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8/13/1940 – Sheboygan Common Council resolution submitted for construction of the Armory

8/19/1940 – Sheboygan Common Council approves plans to build the Sheboygan Armory and
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8/23/1940 – The total cost of the Armory is projected to be $204,000, $154,000 of this is  covered by a grant from the Federal WP A Project

Sheboygan Gets new Armory

6/1/1941 – Cornerstone laying ceremony followed by a parade

5/22-24/1942 – GRAND OPENING featuring the Mammoth Olympia Indoor Circus (sponsored by the Sheboygan Baseball Association)

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6/11/1942 – First North/Central High School graduation ceremony held at the Armory, 584 total graduates

7 /4/1942 – Armory to be dedicated on the Fourth of July

9/28/1942 – Hollywood stars “Dennis Morgan and Irene Manning” perform in a war bond fundraiser including local high school bands. Over $300,000 in bonds are sold at this one event

10/7/1942 – Rev. A.F. Allie speaks to maximum capacity audience (A.F. Allie was a Catholic Missionary in Hong Kong at the time of the Japanese WWII occupation)

11/11/1942 – Armistice Day Ball

!11/14/1942 – U.S. Army gives public display of new equipment in a recruitment drive

11/21/1943 – First of many High school basketball games between Sheboygan North andCentral/South High schools to be played at the Armory

1/24-27/1943 – Shrine Circus (sponsored by the Sheboygan Redskins basketball club)

5/15/1943 – Gold Gloves amateur boxing

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6 /6/12/1943 – Red Cross blood drive

6/13/1943 – Keep Singing America concert/show

8/21-22/1943 – Wisconsin State Gladiola Festival

9/17/1943 – Father Flannagan (founder of Boy’s Town) and war veteran graduates of his school speak in support of the war effort

10/1 7 /1943 – The Lutheran Hour with speaker and founder Dr. Walter Maier, crowd of over 3,000 (Broadcast internationally by 450 radio stations)

11/11/1943 – 25th Armistice Day Anniversary Celebration

11/21-25/1943 – Sells Shriner Circus (sponsored by the Sheboygan Redskins basketball club)

4/9/1944 – Sheboygan Firefighters Easter Ball

4/15/1944 – Mel Hummitzsch Dixieland Minstrel Show

4/27/1944 – Golden Gloves Boxing

10/14/1944 – WAC recruiting drive

11/25-29/1944 – Sells Circus performs (sponsored by the Sheboygan Sportsman’s Club)

2/17/1945 – Joe Sanders and the Nighthawks perform (claims to be the first big band concert held at the Armory)

4/1411945 – Mel Hummitzsch Dixieland Minstrel Show (this performance was cancelled due to the speculated end of the war in Europe and pending celebratory events to be held at the
Armory)

4/7/1945 -Al Kavelin Concert

5/8/1945 – Victory in Europe celebration held

6/17 /1945 – Vaudeville show featuring The Dinning Sisters and Red Foley

6/23/1945 – Don Mc Neills Breakfast Club morning variety show performs (coast-to coast ABC radio broadcast)

6/23/1945 – Lawrence Welk Orchestra

8/4/1945 – “Tiny” Hill and orchestra

9/22/1945 – The Blue Barron Orchestra

10/8/1945 – The Darlings of Rhythm all-girl orchestra

12/31/1945 – Romy Gosz the Polka King performs at New Years Eve dance

4/21/1946 – Sheboygan Firefighters Dance

5/5-6/1946 – Mel Hummitzsch Dixieland Minstrel Show (sponsored by the Garton Toy Goodfellowship Club)

6/8/1946 – Eddie Howard and his band perform 8/8/1947 – Six Fat Dutchmen hand performs 8117/1946 – Formal initiation of V ,F.W. Post 1230

11/13/1946 Cheyenne Mountain Dancers (square dancing)

11/11/1946 – American Legion Armistices Day Bali 11129/1946 – De Laval milking machine demonstration

3/14/1947Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians perform (barber shop), reported by The Sheboygan Press to be the largest audience to see a performance at the Armory to date. The Chordettes were an opening act.

4/6/1947 – Fireman’s Balt

4/19-20/ I947   Mel Hummitzsch Dixieland Minstrel Revue (sponsored by the Garton Toy Goodfellow- ship Club)

6/12/1947 – Golden Gloves Boxing

8/16/1947 – Victory Japan Day Dance (Carl Byrnes band)

8/1711947 – “Queen for a Day” touring show

921/1947 – Vavne King and the Skaters

10/3/1947 – Paul Scott’s Partytiners

10/11/1947 – Showing of Nazi documentary fllrns 10122/1947 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

10/30/1947 – Hollywood Skating Revels (roller skating) 111411947 – Professional Wrestling

11/8/1947 – Vatican Choir performs before an audience of 800

11/22/1947 – Victor Borge (musician/comedian) 11129/1947 Frankie Yankovic and his orchestra

1948-1949 – Sheboygan Press refers to a “Lutheran Flour” presentation at the Armory

3/18/1948 – Northeast Wisconsin Education Association to meet (over 4000 educators attended)

4/10/1948 – Russ Morgan Orchestra 4/17-1811948 = Mel Huntmitzsch Minstrel Show

4/24/1948 – Phil Spiltany with ‘”the !tour of Charm” all girl orchestra

5/1/1948 – Spike Jones and his band performs in his only Wisconsin appearance

5/8/1948 – Fox River Valley high school music festival (350 musicians expected)

5/13/1948 – Christian Youth Fellowship Program 5/16/1948 Square Dance Jamboree

5/20/1948 – Golden Gloves Boxing

5/22-23/1948 – Hollywood Animal Stars,

6/15/1948 “Flour of Chami” all girl orchestra draws 2,100

8/22/1948 – Wisconsin State Federation of I.abor meets
on either this date or the 16th, (600 attended)

11/30/1948 – Boys Town Choir draws 3,000 3/6/1949 – Vaughn Monroe and Orchestra

3/8/1949 – Horace 1-leidt and his Musical Knights concert and talent show (drew over 5,000 attendees,/ maximum capacity for standing room only crowd)

4/23/1949 “The Great Virgil’ (Magician)

4/26/1949 – Professional Wrestling (This event featuring arguably the most popular wrestler of the time, Gorgeous George, was originally scheduled to be field at “The Playdium.” Due to the amount of public interest, it was moved to the Armory which was able to house a larger audience.

4/27-29/1949 – Three Day Home Show (sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 83)

5/4/1949 – Golden Gloves Boxing

5/7-8/1949 – Mel Hutnrn.itzsch Dixieland Minstrel Revue (sponsored by the Garton ‘fay (Goodfellowship Club)

5/15/1949 – Square Dance Jamboree

6/28/1949 – Dick Contino accordionist/ talent show

8/28/1949 – Barbershop Chorus Competition  , it featured 1.000 singers from throughout the Midwest and drew a crowd of 3,400)

10/20/1949 – Professional performance of “Carmen” (Opera)

10/30/1949 – U.S. Marine Rand

11/3/1949 – Sheboygan Redskins defeat the Boston Celtics 98-83 in the Armory’s inaugural NBA game before a crowd of 2200 fans

11/12/1949 – Live Mink Show draws hundreds

11/25-26/1949 – Icelandia” a comedy aerobatic ice skating revue. The first event in which the Armory floor is iced.

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12/11/1949 – Sheboygan Symphony Christmas Concert draws over 1000 spectators

1/20/1950 Gene Autry ‘The Singing Cowboy” and his
entourage perform (sponsored by The Playdium)

2/11/1950 – St. Olaf Choir

2/22/1950 – Horne Heidi. Talent Show auditions

5/4/1950 – Over 1,000 Boy Scouts participate in ‘Scout- a -Ree

5/15/1910 –U.S. Armed Forces Day speeches and banquet

5/21/1950 Square Dance Jamboree

6/17/1950 – Hollywood figures Don Ragon and Denise Darcel concert

8/27/1950 – KWA (Kohler Workers Association) membership meeting at Armory, committee recommends acceptance of contract proposal

10/12-15/1950 – A large sporting show featuring primarily hunting and fishing related-exhibitions.total attendance at around 3,000 (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

10/15/1950 – Wiled Band

11/19/1950 – Phil Spiltany and the “Hour of Charm” all- Girl orchestra

12/9/1950 – The Sheboygan Civic Orchestra and Acappella Choir concert

1951 – Central High announces that it will play all of its home basketball games at the Armory. (Central had been playing all of its games vs. Sheboygan North at the Armory since 1943,)

2/18/1951 – Horace Heidi Talent Show (This performance was taped for broadcast on national television by CBS and was aired on

4/2/1951. This was the first nationwide broadcast to originate from Sheboygan.)

2/18/1951 Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/16/1951 – Walter Reuther, President of the national (JAW CIO labor union speaks to Kohler employees in an attempt to organize Kohler workers under the national union leadership. (1,500.1,800 employees)

3;27/1951 – UAW-CIO defeated in election at the Armory by existing Kohler Workers Association

4/14/1951 – University of Wisconsin Madison concert hand performs for 1.000

5/20/1951 -. Dance (Square Dance with the Ken Kossman Orchestra)

5/27/1950 – Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of Mother of God festival) 3,500 attend

6/10/1951 – Father Knackert Silver Jubilee Reception (Catholic)

6/24/1951 – Land-o-Lakes Barbershop Chorus Competition (3,560 in attendance)

7/4/1951 – Fourth of July Program, 4,000 in attendance

0/21/1951 – NBA Exhibition Basketball Game, Milwaukee Hawks vs. Indianapolis Olympians (The Redskins were not members of the NBA beyond its inaugural season.  Attendance for this event was much lower than expected.)

10/24/1951 – Loyal Order of Moose sponsored a circus

10/28/1951 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

12/9/1951 -The Sheboygan Civic Orchestra

12/16/1951 -Armour Leather Company Christmas Program (800)

12/17 /1951 – The Badger State Recreation Club holds its Christmas Party for 800 members/family

12/29-30/1951 – Six County Live Mink Show

12/29-2/1/1952 – Red Cross Blood Drive

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2/3/1952 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/5/1952 -The Texas Cowgirls vs. members of the Green Bay Packers

3/8/1952 – Girl Scout 40th Anniversary Rally, over 2,000 attend

3/25/1952 – Republican presidential candidate Robert Taft speaks to a crowd of 1400

5/11/1952 – Large meeting of the Kohler Workers Association to discuss the UAW charter

5/25/1952 – Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival) 3,000 attend

6/4/1952 – Choraliers perform

6/8/1952 – Walter Reuther, President of the National UAW-CIO Labor Union speaks to Kohler employees in an attempt to organize workers under the national union leadership (800-1000 employees)

6/22/1952 – Barbershop Chorus Competition

9/5-7/1952 – Iowa and Wisconsin Jehovah Witness Convention

9/20/1952 – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians perform (barber shop)

10/16/1952 – U.S. Vice-President Alben Barkley speaks on behalf of local Democratic candidates for political office (2000 attend)

l 0/23/1952 – Actor Robert Montgomery speaks on behalf of local Republican candidates for political office, over 3,000 attend.

l 0/25/1952 – Kiwanis Club Circus

11/2/1952 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran) More than 3,500 attend

12/1411952 – Armour Leather Christmas Party (800 employees /family attend)

11/5/1953 – NBA regular season game Milwaukee Hawks vs. Indianapolis Olympians. (Poor attendance would make this the last attempt to present NBA games in Sheboygan for 15 years when the Milwaukee Bucks would enter the league as an expansion team.)

11/24/1953 – Owen’s Lloyd Circus (sponsored by the Optimists Club)

2/8/1953 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/1411953 – UAW- Kohler Worker Association meeting held discussing terms of proposed labor contract, 2800 attend, labor contract is later approved

3/27/1953 – Northeast Wisconsin Education Association (over 5000 educators attended)! !

4/27/1953 -Food Convention and Dinner (sponsored by Schultz Brothers Company, 900

retailers/family attend)

5/311953 – Catholic Marion Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival) 2,500 attend

5/ 15-16/1953 – Scout-o-Rama 1953 (very large scouting event with over 2,000 Scouts and

large crowds attending)

5/25/1953 -Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Centennial Banquet

6/4/1953 – Due to rain, the combined Sheboygan high school graduation is moved from Vollrath Bowl to the Armory. The building maximum capacity was met and some hopeful spectators were turned away. 524 seniors graduated.

7/25/1953 – UAW-KW A authorize Kohler Company strike

10/1/1953 – Hollywood Circus (sponsored by Co. D of the Wisconsin National Guard)

11/11/1953 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

1/15/1954 – Gene Autry” The Singing Cowboy” and his entourage perform

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2/10/1954 – Republican Party holds Lincoln Day Dinner

4/22/1954 – Golden Gloves Boxing

5/2/1954 – Over 1,000 people attended the Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God Festival)

5/5/1954 – Kohler union meeting of over 2,000 vote to accept terms of the Wisconsin Labor Relations Board that permits conditions for resuming negotiations over labor contract dispute! !

5/9/1954 – Food Convention and Dinner (sponsored by Schultz Brothers Company, 600 retailers/family attend)

5/13-14/1954 – Boy Scout Circus draws over 5,000 attendees over its two day run

5/22/1954 – Walter Reuther UA W-CIO President speaks to Kohler striking workers at Armory

6/10-12/1954 – American Dairy Association and the Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce

sponsor a festival celebrating all aspects of the local dairy industry

9/27/1954 – U.S. Marine Band

10/31/1954 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran) draws 3,000

11/7/1954 – Wuerl Band

11/17/1954 – Emil Mazey from the national UAW offices speaks to Kohler workers at the Armory, 2,200 attend

11/22/1954 – St. Norbert’s vs. Mission House College basketball game. This was the first use of the Armory for basketball by Mission House. (Mission House was later to become Lakeland College and played many home games in the Armory until 1984)

12/9/1954 – Recollection Day service (Catholic) 900 attend

March 1955 – State High School Basketball Regionals held at the Armory. The Armory would house this event annually.

4/16/1955 – Sheboygan Kennel Club Dog Show

4/22/1955 – 1955 Scout-0-Rama

5/2/1955 – Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival) 2,800 attend

6/11/1955 – Combined North/ Central High School graduation held at the Armory due to rain (over 4,200 people attended, once again over the maximum allowed attendance for such an event).

8/3/1955 – 2,000 striking Kohler workers meet to hear progress reports from negotiations being held in Chicago

10/6/1955 – U.S. Navy Band (2 shows, afternoon youth concert and a public evening concert)

10/30/1955 – (Lutheran) Reformation Sunday ceremony held for 2,500 celebrants.

11/1 /1955 – Harlem Globetrotters play/perform (1,300 attend)

11/13-14/1955 – Kiwanis Club circus

12/15/1955 – (Catholic) Day of Recollection ceremony

2/2/1956 – “Sports Night” Speaking event featuring a number of local and national sports celebrities draws 1500

12/4/1956 – March of Dimes Ball

2/12/1956 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/25/1956 – National Guard recruiting drive

4/14/1956 – Sheboygan Kennel Club Dog Show

5/3-5/1956 – Scout-0-Rama Circus (The first two days draw over 4,000)

5/6/1956 – Catholic Marion Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival) This is the sixth year

holding this event at the Armory and 3,000 attend.

7/29/1956 – Barbershop Choir Competition (The Sheboygan entry in this competition would win and eventually compete in the national competition held in Los Angeles later this year.)

9/22/1956 – “Year in Harmony Concert” (barbershop). This is a fundraiser for the local group traveling to Los Angeles for the national competition.

10/17/1956 – Professional wrestling

10/20/1956 – Kiwanis Club circus

10/28/1956 – (Lutheran) Reformation Sunday Ceremony held (1,500 are in attendance)

11 /4/1956 – “Get out the Vote” (A voter registration drive conducted by William Proxmire, Democratic candidate for governor)

11/8/1956 – Wuerl Band

11/17/1956 – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

11/21/1956 -The Armory is selected as the site of the Policeman’s Ball for the first time.

