Ronald McDonald visits with a family at the East Troy Shell gas station and restaurant on Saturday during the statewide Downtown Open House. East Troy will be participating in the second annual event on Saturday. (Eric Kramer photo)

For the second year in a row, East Troy will be participating in the statewide Downtown Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The community initiative has nearly doubled in size, featuring 150 unique venues in more than 20 communities for 2017. These venues, many of which are typically closed to the public, will be open free of charge on Saturday.

In East Troy, visitors will be able to view five sites. They are:

  • Kubicki Museum and Heritage Center-Historical Society, 2106 Church St.
  • Smart Lab at East Troy High School, 3128 Graydon Ave.
  • Village Square Parak

2881 Main St., featuring live broadcast from WFAQ-LP from noon to 4 p.m.;

  • East Troy Electric Railroad

2002 Church St.; and

  • Good’s Antiques, 3066 Main St.

Elkhorn is also participating in the open house. Its featured sites include:

  • Walworth County Performing Arts Center;
  • Depot Lane Storage;
  • First Congregational United Church;
  • Highway 43 Self Storage;
  • Walworth County Historical Society (Doris M. Reinke Resource Center, Heritage Hall, and Webster House); and
  • Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce.

This year, the event coincides both with National History Month and Wisconsin’s Creative Economy Week, highlighting the diverse historic and creative heritage in the state. Around the state, visitors can enjoy guided tours, historical reenactments, educational seminars, musical acts and much more.

Featured activities in East Troy will include walking tours and live music, with special offers from Shell Station, Historical Society, Troy Liquor and the Shave Shop. There will also be a selfie station.

The event is designed to be a family friendly and is suitable for all ages.

Whether visitors are looking to explore new parts of their own community or discover something new, this event offers something for everyone.

An interactive map of participating communities, sites and events can be found at



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