"Wisconsin-Happy Festival State", by Eve Phillips. My husband and I love to travel in the state of Wisconsin where we live and get great pictures on the way. My name is Laurie Kutil and photography has become a great passion of mine since 2010. One thing I have learned in researching each town before visiting it is that, "Every town has it's story". When I do uncover those stories by connecting with local residents, our experience becomes so much richer. In turn, sharing the stories with you brings me joy :)
Once you step in the door, the first think you see is a bar and lots of artifacts behind and around it. The Berners Ice Cream parlor is not the original, but two chairs on display are from the original parlor.
Streight ahead is Berners, what an inviting ice cream parlor!
We had some ice cream, then explored the museum on the 2nd floor.
In this room were stage performances, the murals are being restored. These already were.
This is the Waverly building, another business that started about the same time as the Washington House. It is still here and still owned by the same family. It’s now Waverly Inn Pub and Pizza.
Here are more of the exhibits, many interesting artifacts of days gone by.
The Barber Shop
Room to Let
And much more! It’s free to take the self-guided tour, but donations are gladly accepted.
Don’t forget to have an ice cream sundae at Berners’ before you go! We had a great visit here.
We really enjoy traveling by the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, and visiting the towns and cities that are located along it. Seven miles north of Manitowoc is Two Rivers, a town with an active, vibrant community. We have made several visits there, all in the summer. The town has much to offer. Rogers Street Fishing Village is very picturesque, especially when sunset approaches. They charge a small admission to go within the building and structures, that’s to maintain it.
Two Rivers is also known for inventing the ice cream sundae. You can get one at The Washington House downtown. Historic artifacts are kept in this building. But first, lets get some ice cream!
We were back on August 19, 2016 and enjoyed lunch at a new restaurant called Schwarz’s Pub and Grill. It’s a former band, the vault is now used to store wine!
It’s also fun to go to the boat launch area. To the left is the Coast Guard station. We saw a boat full of scuba divers come back to port after a day of diving.
We enjoyed the view from the lookout tower there.
We also happened to be there during their Cool City Classic Car Show at the end of June. 325 cars were on display. Their media happened to get a pic of me in center of pic below. Here are just a few of the cool cars there.
Two Rivers also has a Municipal Band that performs in the summer. We watched them on August 7, 2014. You can too!
Lastly, we will visit Rawley Point Lighthouse about 7 miles north of Two Rivers in the Point Beach State Forest. It was so beautiful!
The beach was beautiful too. What a fun visit to Two Rivers!