12/ 13/1956 – (Catholic) Day of Recollection ceremony

1/17 /1957 – Professional Wrestling returns to the Armory as over 3,000 attend.

2/4/1957 – Sheboygan Common Council passes a resolution allowing free use of the Armory to “worthy” organizations for non-spectator events. This is one aspect of an ongoing struggle within the council between elements who want the Armory to be self-supporting and those who desire the Armory to be available to the most uses.

2/16/1957 -March of Dimes Ball

2/21/1957 – Professional Wrestling

2/23/1957 – “Greater Sheboygan Incorporated” holds a rally promoting Sheboygan and

Sheboygan businesses

3/3/1957 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/10/1957 – The Guy Lombardo Orchestra

3/ 14/1957 -Professional Wrestling

3/26-29/1957 – “Rhapsodies of Recipes Cooking School”

4/2/1957 – Rotary Banquet

4/9-11/1957 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

4/18/1957 – Professional Wrestling

5/5/1957 – Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival)

5/9/1957 – Professional Wrestling (Boxing great Joe Louis acts as referee for this event)

6/1/1957 -Barbershop Jamboree (1,000 attend event to raise funds for Sheboygan group to

compete in international competition in Los Angeles)

6/9/1957 – UAW Local 833 Talent Show

7/16/1957 – Disabled American Vets Vaudeville and Variety Show

9/28/1957 – Barbershop Festival

10/10/1957 – Professional Wrestling

10/12/1957 – Kiwanis Club circus

10/27 /1957 – Lutheran Reformation Rally draws 1,400

11/14/1957 – Professional Wrestling

11/27/1957 – Policeman’s Ball

12/8/1957 – Wuerl Band

12/ 15/1957 – 500 attend Armour Leather Christmas Party

1/25/1958 – March of Dimes Bal

2/9/1958 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/27/1958 – Professional Wrestling

3/26/1958 – Professional Wrestling

3/28/1958 – Northeast Wisconsin Education Association convention draws over 5,000 educators. Participants unable to attend due to overcrowding are able to view activities via Sheboygan’s first use of close circuit television at the YMCA.

4/1/1958 – Armory to be used for Major and Junior A recreation basketball league games.

4/8-10/1958 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

4/12-13/1958 – National Guard Open House event

4/ 19/1958 – 2,800 attend a labor rally

4/24/1958 – Professional Wrestling

4/26/1958 – Adams Brothers Circus performs

5/9-10/1958 – Scout-0-Rama 1958

6/14/1958 – Music by “The Crescendoss” (This is the first event referred to as a “teen dance”. Over the next sixteen years these events became increasingly popular.)

9/6-7/1958 – Custom Car Show

9/27/1958 – Barbershop Concert

10/1-4/1958 – Greatest Sale on Earth (Kuechle’s and Muller’s band together for Furniture and Appliance Sale)

10/1811958 – Policeman’s Ball

10/22/1958 – U.S. Marine Band

10/23/1958 – Professional Wrestling

10/31/1958 -The Armory gets a new roof

11/2/1958 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

11/5/1958 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform for 3,700

11/11/1958 – Veteran’s Day Program

12/1/1958 – Wuerl Band

1/31/1959 – March of Dimes Ball

3/8/1959 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/12/1959 – Kiwanis Club International president speaks at a Kiwanis banquet held at the

Armory

4/17 /1959 – Catholic Youth Concert (attended by 2,500)

4/21-23/1959 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

5/2/1959 – Turners sponsored “Circus-Rama,” draws 3,500

5/23/1959 – Professional Wrestling (event relocated from its original Milwaukee booking)

9/19-2011959 – Kustom Car Show

9/2611959 – Barbershop Festival entertains 2,500

9/30/1959 – “Store Front” show (lighting fair)

10/17/1959 – Policeman’s Ball

11/1/1959 – (Lutheran) Reformation Rally Service (the largest Reformation Rally in the Armory with between 3,100 and 3,500 attending).

11/7/1959 – Kiwanis Public Auction

11/10/1959 – Recreation Basketball League is granted use of the Armory for the upcoming season.

11/29/1959 – Wuerl Band

12/ 12/1959 – Clown Show

1/13/1960 – Professional Wrestling

1/31/1960 – Sheboygan Redskin Reunion Game

2/17 /1960 – Professional Wrestling match draws 2,000

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2/22-27 /1960 – National Guard Open House

3/1/1960 – Demonstration of Catholic Mass

3/19/1960 – Professional Wrestling

3/31/1960 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform for 3,200

4/9/1960 – Professional Wrestling

5/5/1960 – Professional Wrestling

5/12/1960 – Boy Scout Annual Meeting

5/18/1960 – The Johnny Cash Show (featuring Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, and The Renegades)

5/26/1960 – The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

6/19/1960 – Dance with Les Elgart Band ($25 Arthur Murray Dance lesson prize give away)

7 /2/1960 – Saengerfest Concert with The Sheboygan Orchestra

8/13-14/1960 – Kettle’s Kustom Car Show

9/ 11 /1960 – UAW Kohler workers meeting (Emil Mazey speaker) over 1, 700 attend.

9/24/1960 – “County Fair for Harmony” (barbershop) 2,500 draw

10/9/1960 – Lutheran Open House Week Rally

10/15-16/1960 – Compact Car Show

10/22/1960 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform for 2,500

11 /12/1960 – Professional Wrestling

11 /23/1960 – Policeman’s Ball

111/5/1960 – Teen Dance (music by Danny and his Crown Jewels and The Continental

12/18/1960 – Vollrath Company Christmas Party

11/9/1961 -The Hohner Accordion Symphony (made up entirely of harmonicas)

1/21/1961 – March of Dimes Dance

2/8/1961 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/22/1961 -Mayoral forum (sponsored by the Jaycees)

3/10-11/1961 – Camp and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

4/12/1961 – Approximately 750 attend a meat cooking school

4/13/1961 – Discoverer XIV (space satellite) put on display

4/16/1961 – PT A Convention Banquet

4/2911961 -Teen Dance (music by The Renegades and The Teen Kings)

5/13/1961 – Teen Dance (music by Mad Man Michaels and The Legends)

5/18/1961 – hypnotist/ telepath “Dr. Franz Polgar”

5/20-21/1961 – Large stamp show (18 presenters)

7/1611961 – Barbershop Regionals draw 1,500

8/1/1961 – “Grand 01? Opry” (Country and Western)

8/5-6/1961 – KMMK Custom Car Show

9/22/1961 – Teen Dance (music by The Renegades and The Thunderbirds)

10/12/1961 – 4-H Achievement Program

10/14/1961 – Policeman’s Ball

10/1 9/1961 – Professional Wrestling ticket prices cut

10/28/1 961 -The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform

10/29/1961 – (Lutheran) Reformation Sunday Celebration

11/2/1961 – Professional Wrestling11/2211961 -Teen Scholarship Fund Dance (music by The Renegades and The Furies

11/26/1961 – Wuerl Band

11/30/1961 – Professional Wrestling (includes one wrestler going up against a bear)

1/18/1962 – Professional Wrestling

1/31/1962 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/11/1962 – Girl Scouts celebrate 50th. Anniversary

4/14/1962 – Teen Dance (music by The Legends) (Milwaukee)

4/29/1962 – Auditions for a local musical review

5/5/1962 – Teen Dance (music by The Teen Kings)

5/1111962 – Teen Dance (music by The Exciting Electras and The Marvelous Mad Lads)

(Milwaukee bands)

5/19/1962 -Teen Dance (music by The Legends)

5/21/1962 – the Armory is offered at no cost to hold musical events for raising funds to build a new bandshell in Fountain Park

5/26/1962 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Legends and The Sensational Supremes)(Milwaukee bands)

7/13/1962 – Jehovah Witness District Assembly has over 2,000 attendants/ 94 new ministers baptized

8/9/1962 – “Galaxy of Stars” concert (Bobby Vinton, Gene Pitney and The Bachelors)

10/21/1962 – Large kick-off for a public oral polio vaccination

10/28/1962 – Lutheran Reformation Rally

10/30/1962 – CYO “Gala Halloween Dance” (music by The Midnighters and The Renegades)

11/24/1962 – “&” Calysonians and Tony Winter Show moved from the Playdium for one night only

11/25/1962 – Wuerl Band

11 /28/1962 – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians perform for a crowd of 3,000

1/10/1963 – Ann Landers is the guest speaker at the Sheboygan Association of Commerce meeting (725 attend)

1/31/1963 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/23/1963 – CYO “Gala Mardi Gras Dance” (music by The Legends) (Milwaukee)! !

3/4/1963 – The Armory and Lakeland College are awarded a home game in the upcoming state NAIA basketball play-offs. As Lakeland begins a twelve year run as conference champions and basketball powerhouse, these become almost yearly events. (Lakeland loses to Carroll College in front of 2,400 fans.)

3/ 14-16/1963 – Camping and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

3/30/1963 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform

4/5/1963 – NWEA (teachers) convention held at North High and the Armory. Over 6,000 educators from fourteen countys were represent.

5/11-12/1963 – Scout-0-Rama 1963 crowd is the largest to ever yet attend a Scout- 0-Rama to date

5/17 /1963 – Jehovah Witness Convention

5/19-21/1963 – Knights of Columbus Convention and Banquet

6/2/1963 – North/ South combined graduation held at the Armory due to rain. ( 612 students graduated) Due to the growing number of graduating students and their guests, this would bethe last of these combined graduations to be held indoors

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8/3/1963 – Trumpeter Al Hirt perform for 2,000 at the Armory in a Bratwurst Days concert.

10/2/1963 – U.S. Marine Band performs for over an audience of over 5,000 (standing room only)

10/5/1963 – American Legion Testimonial speaker event

10/17 /1963 – The New Christie Minstrels perform for 2,000

10/27/1963 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday Ceremonies fill the Armory to capacity

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11/10/1963 – “The Grand 01? Opry” returns to the Armory

11/27/1963 – CYO Teen Dance (music by Chevrons) (Milwaukee)

12/31/1963 – Teen Dance (music by The Teen Kings)

2/9/1964 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/27-29/1964 – Camping and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

4/3/1964 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

4/8/1964 – The Harlem Globetrotters to play/perform

4/11/1964 -Teen Dance (music by The Chantells)

4/12/1964 – “The Midwest Hootenanny Festival” comes to the Armory to raise funds for

improving the facilities at the Sheboygan Quarry.

4/23/1964 – The Lakeland Band performs to a crowd of 700

5/19-21/1964 – Wisconsin Federation of Women’s Clubs Meeting

8/1/1964 -The Ralph Martare Band

10/8/1964 – “The Good Time Singers,” 800 fans

11/1/1964 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday ceremonies fill the Armory to capacity

11/25/1964 – CYO Dance (music by The Stagemen)

11/29/1964 – Wuerl Band

11/30/1965 – Lakeland College Fine Arts Series schedule (some events take place at the Armory)

1/19/1965 – Sheboygan Association of Commerce 50th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner.

Professional baseball owner and innovator Bill Veeck is the guest speaker for 500 attendees.

1/27 /1965 – The Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce welcomes speaker Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

2/7/1965 – “John Howard Griffin,” journalist and author of “Black Like Me” speaks before 3,800 (sponsored by The Sheboygan Human Rights Program).

2/8/1965 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/10/1965 – Sheboygan City Employees Credit Union Annual Meeting and 10 year Anniversary

Party (This event was originally scheduled for 1/23/1964, but was postponed due to a snowstorm).

2/18-20/1965 – Camping and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

2/22/1965 – Mayoral forum (sponsored by the Jaycees)

3/7 /1965 – Sheboygan All Stars (local standouts) vs. the Green Bay Packers (actual Packer players)

3/2111965 – Color guard competition sponsored by the Sheboygan Accents Drill Team. (16 groups from Illinois and Wisconsin competed before 1,000 spectators in the first of many of these events).

3/26/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors and Fugitives)

3/19/1965 – Sadie Hawkins Dance (music by the all-girl band The Cameos) (Milwaukee)

4/3/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Ricochettes (Milwaukee)

4/4/1965 – The Texas Cowgirls vs. a reunion of former Sheboygan Redskins players. (sponsored by the Sheboygan Deputies) 2,000 attend

4/9/1965 – The Chieftones

4/17/1965 – “Shindig” is held (music is provided by The Matadors, The El Dorados, The Chain

Gang and Dick and the Destinations)

4/23/1965 -Teen Dance (music by The Savoys)

5/2/1965 – St Nicholas Hospital Diamond Jubilee Banquet celebrating 75 years of service

517/1965 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Fabulous Prophets) (Milwaukee)

5/12/1965 -The Pee Wee King Band

5/18/1965 – “Meat for Modern Living” program and demo

5/21/1965 -Teen Dance (music by The Chain Gang)

5/30/1965 – Teen Dance (music by Kookie and the Premiers)

6/10/1965 – Sheboygan North/South High School “Gala Graduation Dance” takes place (national band The Hollywood Argyles perform)

6/16/1965 – “Shell-o-Rama” a fund raiser for the Fountain Park Band Shell featuring a variety of acts.

7/4/1965 – July 4th. Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

7/18/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Savoys and The Epics)

8/24/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

9/24/1965 -Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

10/2/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

10/5/1965 – The Buccaneer Drill Team Banquet and Award program for 1965

10/30/1965 – Lakeland coach, Duane “Moose” Woltzen, holds the first of what would become highly attended annual coaching clinics.

10/31/1965 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday ceremonies fill the Armory to capacity

11/6/1965 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform for 3,000

11/20/1965 – “Shindig” is held

11/24/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Prophets)(Milwaukee)

11 /26/1965 – The Sheboygan Common Council authorizes Recreation Department use of the Armory two days a week for basketball.

11/6/1966 – “Shindig” held (music by Mickey, Them and Us and The Ventures) also appearing is an artist known as Bob Dylan from Milwaukee, not the more famous Bob from Minnesota.

1/22/1 966 – “Shindig” held (music by The Herd, The Pleasure Seekers and “?”)

2/6/1 966 -Teen Valentine Dance (music by The Matadors)

2/12/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Vikings, The Stone Marks, The Statesmen and The

Cicadas)

2/21/1966 – Wisconsin Holstein Association Banquet

2/24-26/1966 – Camp and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

3/2/1966 – Lakeland College wins the state title in men’s basketball and qualifies for the

National Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. They would win one game before being

eliminated in the round of 16.! !

3/12/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Chevrons and The Matadors)

3/1 9/1966 – Teen Dance (music by Shane-Todd and the Gentlemen) (Madison)

3/26/1966 – Teen Dance (music is provided by The Savoys and The El Dorados

3/27 /1966 – The Texas Cowgirls vs. a reunion of former Sheboygan Redskins players (sponsored by the Sheboygan Deputies) 1,600 attend

3/29/1966 – Martha Logan Cooking School

4/2/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Stonemarks and The Condors)

41611966 – Teen Dance (music by Eli and the Deacons)

4/9/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Matadors and The Auroras)

4/12/1966 – Professional Wrestling returns to the Armory after a three year absence. 1,500 attend

4/24/1966 – “The Grand 0l Opry” returns to the Armory

4/16/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

4/26/1966 – Professional Wrestling

4/28/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors, The Condors and The Essex)

4/29-30/1966 – Scout-0-Rama is held

5/7/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Chevrons)

5/14/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Chevrons)

5/20/1966 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association conducts a fundraiser dance (music by The Matadors)

5/21/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Stonemarks and The Grasshoppers)

5/29/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Sandmen and The Traditions) Sheboygan North/South High School “Surfing – aGo Goo” Graduation Dance takes place (music by Freddie Cannon and The Robbs

6/4/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Stonemarks)

6/12/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Condors)

6/19/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

6/21/1966 – Sheboygan Common Council approves use of the Armory by Recreation Department basketball leagues for the 1966-1967 Season.

