Stevens Point Holiday Traditions Presentation Coming December 12

STEVENS POINT – What was Christmas like in the 1860s? How has the most wonderful time of the year changed through the ages in Stevens Point? You can find out on December 12th at 6:00p.m. at Sunset Point Winery in downtown Stevens Point during the “Stevens Point Holiday Traditions” event, presented by the Portage County Historical Society. Through photographs, newspaper clippings, and firsthand accounts, this presentation is sure to help keep the season bright. The speaker for this event is local historian Chelsey Pfiffner who runs the Historic Stevens Point Facebook page and website blog.

“The holiday season in Stevens Point is a truly magical time of year,” says PCHS Executive Director John Harry, “We’re excited to share how the way we celebrate has evolved since the early days of the city and grown into the festive atmosphere we have today.”

This presentation is part of the Talking Point Historical Education Programming Series funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. This event is being presented free of charge. Sunset Point Winery will provide beverages and snacks for purchase. There will also be holiday gifts available to purchase from both Sunset Point Winery and PCHS.

Any questions can be directed to PCHS Executive Director John Harry at


The Portage County Historical Society was founded in 1952 to tell the stories of Portage County through education and preservation. The Society operates four historical sites – Beth Israel Synagogue in Stevens Point, Fire House No. 2 in Stevens Point, Heritage Park in Plover, and the Rising Star Mill in Nelsonville. The Society also runs regular tours and other educational programming throughout the year.