentic shoes of the era are just a few of the sights that you will experience in this rolling wooded museum.
The campus contains 7 different villages that are accessible by either a short walk or a free tram that drives between the villages all day. Each village represents a different culture.  African America, German, Finnish, Norwegian and Polish all have settlements to visit. There will be docents and re-enactors at each village demonstrating life in early Wisconsin. (Great photo ops)
Bicycle Shop by Marie Rakoczy


For those of you interested in Nature photography, the grounds should be in  Autumn Splendor.
Explaining Dried Animal Fertilizer by Sandy Matson

We are fortunate to have a Wisconsin PSA member and OWW photographer and teacher, Sandy Matson join us.  She has photographed numerous events at OWW and had furnished the park with hundreds of images. Sandy will meet us and give us valuable information on "must see" areas and what to photograph. She will also guide folks new to the park.

1900 Polish Kruza Home by Sandy Matson


So, if your interested in history, re-enactment, buildings, or fall foliage, there will be something for everyone to photograph at Old World Wisconsin.
Do not miss this great photo opportunity.

 Old World Wisconsin Wagon by Marie Rakoczy