6/21/1966 – “June is Dairy Month” Cooking School

6/26/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Portraits) (Milwaukee)

7/3/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

7/9/1966 – Teen Dance “Battle of the Bands” (The Marquis vs. The Chantillys)

7 /10/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Condors and The Torries)

7/17/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Grasshoppers)

7/24/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Stonemarks)

7/30/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Gremlins and The Couriers) (both from Milwaukee)

8/6/1966 – Bratwurst Days Teen Dance (music by The Portraits) (Milwaukee) and The Matadors

8/13/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Burgundyss) (Madison)

8/20/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Oppositions) (Whitewater)

8/26/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Primates and The London Street) Kimberley)

9/3/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Milwaukee Showmen and The Gringos)

9/10/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Portraits) (Milwaukee)

9/21/1966 – Former U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon speaks on behalf of Republican congressional delegates and candidates, 3,400 attend.

9/24/1966 – Teen Dance (music by Friday and The Weekenders)

10/1/1966 -Teen Dance (music provided by The She Five and The Dark Shadows)

10/2/1966 – “Religious Festival” Bishop Rueben Mueller is the guest speaker

10/4-6/1966 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

10/8/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Stonemarks)

10/15/1966 – Teen Dance (music by Peter Rusch (Indianapolis)

10/22/1966 -Teen Dance “Battle of the Bands” (The Gringos vs. The Primates)

10/23/1966 – Vice-President Hubert H Humphrey speaks supporting Democratic candidates (2800 attend)

10/29/1966 – Halloween Teen Dance (music provided by The Calientes) (Madison)

10/30/1966 – Lutheran Reformation Day service (2,650 attend)

11 /2/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

11/5/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Matadors and The Mystics)

11/11/1966 – USO Benefit Dance (music provided by the The Messengers) (Milwaukee)

11/12/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

11/17/1966 – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians “50th. Anniversary Tour” performance

11/18/1966 – CYO Dance (music provided by Johnny and the Thunderbirds) (Waukesha)

11/19/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Finders Keepers

11/231/ 966 – Teen Dance (music provided by Sammy McHugh and the Legends)

11/25/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The New Monacos)

11/26/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Portraits) (Milwaukee)

12/2/1966 -Teen Dance (music by Johnny and the Walkers and The Impalas) (Milwaukee)

12/4/1966 – Sheboygan Drill Team Pageant involving twenty teams from throughout the Midwest. 1,000 attend.

12/17 /1966 – Teen Dance (music by Friday and The Weekenders)

12/20/1966 -Actor Pat O’Brien performs monologue

12/25/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Couriers) (Manitowoc)

12/27 /1966 – Professional Wrestling

12/29/1 966- 1/2/1967 – The Chieftones

12/31/1966 – New Years Teen Dance (music by The Dimensions)

1/7/1967 -Teen Dance (music by Robin and the Three Hoods)

1/20/1967 – Sheboygan’s first “Battle of the Bands” competition sponsored by the Sheboygan Jaycees (ten local bands compete for cash prizes and the right to compete in the state competition) over 1,000 attend.

1/21/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The 4 is 4?s and The Tarries

1/28/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Legends)

2/4/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Robbs) (Milwaukee)

2/10/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

2/18/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Robin and the Three Hoods

2/20/1967 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/24-2611967 – Camp and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

3/4/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Ants and The Societys) (both from Green Bay)

3/5/1967 – Drill team competition sponsored by The Accents

3/6/1967 – State College NAIA basketball championship game at the Armory (Lakeland loses to UW Oshkosh)

3/11/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Gentlemen) (Madison)

3/18/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Bandits) (La Crosse)

3/22/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Gentrys) (Florida)

3/25/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Friday and The Weekenders)

3/31 /1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Wellingtons and Mickey, They and Them)

4/111967 -Teen Dance (music by The Robbs) (Milwaukee)

4/6/1967 – CYO Teen Dance (music by The Hungry Eyes)

4/9/1967 – Red Cross measles immunization for children

4/15/1967 – Teen Dance (music provided by The 7 Wanders and The Primates)

4/28-30/1967 – Wisconsin Young Republican Convention

5/6/1967 -Teen Dance (music by Elite Society and The Portraits) (Milwaukee) This event is a fund raiser for the Sheboygan Humane Society)

5/13/1967 – Teen Dance (provided by Michael and the Messengers)

5/18/1967 – Police Benevolent Association Ball featuring the music of “The Singing Cowboy “Tex Ritter

5/21/1967 – A public tetanus vaccination is held

5/20/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Harlequins and Syndicate of Sound)

5/27/1967 -Teen Dace (music by The Crying Shames)

6/3/1967 – Teen Dance (music is provided by The Grim Reapers) (Rockford)

6/8/1967 – Sheboygan North/South combined graduation dance and party with the theme “Expo 67.” Entertainment is provided by four Chicago bands.

6/10/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Riddles) (Chicago)

6/24/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Bogis Chimes and The Portraits) (Both of Milwaukee)

6/26/1967 – Vollrath Company employees UAW Meeting

6/3111967 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Mystics and Elite Society)

7/8/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Girl Watchers)

7/15/1967 -Teen Dance (music provided by The Individuals and Elite Society)

7/22/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Skunks) (Milwaukee)

7/29/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Gremlins and The Rubber Bands) (both of Milwaukee)

8/12/1967 – A dance is held to benefit the Sheboygan Redwing Football Club. Music provided

by The Sounds of Time and Spoken Word.

8/12/1967 – 2nd. Annual Jaycee “Battle of the Bands”

8/19/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Nexts) (Milwaukee)

8/20/1967 – The Weisloch Heidelburg Madrigal Choir performs for crowd of 620 (sponsored by

People-to-People)

8/22/1967 – The “Pranges/Dupont Back to School Style Show and Rock & Roll Concert.” Music

is performed by Tommy James and the Shondelles.

8/26/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Destinations)

9/2/1967 – Teen Dance (music provided by Elite Society and Yesterdays Children)

9/10/1967 – Candidates forum for State Assembly is held. These events, when held for local office garnered little public support. This event drew 150 attendees.

9/16/1967 -Teen Dance (music provided by Elite Society and The Skunks) (Milwaukee)

9/23/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Next 5) (Milwaukee)

9/30/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Mauds) (Milwaukee)

10/3-5/1967 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

10/7/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Robbs and Spoken Word) (both from Milwaukee)

10/14/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Messengers)

10/19/1967 – U. S. Marine Band

10/21 /1967 – Lakeland coach, Duane “Moose” Woltzen, holds his basketball player and coach clinics.

10/29/1967 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday ceremonies, draw 2,500.

11/1/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Destinations)

11/4/1967 – Teen Dance (music is provided by The Pictures and Dimensions)

11/11/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Baroques) (California)

11/19/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Elite Society and The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

11 /22/1967 – CYO Teen Dance (music by The Invasion and The Royals) (both from Milwaukee)

11 /26/1967 – Wuerl Band

12/8/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Michael and The Messengers)

12/13/1967 – The Lakeland basketball team defeats Finnish Olympic National Team in exhibition game

12/23/1967 – Christmas Teen Dance (music by Next 5)

12/30/1967 -Teen Dance (music provided by Elite Society and The Range) (Milwaukee)

1/13/1968 – Sheboygan County “Battle of the Bands”

2/3/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Robbs) (Milwaukee)

2/10/1968 – Valentines Teen Dance (music provided by The Cryin’ Shames)

2/18/1968 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/27 /1968 – State College NAlA basketball championships at the Armory (Lakeland defeats Carthage College before losing to UW Oshkosh the following night.)

3/4/1968 – Scholarship Teen Dance is held. Music provided by Elite Society, Love Society and The Royals.

3/9/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Destinations and The Loyal Opposition)

3/16/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Destinations and Next 5) (Milwaukee)

3/17/1968 – “Accents on Guard” drill team competition is held.

3/22-25/1968 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

3/30/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The New Colony Six)

4/5/1968 – NWEA (teachers) convention held at North High and the Armory. Over 7 ,000 educators from fourteen countries were represented.

4/13/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Tony’s Tigers)

4/16/1968 – Martha Logan, Swift and Companies Cooking School

4/17/1968 -Teen Dance (music by Speedy and the Alka Seltzers) (Detroit)

4/20/1968 – Teen Dance (music by “?” and the Mysterians) (national group from Bay City Michigan)

5/2/1968 – Teen Dance (music provided by The 13th Precinct) (Los Angeles)

5/3-4/1968 – l 968?s Scout-a-Rama is held in the Armory!

5/5/1968 – U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus performs in front of 1,200.

5/11/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Robin and the Three Hoods)

5/12/1968 – The Grand ole’ Opry!=

5/18/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Little Boys Blue Band) (Manitowoc)

5/25/1968 – Teen Masquerade Dance is held (music by Elite Society and The Royals)

6/1/1968 – Wilson Pickett in concert (Harvey and the Seven Sounds from Dubuque open the show)

6/8/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Koroners) (Dubuque)

6/12/1968 – The National Basketball League determines that regular season league games can not be played at the Armory due to lack of space behind the end lines, but is approved for exhibition games. This comes up in reference to the newly franchised Milwaukee Buck team bringing NBA basketball back to Sheboygan in some capacity

bucks game

6/29/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Dimensions)

8/3/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Loyal Opposition and Pillars of Sound

8/10/1968 – Dance to benefit the Sheboygan Quarry (music by Tony’s Tigers and The Skunks) (Milwaukee)

8/13/1968 -Teen Dance (music by Act ill)

8/17/1968 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Grease and The Sneak Experience)

8/21/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Dimensions and The Reflections)

8/24/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Invaders)

8/31/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Butterscotch Groves)

9/4/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Rogues) (Milwaukee)

9/6/1968 – World Vision Korean Children’s Choir perform for a crowd of 2,000.

9/7/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Loyal Opposition, The Destinations (Milwaukee) and Secret (Green Bay))

9/14/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Royals and Blues Magoos) (New York)

9/21/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Skunks and The Carosels) (both from Milwaukee)

9/27/1968 -Teen Dance (music by Mothers Worry) (Milwaukee)

10/5/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Reflections and The Fast Backs (Milwaukee)

10/11/1968 – 1, 100 fans show up for an exhibition game between the NBA Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks

10/12/1968 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Bubbles Brothers) (Chicago)

10/13/1968 – Lakeland coach Duane “Moose” Woltzen holds his basketball camp

10/ 19/1968 -Teen Dance (music by Love Society)

10/27 /1968 – 1,000 show up for the “Steiger Tiger” political rally

I 0/27 /1968 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday service is conducted at the Armory. 2,700 attend.

10/28/1968 – Republican pre-election political rally!

11/2/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The New Mowed Lawn (Chicago) and The Tykes (Milwaukee)

11/3/1968 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform before a crowd of 1,300.

11/6/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Mauds)

11/9/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Tigers and The Carosels) (both from Milwaukee)

11/16/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Mini-Chrystals)

11/27/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Loyal Opposition and Major Minor’s Machine) (Milwaukee)

11/30/1968 – Teen Dance (music by R.B. and The Showmen and The Sounds Unknown)

1/4/1969 -Teen Dance (music by Love Society and The Phase III)

1/11 /1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Pies and Serum Band)

1/25/1969 – The Bill French Memorial Fund Raiser. This concert/ dance had five bands perform.

2/1/1969 – Annual Sheboygan Battle of the Bands

2/8/1969 – Lakeland College holds a football clinic

2/15/1969 – Valentines Teen Dance, four bands perform

2/16/1969 -The Buccaneer Drill Team holds Pageant of Precision competition (20 groups representing three states compete before crowd of 500)

2/24/1969 – The first round Wisconsin NAIA State Basketball Tournament game as Lakeland College again qualifies.

3/1/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Loyal Opposition, The Royals and Broken House)! !

3/23/1969 – International Folk Fest

4/2/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Corporation)

4/5/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Vic Pitts Cheaters)

4/11/1969 – Regional Battle of the Bands

4/12/1969 – Police Benefit Concert featuring performance by Hank Williams Jr.

4/19/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Dynamic Exploits and The Cloud)

4/26/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Jam and The Raw Meat) (Milwaukee)

4/28/1969 – Rally supporting the Tuition-Reimbursement Bill for Parochial Schools. This five county regional event is sponsored by The Citizens for Educational Freedom.

5/3/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Love Society)

5/9/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Corporation, The Raw Meat (Milwaukee) and The Syndicate of Sound (Oshkosh))

5/17/1969 – Lakeshore Technical Institute holds benefit dance featuring three bands

5/24/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Skunks and The Kids Nextdoor) (Milwaukee)

5/31/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Unchanged Minds)

6/5/1969 – The combined Sheboygan North and South graduation party is held at the Armory with the theme “Sayanara.” Between 1,400 and 1,500 attend.

7/1/1969 -Teen Dance sponsored by The Sheboygan Youth Alliance (music by The Raw Meat and Grease (Milwaukee), The Syndicate of Sound (Oshkosh), and The Loyal Opposition.

7/5/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Prodigal Sons)

7/12/1969 – “Country Extravaganza Concert” featuring Stonewall Jackson, Roy Acuff and George Hamilton

7/29/1969 – Movies are shown in the Armory.

7/31 /1969- Musical Youth International 1969 performs

8/2/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Underground Sunshine)

8/21/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Royals and The Loyal Opposition). This is a ‘band break-up’ dance for these two local groups.

8/23/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Tryad and The Myst) (Manitowoc)

9/20/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Love Society and The Phase III)

9/27/1969 – Rock Concert featuring bands from the Wisconsin State Fair on tour.

9/29/1969 – “The Searching Generation Youth Rally” (Campus Life)

10/4/1969 -Teen Dance (music by The Raw Meat, The Ox and The Short Stuff) (Milwaukee)

10/21-23/1969 – Passion Play is performed

11/2/1969 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday ceremony is attended by over 2,500.

11/5/1969 -Teen Dance (music by Woodbine) (Omaha

11 /15/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Bethlehem Boogie Band and Rainy Day (Detroit and Chicago respectively)

11/18/1969 – Wuerl Band

11/23/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Skunks and The Ox both from Milwaukee)

11/26/1969 -Teen Dance (music by The Loyal Opposition and The Raw Meat) (Milwaukee

11/29/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Objects and Fastback) (Milwaukee)

armory dances

12/7/1969 – Vollrath Company Christmas Party for 850 children of employees

12/21-22/1969 – Snowmobile Show

2/21/1970 – Scholarship Teen Dance featuring the music of six local bands.

3/ 13/1970 – Sheboygan Battle of the Bands 1970

3/23/1970 – “International Ice Review” (sponsored by Lakeland College Fine Arts Series)

4/4/1970 – Country Music Spectacular featuring Tammy Wynette, George Jones and Harold Morrison

4/5/1970 – International Folk fest returns to the Armory, over 4,000 attend.

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4/9/1970 – Teen Dance (music by The Music Foundation, The Free and The Dawn)

4/19/1970 -J.F.K. Prep High School “Music Explosion” featuring the music of Irish tenor Joe Feeney of the Lawrence Welk Show takes place.

