Wis. museum offers hands-on farm work

History buffs will get a chance this summer to experience chores on a pioneer-era Wisconsin farm the old-fashioned way — by doing them.

The Old World Wisconsin historical site plans to open a new interactive exhibit called “Life on the Farm” on June 9.

Visitors can experience farm work firsthand, including checking the chicken coop for eggs, helping in the garden, building a carpentry project and working with animals.

When the work is done, each guest will receive a biography card of a member of the Krueger family, an actual German farm family in Wisconsin in the 1880s.

Old World Wisconsin comprises more than 65 historic buildings relocated from around the state and represents the material and cultural history of nearly a dozen ethnic groups. It’s located just outside Eagle.