Yesterday House, Liberty School & The Machine Shed

  • Liberty School

    Liberty School
  • The Machine Shed

    The Machine Shed
  • Barn Dance

    Barn Dance
  • Open House & Picnic

    Open House & Picnic
  • Open House & Picnic

    Open House & Picnic

The Yesterday House is a log house that was built in 1885 and contains items used by early settlers. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Liberty School was built in 1919 and is currently furnished for a 1905 family of ordinary folks. "The Machine Shed" houses displays of early 1900's equipment and tools used for farming, logging, blacksmithing and carpentry. These buildings are overseen by German Settlement History, Inc., located in the Town of Spirit. To schedule a free tour, call 715-564-3299 or e-mail A Barn Dance fundraiser is held Sunday evening of Memorial Day Weekend from 7pm to midnight and an Open House & Picnic is held the last Saturday in July from 11am-3pm.

Hours of Operation

Open for tours from the end of May through Labor Day Weekend and other times by appointment. Please call ahead to make sure someone is available to open the buildings and give you a tour.


The buildings are located in Spirit, east of Ogema on Hwy. 86 about nine miles, then south on Hwy. 102 for three miles and then east 1-1/2 miles on County Hwy. YY to N894 S. German Settlement Road.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • State Historic Site
  • Wisconsin History
  • Historic Homes