4/25/1970 – A “Hunger March” Teen Dance takes place (music by Manny and the Imperials and The Tryad)

5/2/1970 – The U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus perform for a crowd of 3,700.

field Band

5/9/1970 – Teen Dance (music by The Tryad)

5/23/1970 – Teen Dance (music by Freight Train and Freedom)

6/4/1970 – Combined North/South High School graduation party is held, 1,200 attend an “Age of Aquarius” themed event

Aquarius

6/17 /1970 – Teen Dance music by The Raw Meat and Barefat (Milwaukee and Fond du Lac respectively)

7 /1/1970 – Teen Dance (music by Soup and The Raw Meat)

7/18/1970 -The band Vanilla Fudge (national) performs a concert

7/30/1970 – Teen Dance (music by Harvey and the Sounds)

8/26/1970 -Teen Dance (music by The Bowery Boys)

9/20/1970 – Kohler Company UAW employee labor contract vote is held

9/30/1970 – Senior citizens dance

10/2/1970 – Rising country star Hank Williams Jr. performs

10/10/1970 – Teen Dance (music by The Bowery Boys)

11/1/1970 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday Ceremony is attended by over 2,000.

11/4/1970 – CYO Scholarship Teen Dance is held (music by Underground Sunshine and Toad)

11 /16/1970 – Sheboygan city-school budget meeting takes place, only 175 attend

12/3/1970 – Professional Wrestling , 2,700 attend

12/8/1970 – Lakeland College’s Men’s Basketball team loses to the Swedish National Team in exhibition game

12/23/1970 -Teen Dance (music by Yukon Tulip)

11/16/1971 – The Buccaneers Drill Team holds a benefit to raise money for new uniforms. Over 2,000 attend.

11/21/1971 – Professional Wrestling

3/4-7/1971 – Camping and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

3/23/1971 – “International Ice Review” (sponsored by the Lakeland College Fine Arts Series)

3/25/1971 – Professional Wrestling

3/28/1971 – International Folk Fest

4/3/1971 – Teen Dance (music by The Skunks) (Milwaukee)

4/7/1971 – Rock Festival – 9 bands – 71/2 hours

4/1211971 – Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (big band) perform in concert

4/20/1971 – Teen Dance (music by Eden Stone, Glass Fog Father Time, Heap and Stix N stones)

4/22/1971 -Teen Dance (music by The Messengers, The Raw Meat and Bogie Man)

5/15-1611971 – Wisconsin State Stamp Collection Convention (4,000-5,000 attend the two day event)

5/21/1971 -The Sheboygan Optimists Club sponsors The Kellner’s Circus

5/27/1971 – Teen Dance (music by The Bowery Boys)

6/10/1971 – Combined North/South High School graduation party. 1,000 attend a “Roaring 70’s” themed event.!

7/7/1971 – Professional Wrestling

8/1/1971 – The Hanneford Circus (sponsored by the Kiwanis)

9/10/1971 – Teen Dance (music by Danny Downs and the Upbeats and Judas Goat)

10/21 /1971 – U.S. Marine Band

10/31/1971 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

1114/1971 – Teen Dance (music by Bogie Man, Professional Mold, Judas Goat and The Music Foundation)

11/24/1971 – CYO Scholarship Teen Dance (music by Black Society and Father Time)

11/29/1971 – City budget meeting

2/9/1972 – Country Music Spectacular featuring Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn

2/13/1972 -Accent Drill Team competition (1,500 attend)

3/12/1972 – “Our American Heritage” a celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Girl Scouts (2,000attend)

3/21/1972 – Roller Derby “Jolters vs. Eagles”

3/26/1972 – Professional performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Rock Opera)

3/30/1972 – Teen Dance (music by Shortstuff and Lightfoot)

4/3/1972 – Republican presidential candidate George Wallace speaks on campaign stop (Walter Cronkite covered for CBS News)

4/15/1972 – Variety Show I Brat Fry (sponsored by Sheboygan Youth Band)

5/2/1972 – Hanneford Circus (sponsored by Sheboygan Youth Band)

5/6/1972 – U.S. Army Field Band concert, 3,500 attend

6/6/1972 – City Councilman Mark Eggebeen proposes selling or leasing the Armory stating the rent doesn’t meet the operating costs.

6/8/1972 – Combined North/South Graduation celebration is held with a casino theme.

6/16-18/1972 – Jehovah Witness Convention

7/9/1972 – “Kids from Wisconsin” from UW Madison perform (sponsored by the Buccaneer Drill Team)

7/20/1972 – Professional Wrestling

9/21/1972 – Wayne King the Waltz King

9/26/1972 – “Youth for McGovern Rock Show” (political rally in support of Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern featuring the bands Hayward/ Love Society/ Smile)

9/30-10/1/1972 – Snowmobile Show

10/22/1972 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform

10/29/1972 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

11/16-17 /1972 – David Wilkerson, author of “The Cross and the Switchblade” speaks (Sponsored by the CYO)

11120/1972 – The Sheboygan city budget meeting is held.

12/30-31/1972 – Jehovah Witness Convention

11/9/1973 – Professional Wrestling

1/28/1973 – Buccaneer Drill Team competition

2/12/1973 – Accent Drill Team competition (2,000 attend)

3/3/1973 – The Green Bay Packers vs. The Texas Cowgirls in exhibition basketball game, sponsored by Kiwanis Club

3/18/1973 – Professional Wrestling

3/24-25/1973 – Sports Show

4/14/1973 – Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show perform in concert.

4/4/1973 – The National Guard returns to the Armory after moving operations to Plymouth for two years.

5/4/1973 – Professional Wrestling

5/4/1973 – REO Speedwagon opened by Happy Day and Love Society performance

5/5/1973 – “Country Western Show” (sponsored by Policeman’s Benevolent Association)

5/18/1973 – Professional Wrestling

5/20/1973 – A very large flea market is held

5/24/1973 – The Holiday Hippodrome Circus

5/26/1973 – The Hollies, Muldoon and One Eyed Jacks perform in concert

6/2-3/1973 – Jehovah Witness Convention

7 /14/1973 – Canned Heat is booked to perform for this date. They cancel and REO Speedwagon is fills the bill.

7/2111973 – Frankie Yankovic and his orchestra

7 /29/1973 – “Country Music Circus” – A country music -wild west show

9/23/1973 – Kohler Company UAW employee labor contract vote is held

10/5-7/1973 – The Nicky Cruz Christian Crusade

10/28/1973 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday services

11/4/1973 – Professional Wrestling

11/12/1973 -The Annual city budget meeting is held

11/21–23/1973 – Wishbone Ash and REO Speedwagon play to a crowd estimated to be 5,000 (past capacity). Due to the behavior of the audience and damages to the premises, other than graduation parties, this is the last rock concert/ dance to be held at the Armory for a lengthy period.

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1/3/1974 – Professional Wrestling

2/10/1974 -The Accents Drill Team holds a regional competition

21221197 4 – Professional Wrestling

3/30/1974 – The Green Bay Packers vs. The Sheboygan Redskins reunion team in an exhibition basketball game.

4/27/1974 – Country Music Show (sponsored by Policeman’s Benevolent Association)

5/11/1974 – Scout-0-Rama (First held since 1968)

5/18/1974 – U.S. Army Field Band

6/6/197 4 – Combined North/South high school graduation is held at the Armory. 1,200 graduates and guests attend “casino” themed event

6/28/1974 – Dick Contino/ Horace Heidt talent competition

6/28/1974 – Professional Wrestling

9/30/1974 -UAW – Kohler Company labor contract ratification vote takes place. Contract is approved.

10/12/197 4 – The Lakeland College Men’s Basketball team plays the Danish National Team in exhibition game.

11 /10/1974 – Lakeland College Men’s Basketball team plays The Czech National team in exhibition game

11/29/1974 – Professional Wrestling returns to the Armory before 3,431 fans.

12/16/197 4 – Sheboygan city budget meeting is held

1/25/1975 – The Green Bay Packers vs. the Sheboygan Jaycees in exhibition basketball game.

2/7/1975 – Professional Wrestling

2/23/1975 – Accents Drill Team competition

3/1/1975 -The March of Dimes holds a 24 hour basketball marathon fundraiser.

317/1975 – Professional Wrestling

3/15/1975 – Buccaneer Drill Team competition

4/21/1975 -The 1975 regional Scout-o-Rama. 6,000 Scouts attend.

4/27/1975 – The Don Gibson Show with Sherry Bryce perform.

4/28/1975 – The Sheboygan County Deputies sponsor the Hippodrome Circus, 3,800 attend.

5/31/1975 – Meat Cutters and Butchers Union meeting is held. A venue of the size of the Armory is needed due to the potential closing of The Armour Leather plant.

6/29/1975 – Professional Wrestling

8/6/1975 – The Duke Ellington Orchestra performs in concert in front of a crowd of less than 500.

9/13/1975 – Evangelist Bob Harrington preaches to an audience of over 3,000 people.

10/11/1975 – Campus Life sponsors a Contemporary Christian concert featuring three bands.

10/21/1975 -The Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Development advises either to end deficit operation at the Armory, or raise the structure.

11/24/1975 – The Sheboygan City Budget meeting is held.

11130/1975 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform.

1/11/1976 – Professional Wrestling. A crowd of 2,278 attends.

3/1/1976 – The Accents Drill Team holds a competition

3/13 -14/1976 – Polka Festival

4/22-24/1976 – “Heritage Days,” a multi-event festival is planned to celebrate the cities history during the nation’s bicentennial year.

4/29/1976 – The Buccaneer Drill Team competition

5/3/1976 – Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass.

10/7/1976 – The U.S. Armed Forces combine to perform the bicentennial show “Bicentennial” before 4,000.

11/6/1976 – Campus Life sponsor a Christian youth event referred to as “Super Saturday.”

11/7/1976 – Professional Wrestling

11/11/1976 – Roy Orbison performs in concert.

11/22/1976 – The Sheboygan City Budget meeting is held.

12/111976 – Donkey Basketball

12/12/1976 -The Buccaneer drill team competition.

2/9/1977 – Golden Gloves Boxing

This list is a work in progress. We want it to stretch into 2200

ARMORYSHEBOYGAN

SHEBOYGAN PRESS EDITORIAL

JANUARY 14, 2014 LEAVE A COMMENT EDIT

“It might be tempting for the City of Sheboygan to throw in the towel and rid itself of the 72-year old Armory building. The Armory is, after all, in need of expensive repairs and there are those who argue its useful life is at an end. That kind of thinking is a mistake. The city should take a step back and thoroughly examine all of its options, particularly now that a citizen group has came forward in hopes of revitalizing the facility. The Armory Foundation wants to partner with the city to make the Armory a viable operation after Spaceport Sheboygan vacates the facility in February and moves to the South Pier District.

The options appear relatively clear:

1. Sell the Armory to a third party;

2. Raze the structure; or

3. Work with the Foundation to revitalize it.

History dictates that the city make every effort to exercise the third option before resorting to either of the other two. Generations of Sheboygan area residents have attended community events, festivals, or private and public gatherings at the Armory. It was home to the NBA’s oldest team, the former Sheboygan Red Skins, and was the site of many memorable North-South boys and girls basketball games over the years. Almost everyone in the greater Sheboygan County area hasan Armory story or cherished memory.They don’t make buildings like the Armory any more, and razing the structure would leave a gaping hole in the city’s historic footprint. We agree with Kirk Obear of the Armory Foundation that the Armory “is a unique structure that could not be replaced by modern construction methods.”

The bottom line may ultimately play a bigger role in decision making than history, however, and the economics of the situation also indicate the city should go slow. The city will realize economic benefits if the Foundation can engage its volunteer forces to make the Armory viable again.That will take a plan and time. The Foundation will have neither if the city makes a hasty decision to sell or demolish the Armory. Mayor Mike Vandersteen said he will meet with the Armory Foundation in the near future. That is a hopeful sign and indicates the city’s willingness to explore all options. The mayor is noncommittal at this point, but admits there is “a strong community attachment to the building.” He promises to “thoroughly explore” efforts to revitalize the Armory, also a good sign. The Common Council should take the same open-minded approach as it considers the intimate details of the matter, including several undisclosed proposals already submitted for the historic lakefront building.

We hope the Foundation is given an ample opportunity to be a player in the Armory negotiations. It has promised to seek grants, donations and volunteers to raise money for facility needs, along with helping to manage the Armory. Promises only go so far, however. We hope the Foundation garners the public support it needs to turn its vision into reality. The city, meanwhile, should afford it that chance.”

Sheboygan Press Editorial – January 11, 2014

 

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Past

8/13/1940 – Sheboygan Common Council resolution submitted for construction of the Armory

8/19/1940 – Sheboygan Common Council approves plans to build the Sheboygan Armory and
Auditorium

8/23/1940 – The total cost of the Armory is projected to be $204,000, $154,000 of this is  covered by a grant from the Federal WP A Project

6/1/1941 – Cornerstone laying ceremony followed by a parade

5/22-24/1942 – GRAND OPENING featuring the Mammoth Olympia Indoor Circus (sponsored by the Sheboygan Baseball Association)

6/11/1942 – First North/Central High School graduation ceremony held at the Armory, 584 total graduates

7 /4/1942 – Armory to be dedicated on the Fourth of July

9/28/1942 – Hollywood stars “Dennis Morgan and Irene Manning” perform in a war bond fundraiser including local high school bands. Over $300,000 in bonds are sold at this one event

10/7/1942 – Rev. A.F. Allie speaks to maximum capacity audience (A.F. Allie was a Catholic Missionary in Hong Kong at the time of the Japanese WWII occupation)

11/11/1942 – Armistice Day Ball

!11/14/1942 – U.S. Army gives public display of new equipment in a recruitment drive

11/21/1943 – First of many High school basketball games between Sheboygan North andCentral/South High schools to be played at the Armory

1/24-27/1943 – Shrine Circus (sponsored by the Sheboygan Redskins basketball club)

5/15/1943 – Gold Gloves amateur boxing

6 /6/12/1943 – Red Cross blood drive

6/13/1943 – Keep Singing America concert/show

8/21-22/1943 – Wisconsin State Gladiola Festival

9/17/1943 – Father Flannagan (founder of Boy’s Town) and war veteran graduates of his school speak in support of the war effort

10/1 7 /1943 – The Lutheran Hour with speaker and founder Dr. Walter Maier, crowd of over 3,000 (Broadcast internationally by 450 radio stations)

11/11/1943 – 25th Armistice Day Anniversary Celebration

11/21-25/1943 – Sells Shriner Circus (sponsored by the Sheboygan Redskins basketball club)

4/9/1944 – Sheboygan Firefighters Easter Ball

4/15/1944 – Mel Hummitzsch Dixieland Minstrel Show

4/27/1944 – Golden Gloves Boxing

10/14/1944 – WAC recruiting drive

11/25-29/1944 – Sells Circus performs (sponsored by the Sheboygan Sportsman’s Club)

2/17/1945 – Joe Sanders and the Nighthawks perform (claims to be the first big band concert held at the Armory)

4/1411945 – Mel Hummitzsch Dixieland Minstrel Show (this performance was cancelled due to the speculated end of the war in Europe and pending celebratory events to be held at the
Armory)

4/7/1945 -Al Kavelin Concert

5/8/1945 – Victory in Europe celebration held

6/17 /1945 – Vaudeville show featuring The Dinning Sisters and Red Foley

6/23/1945 – Don Mc Neills Breakfast Club morning variety show performs (coast-to coast ABC radio broadcast)

6/23/1945 – Lawrence Welk Orchestra

8/4/1945 – “Tiny” Hill and orchestra

9/22/1945 – The Blue Barron Orchestra

10/8/1945 – The Darlings of Rhythm all-girl orchestra

12/31/1945 – Romy Gosz the Polka King performs at New Years Eve dance

4/21/1946 – Sheboygan Firefighters Dance

5/5-6/1946 – Mel Hummitzsch Dixieland Minstrel Show (sponsored by the Garton Toy Goodfellowship Club)

6/8/1946 – Eddie Howard and his band perform 8/8/1947 – Six Fat Dutchmen hand performs 8117/1946 – Formal initiation of V ,F.W. Post 1230

11/13/1946 Cheyenne Mountain Dancers (square dancing)

11/11/1946 – American Legion Armistices Day Bali 11129/1946 – De Laval milking machine demonstration

3/14/1947Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians perform (barber shop), reported by The Sheboygan Press to be the largest audience to see a performance at the Armory to date. The Chordettes were an opening act.

