The Village of Stratford is located in the southwest portion of Marathon County, Wisconsin, at the intersection of State Highways 97 and 153.
Named after the Canadian hometown of the Connor Family, Stratford began as a "company town" in the late 1800's, settled primarily by lumberjacks and farmers. Now 120 years following incorporation in 1891, Stratford bursts with a diverse population nearing 1,600.
Whether a newcomer, a life-long resident, or looking for a place to call "home", Stratford offers affordable housing, excellent public and parochial school choices, a rich park system, various church affiliations, thriving business and industry, and many recreational opportunities, all within this welcoming community!
Wednesday evenings in July.
Klemme Park, Downtown Stratford
Sponsored by the Stratford Area Historical Society
Refreshments will be available.
Museum open 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The 2013 museum theme is “Professional Leaders of the Past”. The display features artifacts from Dr. Murphy, Dr. Kroeplin, Dr. Klemme, Joe Ritger’s funeral home, a barber, milliner, dressmaker, cobbler, blacksmith shop, and much more. It will bring back memories of the good old days. Do you know what a bunion stretcher is? If not, see the demonstration.
Music starts at 7:00 p.m.
July 3 – Bucky Drexler and the Balsam Road Ramblers
Program will observe Independence Day with patriotic music
July 10 – Cross Roads Harmony
Directed by Deborah Gliniecki, this local group performs in the form of barbershop harmony
July 17 – “Let Freedom Ring”
Performance by a local Civil War re-enactor, Tom Drendl, the VFW, and the Stratford Area Historical Society.
The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will be observed. Special music by St. Andrew’s Choir, Bucky Drexler and friends.
July 24 – Crosswinds
John Drexler and Marshfield area group singing familiar country and sacred music.
July 31 – Athens Community Band
Directed by Clarence Balz, the Athens group plays traditional wind band music.