June has officially kicked off the season for many home and neighborhood tours taking place throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. DeRiah Boutique Salon is always excited to encourage the Cedarburg community to come out in August and attend the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s annual Architectural Treasures Tour, but we also wanted to share with you a variety of other great events taking place throughout the Milwaukee area in 2013. The first tours begin this weekend, so make sure to check them out! Click here for a link to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal‘s list of 2013 home tours.
Here are some of the tours in our area. Some scheduled later in the season may not yet have tickets available or information on their websites. Check back closer to the day of the tour. Also, watch for additional tours listed in the Out of the House calendar on Page 2N of the Entrée section each Sunday and at jsonline.com/homeandgarden.
Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse: Open now though June 16 at 2228 E. Newberry Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25 at the door. Benefits cancer research. Information: www.breastcancershowhouse.org or (414) 297-9152. Historic Concordia Neighborhood Tour: “The Modern Day Victorian: From Steam Trunk to Steam Punk.” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15. Self-guided tour of 10 historic homes in the Concordia neighborhood roughly bounded by N. 27th to N. 35th streets and W. Wisconsin Ave. to W. Highland Blvd. $17 in advance, $20 the day of the tour; free for anyone dressed in steampunk attire. Tour headquarters: refectory building of the Potawatomi Wgema Campus, 900 N. 33rd St. Advance tickets available at some area businesses; seewww.hcni.org.
Cedarburg Cultural Center’s 44th annual Architectural Treasures Tour: Tour four homes and two museums, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 and noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets are good for both days; tour-goers may start and stop at properties in any order. Benefits the cultural center. $15 day of tour at the featured properties (cash only), $13 in advance at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62-N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, during regular hours, at www.cedarburgculturalcenter.org and (262) 375-3676.
Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary Harvest Tour of Homes: Tour six homes in the Oconomowoc area. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. $20 day of tour, $15 in advance at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital gift shop and area businesses. Benefits the hospital’s emergency department and other hospital causes. Information: (262) 569-0293. Racine 37th Annual Tour of Historic Places: Tour six historic homes and one church in the Racine area. Noon to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29. $15 day of tour, $12 in advance at area businesses. Sponsored by Preservation Racine Inc. Benefits historic building preservation and education. Information: (262) 634-0734.
Wauwatosa Historical Society Annual Tour of Homes: Six homes in the Wellauer Park area of Wauwatosa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5. $17 day of tour, $14 in advance at the Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive. Benefits the Wauwatosa Historical Society. Information: www.wauwatosahistoricalsociety.orgor (414) 774-8672. Hartford Historical Society Autumn Countryside Tour: Driving tour of five historic homes and one historic pub, all located south of the city of Hartford. Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Benefits the Hartford Historical Society. $15 day of tour or in advance at the Schauer Arts & Activity Center, 147 N. Rural St., andwww.schauercenter.org. Information: (262) 670-0560, Ext. 3.
28th annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Craft Sale: Five homes and the Octagon House in Hudson decorated inside for the holidays. Three tour options on Nov. 22-24. From 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22 black-tie event with tour, cocktail reception, live entertainment, cash bar, appetizers and transportation. A second tour option that day, during the same hours, does not include a reception or transportation. On Nov. 23, there will be a tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that will include transportation. There will be a craft sale at a shuttle site that day. On Nov. 24, there will be a tour from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets range from $18 to $75. Benefits next year’s tour; sponsored by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Advance tickets: (800) 657-6775.
30th annual Monches Artisan Holiday Open House: Free, self-driving tour of about eight artists shops, studios and specialty farms within a 10-mile radius of the artist community of Monches (home interiors not open to public). 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8. Information: Monches Farm, (262) 966-2787 orwww.monchesfarm.com. Lake Mills Tour of Homes: Roughly five Lake Mills homes ranging in style from new to historic. 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. $12 day of tour; $10 in advance at Rock Lake Activity Center website, www.rocklakeac.org or at the facility at 229 Fremont St., Lake Mills. Benefits the activity center, a nonprofit health and wellness center. Information: (920) 945-0156.