4/6/1947 – Fireman’s Balt

4/19-20/ I947   Mel Hummitzsch Dixieland Minstrel Revue (sponsored by the Garton Toy Goodfellow- ship Club)

6/12/1947 – Golden Gloves Boxing

8/16/1947 – Victory Japan Day Dance (Carl Byrnes band)

8/1711947 – “Queen for a Day” touring show

921/1947 – Vavne King and the Skaters

10/3/1947 – Paul Scott’s Partytiners

10/11/1947 – Showing of Nazi documentary fllrns 10122/1947 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

10/30/1947 – Hollywood Skating Revels (roller skating) 111411947 – Professional Wrestling

11/8/1947 – Vatican Choir performs before an audience of 800

11/22/1947 – Victor Borge (musician/comedian) 11129/1947 Frankie Yankovic and his orchestra

1948-1949 – Sheboygan Press refers to a “Lutheran Flour” presentation at the Armory

3/18/1948 – Northeast Wisconsin Education Association to meet (over 4000 educators attended)

4/10/1948 – Russ Morgan Orchestra 4/17-1811948 = Mel Huntmitzsch Minstrel Show

4/24/1948 – Phil Spiltany with ‘”the !tour of Charm” all girl orchestra

5/1/1948 – Spike Jones and his band performs in his only Wisconsin appearance

5/8/1948 – Fox River Valley high school music festival (350 musicians expected)

5/13/1948 – Christian Youth Fellowship Program 5/16/1948 Square Dance Jamboree

5/20/1948 – Golden Gloves Boxing

5/22-23/1948 – Hollywood Animal Stars,

6/15/1948 “Flour of Chami” all girl orchestra draws 2,100

8/22/1948 – Wisconsin State Federation of I.abor meets
on either this date or the 16th, (600 attended)

11/30/1948 – Boys Town Choir draws 3,000 3/6/1949 – Vaughn Monroe and Orchestra

3/8/1949 – Horace 1-leidt and his Musical Knights concert and talent show (drew over 5,000 attendees,/ maximum capacity for standing room only crowd)

4/23/1949 “The Great Virgil’ (Magician)

4/26/1949 – Professional Wrestling (This event featuring arguably the most popular wrestler of the time, Gorgeous George, was originally scheduled to be field at “The Playdium.” Due to the amount of public interest, it was moved to the Armory which was able to house a larger audience.

4/27-29/1949 – Three Day Home Show (sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 83)

5/4/1949 – Golden Gloves Boxing

5/7-8/1949 – Mel Hutnrn.itzsch Dixieland Minstrel Revue (sponsored by the Garton ‘fay (Goodfellowship Club)

5/15/1949 – Square Dance Jamboree

6/28/1949 – Dick Contino accordionist/ talent show

8/28/1949 – Barbershop Chorus Competition  , it featured 1.000 singers from throughout the Midwest and drew a crowd of 3,400)

10/20/1949 – Professional performance of “Carmen” (Opera)

10/30/1949 – U.S. Marine Rand

11/3/1949 – Sheboygan Redskins defeat the Boston Celtics 98-83 in the Armory’s inaugural NBA game before a crowd of 2200 fans

11/12/1949 – Live Mink Show draws hundreds

11/25-26/1949 – Icelandia” a comedy aerobatic ice skating revue. The first event in which the Armory floor is iced.

12/11/1949 – Sheboygan Symphony Christmas Concert draws over 1000 spectators

1/20/1950 Gene Autry ‘The Singing Cowboy” and his
entourage perform (sponsored by The Playdium)

2/11/1950 – St. Olaf Choir

2/22/1950 – Horne Heidi. Talent Show auditions

5/4/1950 – Over 1,000 Boy Scouts participate in ‘Scout- a -Ree

5/15/1910 –U.S. Armed Forces Day speeches and banquet

5/21/1950 Square Dance Jamboree

6/17/1950 – Hollywood figures Don Ragon and Denise Darcel concert

8/27/1950 – KWA (Kohler Workers Association) membership meeting at Armory, committee recommends acceptance of contract proposal

10/12-15/1950 – A large sporting show featuring primarily hunting and fishing related-exhibitions.total attendance at around 3,000 (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

10/15/1950 – Wiled Band

11/19/1950 – Phil Spiltany and the “Hour of Charm” all- Girl orchestra

12/9/1950 – The Sheboygan Civic Orchestra and Acappella Choir concert

1951 – Central High announces that it will play all of its home basketball games at the Armory. (Central had been playing all of its games vs. Sheboygan North at the Armory since 1943,)

2/18/1951 – Horace Heidi Talent Show (This performance was taped for broadcast on national television by CBS and was aired on

4/2/1951. This was the first nationwide broadcast to originate from Sheboygan.)

2/18/1951 Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/16/1951 – Walter Reuther, President of the national (JAW CIO labor union speaks to Kohler employees in an attempt to organize Kohler workers under the national union leadership. (1,500.1,800 employees)

3;27/1951 – UAW-CIO defeated in election at the Armory by existing Kohler Workers Association

4/14/1951 – University of Wisconsin Madison concert hand performs for 1.000

5/20/1951 -. Dance (Square Dance with the Ken Kossman Orchestra)

5/27/1950 – Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of Mother of God festival) 3,500 attend

6/10/1951 – Father Knackert Silver Jubilee Reception (Catholic)

6/24/1951 – Land-o-Lakes Barbershop Chorus Competition (3,560 in attendance)

7/4/1951 – Fourth of July Program, 4,000 in attendance

0/21/1951 – NBA Exhibition Basketball Game, Milwaukee Hawks vs. Indianapolis Olympians (The Redskins were not members of the NBA beyond its inaugural season.  Attendance for this event was much lower than expected.)

10/24/1951 – Loyal Order of Moose sponsored a circus

10/28/1951 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

12/9/1951 -The Sheboygan Civic Orchestra

12/16/1951 -Armour Leather Company Christmas Program (800)

12/17 /1951 – The Badger State Recreation Club holds its Christmas Party for 800 members/family

12/29-30/1951 – Six County Live Mink Show

12/29-2/1/1952 – Red Cross Blood Drive

2/3/1952 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/5/1952 -The Texas Cowgirls vs. members of the Green Bay Packers

3/8/1952 – Girl Scout 40th Anniversary Rally, over 2,000 attend

3/25/1952 – Republican presidential candidate Robert Taft speaks to a crowd of 1400

5/11/1952 – Large meeting of the Kohler Workers Association to discuss the UAW charter

5/25/1952 – Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival) 3,000 attend

6/4/1952 – Choraliers perform

6/8/1952 – Walter Reuther, President of the National UAW-CIO Labor Union speaks to Kohler employees in an attempt to organize workers under the national union leadership (800-1000 employees)

6/22/1952 – Barbershop Chorus Competition

9/5-7/1952 – Iowa and Wisconsin Jehovah Witness Convention

9/20/1952 – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians perform (barber shop)

10/16/1952 – U.S. Vice-President Alben Barkley speaks on behalf of local Democratic candidates for political office (2000 attend)

l 0/23/1952 – Actor Robert Montgomery speaks on behalf of local Republican candidates for political office, over 3,000 attend.

l 0/25/1952 – Kiwanis Club Circus

11/2/1952 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran) More than 3,500 attend

12/1411952 – Armour Leather Christmas Party (800 employees /family attend)

11/5/1953 – NBA regular season game Milwaukee Hawks vs. Indianapolis Olympians. (Poor attendance would make this the last attempt to present NBA games in Sheboygan for 15 years when the Milwaukee Bucks would enter the league as an expansion team.)

11/24/1953 – Owen’s Lloyd Circus (sponsored by the Optimists Club)

2/8/1953 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/1411953 – UAW- Kohler Worker Association meeting held discussing terms of proposed labor

contract, 2800 attend, labor contract is later approved

3/27/1953 – Northeast Wisconsin Education Association (over 5000 educators attended)! !

4/27/1953 -Food Convention and Dinner (sponsored by Schultz Brothers Company, 900

retailers/family attend)

5/311953 – Catholic Marion Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival) 2,500 attend

5/ 15-16/1953 – Scout-o-Rama 1953 (very large scouting event with over 2,000 Scouts and

large crowds attending)

5/25/1953 -Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Centennial Banquet

6/4/1953 – Due to rain, the combined Sheboygan high school graduation is moved from Vollrath Bowl to the Armory. The building maximum capacity was met and some hopeful spectators were turned away. 524 seniors graduated.

7/25/1953 – UAW-KW A authorize Kohler Company strike

10/1/1953 – Hollywood Circus (sponsored by Co. D of the Wisconsin National Guard)

11/11/1953 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

1/15/1954 – Gene Autry” The Singing Cowboy” and his entourage perform

2/10/1954 – Republican Party holds Lincoln Day Dinner

4/22/1954 – Golden Gloves Boxing

5/2/1954 – Over 1,000 people attended the Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God Festival)

5/5/1954 – Kohler union meeting of over 2,000 vote to accept terms of the Wisconsin Labor Relations Board that permits conditions for resuming negotiations over labor contract dispute! !

5/9/1954 – Food Convention and Dinner (sponsored by Schultz Brothers Company, 600 retailers/family attend)

5/13-14/1954 – Boy Scout Circus draws over 5,000 attendees over its two day run

5/22/1954 – Walter Reuther UA W-CIO President speaks to Kohler striking workers at Armory

6/10-12/1954 – American Dairy Association and the Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce

sponsor a festival celebrating all aspects of the local dairy industry

9/27/1954 – U.S. Marine Band

10/31/1954 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran) draws 3,000

11/7/1954 – Wuerl Band

11/17/1954 – Emil Mazey from the national UAW offices speaks to Kohler workers at the Armory, 2,200 attend

11/22/1954 – St. Norbert’s vs. Mission House College basketball game. This was the first use of the Armory for basketball by Mission House. (Mission House was later to become Lakeland College and played many home games in the Armory until 1984)

12/9/1954 – Recollection Day service (Catholic) 900 attend

March 1955 – State High School Basketball Regionals held at the Armory. The Armory would

house this event annually.

4/16/1955 – Sheboygan Kennel Club Dog Show

4/22/1955 – 1955 Scout-0-Rama

5/2/1955 – Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival) 2,800 attend

6/11/1955 – Combined North/ Central High School graduation held at the Armory due to rain (over 4,200 people attended, once again over the maximum allowed attendance for such an event).

8/3/1955 – 2,000 striking Kohler workers meet to hear progress reports from negotiations being held in Chicago

10/6/1955 – U.S. Navy Band (2 shows, afternoon youth concert and a public evening concert)

10/30/1955 – (Lutheran) Reformation Sunday ceremony held for 2,500 celebrants.

11/1 /1955 – Harlem Globetrotters play/perform (1,300 attend)

11/13-14/1955 – Kiwanis Club circus

12/15/1955 – (Catholic) Day of Recollection ceremony

2/2/1956 – “Sports Night” Speaking event featuring a number of local and national sports celebrities draws 1500

12/4/1956 – March of Dimes Ball

2/12/1956 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/25/1956 – National Guard recruiting drive

4/14/1956 – Sheboygan Kennel Club Dog Show

5/3-5/1956 – Scout-0-Rama Circus (The first two days draw over 4,000)

5/6/1956 – Catholic Marion Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival) This is the sixth year

holding this event at the Armory and 3,000 attend.

7/29/1956 – Barbershop Choir Competition (The Sheboygan entry in this competition would win

and eventually compete in the national competition held in Los Angeles later this year.)

9/22/1956 – “Year in Harmony Concert” (barbershop). This is a fundraiser for the local group

traveling to Los Angeles for the national competition.

10/17/1956 – Professional wrestling

10/20/1956 – Kiwanis Club circus

10/28/1956 – (Lutheran) Reformation Sunday Ceremony held (1,500 are in attendance)

11 /4/1956 – “Get out the Vote” (A voter registration drive conducted by William Proxmire,

Democratic candidate for governor)

11/8/1956 – Wuerl Band

11/17/1956 – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

11/21/1956 -The Armory is selected as the site of the Policeman’s Ball for the first time.

12/ 13/1956 – (Catholic) Day of Recollection ceremony

1/17 /1957 – Professional Wrestling returns to the Armory as over 3,000 attend.

2/4/1957 – Sheboygan Common Council passes a resolution allowing free use of the Armory to “worthy” organizations for non-spectator events. This is one aspect of an ongoing struggle within the council between elements who want the Armory to be self-supporting and those who desire the Armory to be available to the most uses.

2/16/1957 -March of Dimes Ball

2/21/1957 – Professional Wrestling

2/23/1957 – “Greater Sheboygan Incorporated” holds a rally promoting Sheboygan and

Sheboygan businesses

3/3/1957 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/10/1957 – The Guy Lombardo Orchestra

3/ 14/1957 -Professional Wrestling

3/26-29/1957 – “Rhapsodies of Recipes Cooking School”

4/2/1957 – Rotary Banquet

4/9-11/1957 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

4/18/1957 – Professional Wrestling

5/5/1957 – Catholic Marian Rally (Coronation of the Mother of God festival)

5/9/1957 – Professional Wrestling (Boxing great Joe Louis acts as referee for this event)

6/1/1957 -Barbershop Jamboree (1,000 attend event to raise funds for Sheboygan group to

compete in international competition in Los Angeles)

6/9/1957 – UAW Local 833 Talent Show

7/16/1957 – Disabled American Vets Vaudeville and Variety Show

9/28/1957 – Barbershop Festival

10/10/1957 – Professional Wrestling

10/12/1957 – Kiwanis Club circus

10/27 /1957 – Lutheran Reformation Rally draws 1,400

11/14/1957 – Professional Wrestling

11/27/1957 – Policeman’s Ball

12/8/1957 – Wuerl Band

12/ 15/1957 – 500 attend Armour Leather Christmas Party

1/25/1958 – March of Dimes Bal

2/9/1958 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/27/1958 – Professional Wrestling

3/26/1958 – Professional Wrestling

3/28/1958 – Northeast Wisconsin Education Association convention draws over 5,000 educators. Participants unable to attend due to overcrowding are able to view activities via Sheboygan’s first use of close circuit television at the YMCA.

4/1/1958 – Armory to be used for Major and Junior A recreation basketball league games.

4/8-10/1958 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

4/12-13/1958 – National Guard Open House event

4/ 19/1958 – 2,800 attend a labor rally

4/24/1958 – Professional Wrestling

4/26/1958 – Adams Brothers Circus performs

5/9-10/1958 – Scout-0-Rama 1958

6/14/1958 – Music by “The Crescendoss” (This is the first event referred to as a “teen dance”. Over the next sixteen years these events became increasingly popular.)

9/6-7/1958 – Custom Car Show

9/27/1958 – Barbershop Concert

10/1-4/1958 – Greatest Sale on Earth (Kuechle’s and Muller’s band together for Furniture and Appliance Sale)

10/1811958 – Policeman’s Ball

10/22/1958 – U.S. Marine Band

10/23/1958 – Professional Wrestling

10/31/1958 -The Armory gets a new roof

11/2/1958 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

11/5/1958 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform for 3,700

11/11/1958 – Veteran’s Day Program

12/1/1958 – Wuerl Band

1/31/1959 – March of Dimes Ball

3/8/1959 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/12/1959 – Kiwanis Club International president speaks at a Kiwanis banquet held at the

Armory

4/17 /1959 – Catholic Youth Concert (attended by 2,500)

4/21-23/1959 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

5/2/1959 – Turners sponsored “Circus-Rama,” draws 3,500

5/23/1959 – Professional Wrestling (event relocated from its original Milwaukee booking)

9/19-2011959 – Kustom Car Show

9/2611959 – Barbershop Festival entertains 2,500

9/30/1959 – “Store Front” show (lighting fair)

10/17/1959 – Policeman’s Ball

11/1/1959 – (Lutheran) Reformation Rally Service (the largest Reformation Rally in the Armory with between 3,100 and 3,500 attending).

11/7/1959 – Kiwanis Public Auction

11/10/1959 – Recreation Basketball League is granted use of the Armory for the upcoming season.

11/29/1959 – Wuerl Band

12/ 12/1959 – Clown Show

1/13/1960 – Professional Wrestling

1/31/1960 – Sheboygan Redskin Reunion Game

2/17 /1960 – Professional Wrestling match draws 2,000

2/22-27 /1960 – National Guard Open House

3/1/1960 – Demonstration of Catholic Mass

3/19/1960 – Professional Wrestling

3/31/1960 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform for 3,200

4/9/1960 – Professional Wrestling

5/5/1960 – Professional Wrestling

5/12/1960 – Boy Scout Annual Meeting

5/18/1960 – The Johnny Cash Show (featuring Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, and The Renegades)

5/26/1960 – The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

6/19/1960 – Dance with Les Elgart Band ($25 Arthur Murray Dance lesson prize give away)

7 /2/1960 – Saengerfest Concert with The Sheboygan Orchestra

8/13-14/1960 – Kettle’s Kustom Car Show

9/ 11 /1960 – UAW Kohler workers meeting (Emil Mazey speaker) over 1, 700 attend.

9/24/1960 – “County Fair for Harmony” (barbershop) 2,500 draw

10/9/1960 – Lutheran Open House Week Rally

10/15-16/1960 – Compact Car Show

10/22/1960 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform for 2,500

11 /12/1960 – Professional Wrestling

11 /23/1960 – Policeman’s Ball

111/5/1960 – Teen Dance (music by Danny and his Crown Jewels and The Continental

12/18/1960 – Vollrath Company Christmas Party

11/9/1961 -The Hohner Accordion Symphony (made up entirely of harmonicas)

1/21/1961 – March of Dimes Dance

2/8/1961 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/22/1961 -Mayoral forum (sponsored by the Jaycees)

3/10-11/1961 – Camp and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

4/12/1961 – Approximately 750 attend a meat cooking school

4/13/1961 – Discoverer XIV (space satellite) put on display

4/16/1961 – PT A Convention Banquet

4/2911961 -Teen Dance (music by The Renegades and The Teen Kings)

5/13/1961 – Teen Dance (music by Mad Man Michaels and The Legends)

5/18/1961 – hypnotist/ telepath “Dr. Franz Polgar”

5/20-21/1961 – Large stamp show (18 presenters)

7/1611961 – Barbershop Regionals draw 1,500

8/1/1961 – “Grand 01? Opry” (Country and Western)

8/5-6/1961 – KMMK Custom Car Show

9/22/1961 – Teen Dance (music by The Renegades and The Thunderbirds)

10/12/1961 – 4-H Achievement Program

10/14/1961 – Policeman’s Ball

10/1 9/1961 – Professional Wrestling ticket prices cut

10/28/1 961 -The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform

10/29/1961 – (Lutheran) Reformation Sunday Celebration

11/2/1961 – Professional Wrestling11/2211961 -Teen Scholarship Fund Dance (music by The Renegades and The Furies

11/26/1961 – Wuerl Band

11/30/1961 – Professional Wrestling (includes one wrestler going up against a bear)

1/18/1962 – Professional Wrestling

1/31/1962 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

3/11/1962 – Girl Scouts celebrate 50th. Anniversary

4/14/1962 – Teen Dance (music by The Legends) (Milwaukee)

4/29/1962 – Auditions for a local musical review

5/5/1962 – Teen Dance (music by The Teen Kings)

5/1111962 – Teen Dance (music by The Exciting Electras and The Marvelous Mad Lads)

(Milwaukee bands)

5/19/1962 -Teen Dance (music by The Legends)

5/21/1962 – the Armory is offered at no cost to hold musical events for raising funds to build a new bandshell in Fountain Park

5/26/1962 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Legends and The Sensational Supremes)(Milwaukee bands)

7/13/1962 – Jehovah Witness District Assembly has over 2,000 attendants/ 94 new ministers baptized

8/9/1962 – “Galaxy of Stars” concert (Bobby Vinton, Gene Pitney and The Bachelors)

10/21/1962 – Large kick-off for a public oral polio vaccination

10/28/1962 – Lutheran Reformation Rally

10/30/1962 – CYO “Gala Halloween Dance” (music by The Midnighters and The Renegades)

11/24/1962 – “&” Calysonians and Tony Winter Show moved from the Playdium for one night only

11/25/1962 – Wuerl Band

11 /28/1962 – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians perform for a crowd of 3,000

1/10/1963 – Ann Landers is the guest speaker at the Sheboygan Association of Commerce meeting (725 attend)

1/31/1963 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/23/1963 – CYO “Gala Mardi Gras Dance” (music by The Legends) (Milwaukee)! !

3/4/1963 – The Armory and Lakeland College are awarded a home game in the upcoming state NAIA basketball play-offs. As Lakeland begins a twelve year run as conference champions and basketball powerhouse, these become almost yearly events. (Lakeland loses to Carroll College in front of 2,400 fans.)

3/ 14-16/1963 – Camping and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

3/30/1963 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform

4/5/1963 – NWEA (teachers) convention held at North High and the Armory. Over 6,000 educators from fourteen countys were represent.

5/11-12/1963 – Scout-0-Rama 1963 crowd is the largest to ever yet attend a Scout- 0-Rama to date

5/17 /1963 – Jehovah Witness Convention

5/19-21/1963 – Knights of Columbus Convention and Banquet

6/2/1963 – North/ South combined graduation held at the Armory due to rain. ( 612 students

graduated) Due to the growing number of graduating students and their guests, this would be

the last of these combined graduations to be held indoors

8/3/1963 – Trumpeter Al Hirt perform for 2,000 at the Armory in a Bratwurst Days concert.

10/2/1963 – U.S. Marine Band performs for over an audience of over 5,000 (standing room only)

10/5/1963 – American Legion Testimonial speaker event

10/17 /1963 – The New Christie Minstrels perform for 2,000

10/27/1963 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday Ceremonies fill the Armory to capacity

11/10/1963 – “The Grand 01? Opry” returns to the Armory

11/27/1963 – CYO Teen Dance (music by Chevrons) (Milwaukee)

12/31/1963 – Teen Dance (music by The Teen Kings)

2/9/1964 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/27-29/1964 – Camping and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

4/3/1964 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

4/8/1964 – The Harlem Globetrotters to play/perform

4/11/1964 -Teen Dance (music by The Chantells)

4/12/1964 – “The Midwest Hootenanny Festival” comes to the Armory to raise funds for

improving the facilities at the Sheboygan Quarry.

4/23/1964 – The Lakeland Band performs to a crowd of 700

5/19-21/1964 – Wisconsin Federation of Women’s Clubs Meeting

8/1/1964 -The Ralph Martare Band

10/8/1964 – “The Good Time Singers,” 800 fans

11/1/1964 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday ceremonies fill the Armory to capacity

11/25/1964 – CYO Dance (music by The Stagemen)

11/29/1964 – Wuerl Band

11/30/1965 – Lakeland College Fine Arts Series schedule (some events take place at the Armory)

1/19/1965 – Sheboygan Association of Commerce 50th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner.

Professional baseball owner and innovator Bill Veeck is the guest speaker for 500 attendees.

1/27 /1965 – The Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce welcomes speaker Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

2/7/1965 – “John Howard Griffin,” journalist and author of “Black Like Me” speaks before 3,800 (sponsored by The Sheboygan Human Rights Program).

2/8/1965 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/10/1965 – Sheboygan City Employees Credit Union Annual Meeting and 10 year Anniversary

Party (This event was originally scheduled for 1/23/1964, but was postponed due to a snowstorm).

2/18-20/1965 – Camping and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

2/22/1965 – Mayoral forum (sponsored by the Jaycees)

3/7 /1965 – Sheboygan All Stars (local standouts) vs. the Green Bay Packers (actual Packer players)

3/2111965 – Color guard competition sponsored by the Sheboygan Accents Drill Team. (16 groups from Illinois and Wisconsin competed before 1,000 spectators in the first of many of these events).

3/26/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors and Fugitives)

3/19/1965 – Sadie Hawkins Dance (music by the all-girl band The Cameos) (Milwaukee)

4/3/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Ricochettes (Milwaukee)

4/4/1965 – The Texas Cowgirls vs. a reunion of former Sheboygan Redskins players. (sponsored by the Sheboygan Deputies) 2,000 attend

4/9/1965 – The Chieftones

4/17/1965 – “Shindig” is held (music is provided by The Matadors, The El Dorados, The Chain

Gang and Dick and the Destinations)

4/23/1965 -Teen Dance (music by The Savoys)

5/2/1965 – St Nicholas Hospital Diamond Jubilee Banquet celebrating 75 years of service

517/1965 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Fabulous Prophets) (Milwaukee)

5/12/1965 -The Pee Wee King Band

5/18/1965 – “Meat for Modern Living” program and demo

5/21/1965 -Teen Dance (music by The Chain Gang)

5/30/1965 – Teen Dance (music by Kookie and the Premiers)

6/10/1965 – Sheboygan North/South High School “Gala Graduation Dance” takes place (national band The Hollywood Argyles perform)

6/16/1965 – “Shell-o-Rama” a fund raiser for the Fountain Park Band Shell featuring a variety of acts.

7/4/1965 – July 4th. Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

7/18/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Savoys and The Epics)

8/24/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

9/24/1965 -Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

10/2/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

10/5/1965 – The Buccaneer Drill Team Banquet and Award program for 1965

10/30/1965 – Lakeland coach, Duane “Moose” Woltzen, holds the first of what would become highly attended annual coaching clinics.

10/31/1965 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday ceremonies fill the Armory to capacity

11/6/1965 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform for 3,000

11/20/1965 – “Shindig” is held

11/24/1965 – Teen Dance (music by The Prophets)(Milwaukee)

11 /26/1965 – The Sheboygan Common Council authorizes Recreation Department use of the Armory two days a week for basketball.

11/6/1966 – “Shindig” held (music by Mickey, Them and Us and The Ventures) also appearing is an artist known as Bob Dylan from Milwaukee, not the more famous Bob from Minnesota.

1/22/1 966 – “Shindig” held (music by The Herd, The Pleasure Seekers and “?”)

2/6/1 966 -Teen Valentine Dance (music by The Matadors)

2/12/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Vikings, The Stone Marks, The Statesmen and The

Cicadas)

2/21/1966 – Wisconsin Holstein Association Banquet

2/24-26/1966 – Camp and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

3/2/1966 – Lakeland College wins the state title in men’s basketball and qualifies for the

National Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. They would win one game before being

eliminated in the round of 16.! !

3/12/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Chevrons and The Matadors)

3/1 9/1966 – Teen Dance (music by Shane-Todd and the Gentlemen) (Madison)

3/26/1966 – Teen Dance (music is provided by The Savoys and The El Dorados

3/27 /1966 – The Texas Cowgirls vs. a reunion of former Sheboygan Redskins players (sponsored by the Sheboygan Deputies) 1,600 attend

3/29/1966 – Martha Logan Cooking School

4/2/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Stonemarks and The Condors)

41611966 – Teen Dance (music by Eli and the Deacons)

4/9/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Matadors and The Auroras)

4/12/1966 – Professional Wrestling returns to the Armory after a three year absence. 1,500 attend

4/24/1966 – “The Grand 0l Opry” returns to the Armory

4/16/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

4/26/1966 – Professional Wrestling

4/28/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors, The Condors and The Essex)

4/29-30/1966 – Scout-0-Rama is held

5/7/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Chevrons)

5/14/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Chevrons)

5/20/1966 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association conducts a fundraiser dance (music by The Matadors)

5/21/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Stonemarks and The Grasshoppers)

5/29/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Sandmen and The Traditions) Sheboygan North/South High School “Surfing – aGo Goo” Graduation Dance takes place (music by Freddie Cannon and The Robbs

6/4/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Stonemarks)

6/12/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Condors)

6/19/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

6/21/1966 – Sheboygan Common Council approves use of the Armory by Recreation Department basketball leagues for the 1966-1967 Season.

6/21/1966 – “June is Dairy Month” Cooking School

6/26/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Portraits) (Milwaukee)

7/3/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

7/9/1966 – Teen Dance “Battle of the Bands” (The Marquis vs. The Chantillys)

7 /10/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Condors and The Torries)

7/17/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Grasshoppers)

7/24/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Stonemarks)

7/30/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Gremlins and The Couriers) (both from Milwaukee)

8/6/1966 – Bratwurst Days Teen Dance (music by The Portraits) (Milwaukee) and The Matadors

8/13/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Burgundyss) (Madison)

8/20/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Oppositions) (Whitewater)

8/26/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Primates and The London Street) Kimberley)

9/3/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Milwaukee Showmen and The Gringos)

9/10/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Portraits) (Milwaukee)

9/21/1966 – Former U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon speaks on behalf of Republican congressional delegates and candidates, 3,400 attend.

9/24/1966 – Teen Dance (music by Friday and The Weekenders)

10/1/1966 -Teen Dance (music provided by The She Five and The Dark Shadows)

10/2/1966 – “Religious Festival” Bishop Rueben Mueller is the guest speaker

10/4-6/1966 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

10/8/1966 -Teen Dance (music by The Stonemarks)

10/15/1966 – Teen Dance (music by Peter Rusch (Indianapolis)

10/22/1966 -Teen Dance “Battle of the Bands” (The Gringos vs. The Primates)

10/23/1966 – Vice-President Hubert H Humphrey speaks supporting Democratic candidates (2800 attend)

10/29/1966 – Halloween Teen Dance (music provided by The Calientes) (Madison)

10/30/1966 – Lutheran Reformation Day service (2,650 attend)

11 /2/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

11/5/1966 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Matadors and The Mystics)

11/11/1966 – USO Benefit Dance (music provided by the The Messengers) (Milwaukee)

11/12/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Matadors)

11/17/1966 – Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians “50th. Anniversary Tour” performance

11/18/1966 – CYO Dance (music provided by Johnny and the Thunderbirds) (Waukesha)

11/19/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Finders Keepers

11/231/ 966 – Teen Dance (music provided by Sammy McHugh and the Legends)

11/25/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The New Monacos)

11/26/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Portraits) (Milwaukee)

12/2/1966 -Teen Dance (music by Johnny and the Walkers and The Impalas) (Milwaukee)

12/4/1966 – Sheboygan Drill Team Pageant involving twenty teams from throughout the Midwest. 1,000 attend.

12/17 /1966 – Teen Dance (music by Friday and The Weekenders)

12/20/1966 -Actor Pat O’Brien performs monologue

12/25/1966 – Teen Dance (music by The Couriers) (Manitowoc)

12/27 /1966 – Professional Wrestling

12/29/1 966- 1/2/1967 – The Chieftones

12/31/1966 – New Years Teen Dance (music by The Dimensions)

1/7/1967 -Teen Dance (music by Robin and the Three Hoods)

1/20/1967 – Sheboygan’s first “Battle of the Bands” competition sponsored by the Sheboygan Jaycees (ten local bands compete for cash prizes and the right to compete in the state competition) over 1,000 attend.

1/21/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The 4 is 4?s and The Tarries

1/28/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Legends)

2/4/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Robbs) (Milwaukee)

2/10/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

2/18/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Robin and the Three Hoods

2/20/1967 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/24-2611967 – Camp and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

3/4/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Ants and The Societys) (both from Green Bay)

3/5/1967 – Drill team competition sponsored by The Accents

3/6/1967 – State College NAIA basketball championship game at the Armory (Lakeland loses to UW Oshkosh)

3/11/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Gentlemen) (Madison)

3/18/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Bandits) (La Crosse)

3/22/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Gentrys) (Florida)

3/25/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Friday and The Weekenders)

3/31 /1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Wellingtons and Mickey, They and Them)

4/111967 -Teen Dance (music by The Robbs) (Milwaukee)

4/6/1967 – CYO Teen Dance (music by The Hungry Eyes)

4/9/1967 – Red Cross measles immunization for children

4/15/1967 – Teen Dance (music provided by The 7 Wanders and The Primates)

4/28-30/1967 – Wisconsin Young Republican Convention

5/6/1967 -Teen Dance (music by Elite Society and The Portraits) (Milwaukee) This event is a fund raiser for the Sheboygan Humane Society)

5/13/1967 – Teen Dance (provided by Michael and the Messengers)

5/18/1967 – Police Benevolent Association Ball featuring the music of “The Singing Cowboy “Tex Ritter

5/21/1967 – A public tetanus vaccination is held

5/20/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Harlequins and Syndicate of Sound)

5/27/1967 -Teen Dace (music by The Crying Shames)

6/3/1967 – Teen Dance (music is provided by The Grim Reapers) (Rockford)

6/8/1967 – Sheboygan North/South combined graduation dance and party with the theme “Expo 67.” Entertainment is provided by four Chicago bands.

6/10/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Riddles) (Chicago)

6/24/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Bogis Chimes and The Portraits) (Both of Milwaukee)

6/26/1967 – Vollrath Company employees UAW Meeting

6/3111967 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Mystics and Elite Society)

7/8/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Girl Watchers)

7/15/1967 -Teen Dance (music provided by The Individuals and Elite Society)

7/22/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Skunks) (Milwaukee)

7/29/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Gremlins and The Rubber Bands) (both of Milwaukee)

8/12/1967 – A dance is held to benefit the Sheboygan Redwing Football Club. Music provided

by The Sounds of Time and Spoken Word.

8/12/1967 – 2nd. Annual Jaycee “Battle of the Bands”

8/19/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Nexts) (Milwaukee)

8/20/1967 – The Weisloch Heidelburg Madrigal Choir performs for crowd of 620 (sponsored by

People-to-People)

8/22/1967 – The “Pranges/Dupont Back to School Style Show and Rock & Roll Concert.” Music

is performed by Tommy James and the Shondelles.

8/26/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Destinations)

9/2/1967 – Teen Dance (music provided by Elite Society and Yesterdays Children)

9/10/1967 – Candidates forum for State Assembly is held. These events, when held for local office garnered little public support. This event drew 150 attendees.

9/16/1967 -Teen Dance (music provided by Elite Society and The Skunks) (Milwaukee)

9/23/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Next 5) (Milwaukee)

9/30/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Mauds) (Milwaukee)

10/3-5/1967 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

10/7/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Robbs and Spoken Word) (both from Milwaukee)

10/14/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Messengers)

10/19/1967 – U. S. Marine Band

10/21 /1967 – Lakeland coach, Duane “Moose” Woltzen, holds his basketball player and coach clinics.

10/29/1967 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday ceremonies, draw 2,500.

11/1/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Destinations)

11/4/1967 – Teen Dance (music is provided by The Pictures and Dimensions)

11/11/1967 -Teen Dance (music by The Baroques) (California)

11/19/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Elite Society and The Prophets) (Milwaukee)

11 /22/1967 – CYO Teen Dance (music by The Invasion and The Royals) (both from Milwaukee)

11 /26/1967 – Wuerl Band

12/8/1967 – Teen Dance (music by Michael and The Messengers)

12/13/1967 – The Lakeland basketball team defeats Finnish Olympic National Team in exhibition game

12/23/1967 – Christmas Teen Dance (music by Next 5)

12/30/1967 -Teen Dance (music provided by Elite Society and The Range) (Milwaukee)

1/13/1968 – Sheboygan County “Battle of the Bands”

2/3/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Robbs) (Milwaukee)

2/10/1968 – Valentines Teen Dance (music provided by The Cryin’ Shames)

2/18/1968 – Sheboygan Municipal Band

2/27 /1968 – State College NAlA basketball championships at the Armory (Lakeland defeats Carthage College before losing to UW Oshkosh the following night.)

3/4/1968 – Scholarship Teen Dance is held. Music provided by Elite Society, Love Society and The Royals.

3/9/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Destinations and The Loyal Opposition)

3/16/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Destinations and Next 5) (Milwaukee)

3/17/1968 – “Accents on Guard” drill team competition is held.

3/22-25/1968 – Sheboygan Home Show (sponsored by the Sheboygan Employees Association)

3/30/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The New Colony Six)

4/5/1968 – NWEA (teachers) convention held at North High and the Armory. Over 7 ,000 educators from fourteen countries were represented.

4/13/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Tony’s Tigers)

4/16/1968 – Martha Logan, Swift and Companies Cooking School

4/17/1968 -Teen Dance (music by Speedy and the Alka Seltzers) (Detroit)

4/20/1968 – Teen Dance (music by “?” and the Mysterians) (national group from Bay City Michigan)

5/2/1968 – Teen Dance (music provided by The 13th Precinct) (Los Angeles)

5/3-4/1968 – l 968?s Scout-a-Rama is held in the Armory!

5/5/1968 – U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus performs in front of 1,200.

5/11/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Robin and the Three Hoods)

5/12/1968 – The Grand ole’ Opry!=

5/18/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Little Boys Blue Band) (Manitowoc)

5/25/1968 – Teen Masquerade Dance is held (music by Elite Society and The Royals)

6/1/1968 – Wilson Pickett in concert (Harvey and the Seven Sounds from Dubuque open the show)

6/8/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Koroners) (Dubuque)

6/12/1968 – The National Basketball League determines that regular season league games can not be played at the Armory due to lack of space behind the end lines, but is approved for exhibition games. This comes up in reference to the newly franchised Milwaukee Buck team bringing NBA basketball back to Sheboygan in some capacity

6/29/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Dimensions)

8/3/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Loyal Opposition and Pillars of Sound

8/10/1968 – Dance to benefit the Sheboygan Quarry (music by Tony’s Tigers and The Skunks) (Milwaukee)

8/13/1968 -Teen Dance (music by Act ill)

8/17/1968 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Grease and The Sneak Experience)

8/21/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Dimensions and The Reflections)

8/24/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Invaders)

8/31/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Butterscotch Groves)

9/4/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Rogues) (Milwaukee)

9/6/1968 – World Vision Korean Children’s Choir perform for a crowd of 2,000.

9/7/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Loyal Opposition, The Destinations (Milwaukee) and Secret (Green Bay))

9/14/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Royals and Blues Magoos) (New York)

9/21/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Skunks and The Carosels) (both from Milwaukee)

9/27/1968 -Teen Dance (music by Mothers Worry) (Milwaukee)

10/5/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Reflections and The Fast Backs (Milwaukee)

10/11/1968 – 1, 100 fans show up for an exhibition game between the NBA Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks

10/12/1968 – Teen Dance (music provided by The Bubbles Brothers) (Chicago)

10/13/1968 – Lakeland coach Duane “Moose” Woltzen holds his basketball camp

10/ 19/1968 -Teen Dance (music by Love Society)

10/27 /1968 – 1,000 show up for the “Steiger Tiger” political rally

I 0/27 /1968 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday service is conducted at the Armory. 2,700 attend.

10/28/1968 – Republican pre-election political rally!

11/2/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The New Mowed Lawn (Chicago) and The Tykes (Milwaukee)

11/3/1968 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform before a crowd of 1,300.

11/6/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Mauds)

11/9/1968 -Teen Dance (music by The Tigers and The Carosels) (both from Milwaukee)

11/16/1968 – Teen Dance (music by The Mini-Chrystals)

11/27/1968 – Teen Dance (music by Loyal Opposition and Major Minor’s Machine) (Milwaukee)

11/30/1968 – Teen Dance (music by R.B. and The Showmen and The Sounds Unknown)

1/4/1969 -Teen Dance (music by Love Society and The Phase III)

1/11 /1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Pies and Serum Band)

1/25/1969 – The Bill French Memorial Fund Raiser. This concert/ dance had five bands perform.

2/1/1969 – Annual Sheboygan Battle of the Bands

2/8/1969 – Lakeland College holds a football clinic

2/15/1969 – Valentines Teen Dance, four bands perform

2/16/1969 -The Buccaneer Drill Team holds Pageant of Precision competition (20 groups representing three states compete before crowd of 500)

2/24/1969 – The first round Wisconsin NAIA State Basketball Tournament game as Lakeland College again qualifies.

3/1/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Loyal Opposition, The Royals and Broken House)! !

3/23/1969 – International Folk Fest

4/2/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Corporation)

4/5/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Vic Pitts Cheaters)

4/11/1969 – Regional Battle of the Bands

4/12/1969 – Police Benefit Concert featuring performance by Hank Williams Jr.

4/19/1967 – Teen Dance (music by The Dynamic Exploits and The Cloud)

4/26/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Jam and The Raw Meat) (Milwaukee)

4/28/1969 – Rally supporting the Tuition-Reimbursement Bill for Parochial Schools. This five county regional event is sponsored by The Citizens for Educational Freedom.

5/3/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Love Society)

5/9/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Corporation, The Raw Meat (Milwaukee) and The Syndicate of Sound (Oshkosh))

5/17/1969 – Lakeshore Technical Institute holds benefit dance featuring three bands

5/24/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Skunks and The Kids Nextdoor) (Milwaukee)

5/31/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Unchanged Minds)

6/5/1969 – The combined Sheboygan North and South graduation party is held at the Armory with the theme “Sayanara.” Between 1,400 and 1,500 attend.

7/1/1969 -Teen Dance sponsored by The Sheboygan Youth Alliance (music by The Raw Meat and Grease (Milwaukee), The Syndicate of Sound (Oshkosh), and The Loyal Opposition.

7/5/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Prodigal Sons)

7/12/1969 – “Country Extravaganza Concert” featuring Stonewall Jackson, Roy Acuff and George Hamilton

7/29/1969 – Movies are shown in the Armory.

7/31 /1969- Musical Youth International 1969 performs

8/2/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Underground Sunshine)

8/21/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Royals and The Loyal Opposition). This is a ‘band break-up’ dance for these two local groups.

8/23/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Tryad and The Myst) (Manitowoc)

9/20/1969 – Teen Dance (music by Love Society and The Phase III)

9/27/1969 – Rock Concert featuring bands from the Wisconsin State Fair on tour.

9/29/1969 – “The Searching Generation Youth Rally” (Campus Life)

10/4/1969 -Teen Dance (music by The Raw Meat, The Ox and The Short Stuff) (Milwaukee)

10/21-23/1969 – Passion Play is performed

11/2/1969 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday ceremony is attended by over 2,500.

11/5/1969 -Teen Dance (music by Woodbine) (Omaha

11 /15/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Bethlehem Boogie Band and Rainy Day (Detroit and Chicago respectively)

11/18/1969 – Wuerl Band

11/23/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Skunks and The Ox both from Milwaukee)

11/26/1969 -Teen Dance (music by The Loyal Opposition and The Raw Meat) (Milwaukee

11/29/1969 – Teen Dance (music by The Objects and Fastback) (Milwaukee)

12/7/1969 – Vollrath Company Christmas Party for 850 children of employees

12/21-22/1969 – Snowmobile Show

2/21/1970 – Scholarship Teen Dance featuring the music of six local bands.

3/ 13/1970 – Sheboygan Battle of the Bands 1970

3/23/1970 – “International Ice Review” (sponsored by Lakeland College Fine Arts Series)

4/4/1970 – Country Music Spectacular featuring Tammy Wynette, George Jones and Harold Morrison

4/5/1970 – International Folk fest returns to the Armory, over 4,000 attend.

4/9/1970 – Teen Dance (music by The Music Foundation, The Free and The Dawn)

4/19/1970 -J.F.K. Prep High School “Music Explosion” featuring the music of Irish tenor Joe Feeney of the Lawrence Welk Show takes place.

4/25/1970 – A “Hunger March” Teen Dance takes place (music by Manny and the Imperials and The Tryad)

5/2/1970 – The U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus perform for a crowd of 3,700.

5/9/1970 – Teen Dance (music by The Tryad)

5/23/1970 – Teen Dance (music by Freight Train and Freedom)

6/4/1970 – Combined North/South High School graduation party is held, 1,200 attend an “Age of Aquarius” themed event

6/17 /1970 – Teen Dance music by The Raw Meat and Barefat (Milwaukee and Fond du Lac respectively)

7 /1/1970 – Teen Dance (music by Soup and The Raw Meat)

7/18/1970 -The band Vanilla Fudge (national) performs a concert

7/30/1970 – Teen Dance (music by Harvey and the Sounds)

8/26/1970 -Teen Dance (music by The Bowery Boys)

9/20/1970 – Kohler Company UAW employee labor contract vote is held

9/30/1970 – Senior citizens dance

10/2/1970 – Rising country star Hank Williams Jr. performs

10/10/1970 – Teen Dance (music by The Bowery Boys)

11/1/1970 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday Ceremony is attended by over 2,000.

11/4/1970 – CYO Scholarship Teen Dance is held (music by Underground Sunshine and Toad)

11 /16/1970 – Sheboygan city-school budget meeting takes place, only 175 attend

12/3/1970 – Professional Wrestling , 2,700 attend

12/8/1970 – Lakeland College’s Men’s Basketball team loses to the Swedish National Team in exhibition game

12/23/1970 -Teen Dance (music by Yukon Tulip)

11/16/1971 – The Buccaneers Drill Team holds a benefit to raise money for new uniforms. Over 2,000 attend.

11/21/1971 – Professional Wrestling

3/4-7/1971 – Camping and Boat Show (sponsored by Sears)

3/23/1971 – “International Ice Review” (sponsored by the Lakeland College Fine Arts Series)

3/25/1971 – Professional Wrestling

3/28/1971 – International Folk Fest

4/3/1971 – Teen Dance (music by The Skunks) (Milwaukee)

4/7/1971 – Rock Festival – 9 bands – 71/2 hours

4/1211971 – Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (big band) perform in concert

4/20/1971 – Teen Dance (music by Eden Stone, Glass Fog Father Time, Heap and Stix N stones)

4/22/1971 -Teen Dance (music by The Messengers, The Raw Meat and Bogie Man)

5/15-1611971 – Wisconsin State Stamp Collection Convention (4,000-5,000 attend the two day event)

5/21/1971 -The Sheboygan Optimists Club sponsors The Kellner’s Circus

5/27/1971 – Teen Dance (music by The Bowery Boys)

6/10/1971 – Combined North/South High School graduation party. 1,000 attend a “Roaring 70’s” themed event.!

7/7/1971 – Professional Wrestling

8/1/1971 – The Hanneford Circus (sponsored by the Kiwanis)

9/10/1971 – Teen Dance (music by Danny Downs and the Upbeats and Judas Goat)

10/21 /1971 – U.S. Marine Band

10/31/1971 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

1114/1971 – Teen Dance (music by Bogie Man, Professional Mold, Judas Goat and The Music Foundation)

11/24/1971 – CYO Scholarship Teen Dance (music by Black Society and Father Time)

11/29/1971 – City budget meeting

2/9/1972 – Country Music Spectacular featuring Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn

2/13/1972 -Accent Drill Team competition (1,500 attend)

3/12/1972 – “Our American Heritage” a celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Girl Scouts (2,000attend)

3/21/1972 – Roller Derby “Jolters vs. Eagles”

3/26/1972 – Professional performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Rock Opera)

3/30/1972 – Teen Dance (music by Shortstuff and Lightfoot)

4/3/1972 – Republican presidential candidate George Wallace speaks on campaign stop (Walter Cronkite covered for CBS News)

4/15/1972 – Variety Show I Brat Fry (sponsored by Sheboygan Youth Band)

5/2/1972 – Hanneford Circus (sponsored by Sheboygan Youth Band)

5/6/1972 – U.S. Army Field Band concert, 3,500 attend

6/6/1972 – City Councilman Mark Eggebeen proposes selling or leasing the Armory stating the rent doesn’t meet the operating costs.

6/8/1972 – Combined North/South Graduation celebration is held with a casino theme.

6/16-18/1972 – Jehovah Witness Convention

7/9/1972 – “Kids from Wisconsin” from UW Madison perform (sponsored by the Buccaneer Drill Team)

7/20/1972 – Professional Wrestling

9/21/1972 – Wayne King the Waltz King

9/26/1972 – “Youth for McGovern Rock Show” (political rally in support of Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern featuring the bands Hayward/ Love Society/ Smile)

9/30-10/1/1972 – Snowmobile Show

10/22/1972 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform

10/29/1972 – Reformation Day Service (Lutheran)

11/16-17 /1972 – David Wilkerson, author of “The Cross and the Switchblade” speaks (Sponsored by the CYO)

11120/1972 – The Sheboygan city budget meeting is held.

12/30-31/1972 – Jehovah Witness Convention

11/9/1973 – Professional Wrestling

1/28/1973 – Buccaneer Drill Team competition

2/12/1973 – Accent Drill Team competition (2,000 attend)

3/3/1973 – The Green Bay Packers vs. The Texas Cowgirls in exhibition basketball game, sponsored by Kiwanis Club

3/18/1973 – Professional Wrestling

3/24-25/1973 – Sports Show

4/14/1973 – Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show perform in concert.

4/4/1973 – The National Guard returns to the Armory after moving operations to Plymouth for two years.

5/4/1973 – Professional Wrestling

5/4/1973 – REO Speedwagon opened by Happy Day and Love Society performance

5/5/1973 – “Country Western Show” (sponsored by Policeman’s Benevolent Association)

5/18/1973 – Professional Wrestling

5/20/1973 – A very large flea market is held

5/24/1973 – The Holiday Hippodrome Circus

5/26/1973 – The Hollies, Muldoon and One Eyed Jacks perform in concert

6/2-3/1973 – Jehovah Witness Convention

7 /14/1973 – Canned Heat is booked to perform for this date. They cancel and REO Speedwagon is fills the bill.

7/2111973 – Frankie Yankovic and his orchestra

7 /29/1973 – “Country Music Circus” – A country music -wild west show

9/23/1973 – Kohler Company UAW employee labor contract vote is held

10/5-7/1973 – The Nicky Cruz Christian Crusade

10/28/1973 – Lutheran Reformation Sunday services

11/4/1973 – Professional Wrestling

11/12/1973 -The Annual city budget meeting is held

11/21–23/1973 – Wishbone Ash and REO Speedwagon play to a crowd estimated to be 5,000 (past capacity). Due to the behavior of the audience and damages to the premises, other than graduation parties, this is the last rock concert/ dance to be held at the Armory for a lengthy period.

1/3/1974 – Professional Wrestling

2/10/1974 -The Accents Drill Team holds a regional competition

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3/30/1974 – The Green Bay Packers vs. The Sheboygan Redskins reunion team in an exhibition basketball game.

4/27/1974 – Country Music Show (sponsored by Policeman’s Benevolent Association)

5/11/1974 – Scout-0-Rama (First held since 1968)

5/18/1974 – U.S. Army Field Band

6/6/197 4 – Combined North/South high school graduation is held at the Armory. 1,200 graduates and guests attend “casino” themed event

6/28/1974 – Dick Contino/ Horace Heidt talent competition

6/28/1974 – Professional Wrestling

9/30/1974 -UAW – Kohler Company labor contract ratification vote takes place. Contract is approved.

10/12/197 4 – The Lakeland College Men’s Basketball team plays the Danish National Team in exhibition game.

11 /10/1974 – Lakeland College Men’s Basketball team plays The Czech National team in exhibition game

11/29/1974 – Professional Wrestling returns to the Armory before 3,431 fans.

12/16/197 4 – Sheboygan city budget meeting is held

1/25/1975 – The Green Bay Packers vs. the Sheboygan Jaycees in exhibition basketball game.

2/7/1975 – Professional Wrestling

2/23/1975 – Accents Drill Team competition

3/1/1975 -The March of Dimes holds a 24 hour basketball marathon fundraiser.

317/1975 – Professional Wrestling

3/15/1975 – Buccaneer Drill Team competition

4/21/1975 -The 1975 regional Scout-o-Rama. 6,000 Scouts attend.

4/27/1975 – The Don Gibson Show with Sherry Bryce perform.

4/28/1975 – The Sheboygan County Deputies sponsor the Hippodrome Circus, 3,800 attend.

5/31/1975 – Meat Cutters and Butchers Union meeting is held. A venue of the size of the Armory is needed due to the potential closing of The Armour Leather plant.

6/29/1975 – Professional Wrestling

8/6/1975 – The Duke Ellington Orchestra performs in concert in front of a crowd of less than 500.

9/13/1975 – Evangelist Bob Harrington preaches to an audience of over 3,000 people.

10/11/1975 – Campus Life sponsors a Contemporary Christian concert featuring three bands.

10/21/1975 -The Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Development advises either to end deficit operation at the Armory, or raise the structure.

11/24/1975 – The Sheboygan City Budget meeting is held.

11130/1975 – The Harlem Globetrotters play/perform.

1/11/1976 – Professional Wrestling. A crowd of 2,278 attends.

3/1/1976 – The Accents Drill Team holds a competition

3/13 -14/1976 – Polka Festival

4/22-24/1976 – “Heritage Days,” a multi-event festival is planned to celebrate the cities history during the nation’s bicentennial year.

4/29/1976 – The Buccaneer Drill Team competition

5/3/1976 – Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass.

10/7/1976 – The U.S. Armed Forces combine to perform the bicentennial show “Bicentennial” before 4,000.

11/6/1976 – Campus Life sponsor a Christian youth event referred to as “Super Saturday.”

11/7/1976 – Professional Wrestling

11/11/1976 – Roy Orbison performs in concert.

11/22/1976 – The Sheboygan City Budget meeting is held.

12/111976 – Donkey Basketball

12/12/1976 -The Buccaneer drill team competition.

2/9/1977 – Golden Gloves Boxing

This list is a work in progress. We want it to stretch into 2200

ARMORYSHEBOYGAN

SHEBOYGAN PRESS EDITORIAL

JANUARY 14, 2014 LEAVE A COMMENT EDIT

“It might be tempting for the City of Sheboygan to throw in the towel and rid itself of the 72-year old Armory building. The Armory is, after all, in need of expensive repairs and there are those who argue its useful life is at an end. That kind of thinking is a mistake. The city should take a step back and thoroughly examine all of its options, particularly now that a citizen group has came forward in hopes of revitalizing the facility. The Armory Foundation wants to partner with the city to make the Armory a viable operation after Spaceport Sheboygan vacates the facility in February and moves to the South Pier District.

The options appear relatively clear:

1. Sell the Armory to a third party;

2. Raze the structure; or

3. Work with the Foundation to revitalize it.

History dictates that the city make every effort to exercise the third option before resorting to either of the other two. Generations of Sheboygan area residents have attended community events, festivals, or private and public gatherings at the Armory. It was home to the NBA’s oldest team, the former Sheboygan Red Skins, and was the site of many memorable North-South boys and girls basketball games over the years. Almost everyone in the greater Sheboygan County area hasan Armory story or cherished memory.They don’t make buildings like the Armory any more, and razing the structure would leave a gaping hole in the city’s historic footprint. We agree with Kirk Obear of the Armory Foundation that the Armory “is a unique structure that could not be replaced by modern construction methods.”

The bottom line may ultimately play a bigger role in decision making than history, however, and the economics of the situation also indicate the city should go slow. The city will realize economic benefits if the Foundation can engage its volunteer forces to make the Armory viable again.That will take a plan and time. The Foundation will have neither if the city makes a hasty decision to sell or demolish the Armory. Mayor Mike Vandersteen said he will meet with the Armory Foundation in the near future. That is a hopeful sign and indicates the city’s willingness to explore all options. The mayor is noncommittal at this point, but admits there is “a strong community attachment to the building.” He promises to “thoroughly explore” efforts to revitalize the Armory, also a good sign. The Common Council should take the same open-minded approach as it considers the intimate details of the matter, including several undisclosed proposals already submitted for the historic lakefront building.

We hope the Foundation is given an ample opportunity to be a player in the Armory negotiations. It has promised to seek grants, donations and volunteers to raise money for facility needs, along with helping to manage the Armory. Promises only go so far, however. We hope the Foundation garners the public support it needs to turn its vision into reality. The city, meanwhile, should afford it that chance.”

Sheboygan Press Editorial – January 11, 2014

 

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Sheboygan Fun

 

Attend the farmers market on Saturday and Wednesday during the summer months.

Go to the Library and put your feet in the fountain during a hot summer day.

Take a walk or run along the paved lakeshore path.

Take sailing lessons at the Sheboygan sailing center.

Go fishing off the pier or on the riverfront.

Get some friends together and go out on a charter fishing boat.

Walk to the lighthouse for some fresh air and exercise.

Go to the third floor of the Library where the magazines are, then go into the quiet room.  It is the quietest place in the city.

Visit the Coast Guard station. They have historic pictures and a new timeline wall.

Find a boat to crew on for the sailing races on Wednesday evenings, or just watch the races.

Go see the new Million Dollar Book Worm Gardens Project.  It is  built to spark kids interest in reading.  It is near UW Sheboygan.

Attend Jaycees Brat days,  Memorial day weekend, and the Labor day weekend events.

Check out some free movies and books at Mead, one of  the nicest libraries in the state

Take a bike ride around streets you never usually travel on.

Join one of the local Charity and service clubs.

Go take a walk on the beach after the city grooms it.

Take your motorcycle down to Roar on the Shore or just go check out the bikes.

Ride your bicycle through the alleys.  You will get a whole new view of the city.

Head down to South Pier or the Marina and watch the charter fisherman come in and clean their fish.  The bathroom facilities are also very nice there.

Rent a surfboard or kayak at EOS.

If you like surfing enough, try out the waves at the Jetty and South Pier. Wetsuit required!

Ride or walk along the 4.25 mile Sheboygan Urban Rec trail.

Take a ride, walk, or moped out to Kohler on the old plank road trail.

Take a windsurfing lesson at the youth sailing club.

Take your dog to the dog park near the power-plant. It is one of the nicest dog parks in the state

If it is warm enough go swimming at the power plant at night.  It is not toxic don’t worry, but the water is 95 degrees some days.

Take a break and relax at one of the friendly coffee shops in town.

Have some fun at the Tennis and basketball courts on the north and south side parks.

Enter a beach volleyball tournament, or just play for fun at North beach.

Take your dog or go for a hike along the Pigeon River.

Just sit in the sun on the beach.  The best days are west winds, which make flat water.

Soak in the views when the lake water is calm and aqua blue.  You can say to yourself, “This looks like Malibu”.

Watch the Kiteboarders on South Beach. Don’t get to close to the kites, they are very powerful.

Have a small bonfire on the beach and bring a picnic.  Just make sure to bring out what you brought in.

Go cross country skiing at Evergreen-Maywood during the daytime or under the lights.  If you don’t have skis, places rent them,  and the thrift stores have them.

Get a Pizza at II Ritrovo;  rated#1 pizza in Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sportsmen can Bow hunt carp at the power plant or test you accuracy with archery up the hill near Kiwanis park

Go ice skating on one of the two city ice rinks, not this year though,  no funding!

Try out a longboard skateboard along south pier or the bike path along north beach.

Go to the waterpark at Blue Harbor on a cold winter night for the cost of  the 10 dollar evening pass.

Take a canoe down the river, around the light house ,then out to north point if the water is calm.

Walk by the Armory and wonder what great events could be taking place inside of it.

Go swimming in the the Lake .  It is warm enough for two weeks out of the year in August.

Stop by the award wining John Michael Kohler Arts Center and check out what’s new. You can use the # 1 bathroom in the nation if nature calls.

If the lake is to cold, go swimming in the Jaycees Quarry park.

Try some fly fishing on the Pigeon river and the Sheboygan river.

Sit in, or walk through the mini water park at End park

Try our the states first disc golf course  and probably the most beautiful one at Vollrath Park.  It’s free and discs are there for sale for only 7 dollars each:  For all ages.

There is also an incredible Disc Golf  course at the Quarry.  It is open all year.

If you have a mountain bike, you can ride the trails at the Quarry.  They connect to outstanding trails in Evergreen park.   Every year one of the biggest mountain bike races in Wisconsin takes place there.

Pick up some free mulch at the city services building,  and drop off your lawn refuge

Take the safety intro and use the incredible fitness facilities at North and South High

School.  They also have a swimming pool.

Watch the women’s Olympic sailing team train all summer at the US Sailing Center.

Go the Green Room to see great bands.

Sign up for dance lessons or yoga,  Sheboygan has many options.

Put on a wetsuit and go snorkeling at North Point.

Go watch the Dairyland Surf Classic on labor-day weekend. Sheboygan is the fresh water surf capital of world.

Ride your bike or walk onto the rocky part of North Point.  It’s a neat feeling.

If you are down along North beach try out the all the workout stations along the path.

Check out the Jaycees annual Haunted House.

If you really want to test your stamina, run up and down Vollrath Bowl multiple times.

If its winter take your kids sledding there, or sled at night with the adults.

Go golfing at one of many regional courses.

You can also go sledding at Kiwanis Park.

Kiwanis park offers a great skate and bike park.  If you can’t use it,  just watch the kids, you will be surprised how skilled they are.

Try out Sheboygans largest hardroll and burger at Frankies.

If you like biking or walking, try the brick road along the river for a different perspective on Sheboygan.

If is makes you happy, join, attend, or help out at one of the cities many Churches.

Build a cardboard boat and race it in the Art Armada during the summer.

Walk inside the  Shepanie Weill center just to see how amazing it is inside or see a show there.

Get a skim board and try it out on the beach.

Check out the children’s museum in town. You will be impressed!

Go have a concert at the amphitheater in Fountain Park.  Maybe someone will come listen.

Get a skim board and try it out on the beach.

Check out the facilities at Maywood Park and walk the trails. They offer a lot for children.

Have a grill-out at any of the parks for free.

Check out the gallery nights and see what the local artists are making at the EBCO building

Go to Trilling and just look around at all the different stuff:  Great customer service!

Attend the October Fest at AL and Al’s.

Take a walk down the boardwalk and get a meal one  at one of the restaurants, or a coffee at Weather Center and watch the boats travel up and down the river.

Check out Johnny’s bike shop if you want to see what an old school bike shop looks like

Visit the thrift stores for some great deals.  Your money goes for a good cause.

Go ice skating or start playing adult hockey at Blue line on Sundays: all levels are welcome.

Join a summer softball bar league.

Walk by the Armory and imagine what great events could be taking place inside of it besides it being turned into a spaceport museum.

Check out the new building at Kings Park.

Try and find your favorite bench in the city, and go there often to watch the surroundings.

Ride the bus around town since no one else is on it.

Take your kids to story night on Wednesday at the library.

Sample the various bakeries and try to decide which hard roll you like the best.

Get some binoculars or a telescope and identify the giant freighters that go by.

Try the award wining wings at Legend Larrys.

Have breakfast for under $3.00 at Schulzs.

Watch or participate in the annual road bike races around downtown, and on 8th street .

Visit the Sheboyan historical museum, and take a walk under the old water tower.

Go to Urbane in the summer, and dine on the sidewalk or near the large open windows.

Go check out the lake during storm conditions and see its true power.

You can also go to  www.visitsheboygan.com for a full list of many more activities, dining experiences, and events.

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Spaceport

SHEBOYGAN STATE SPACEPORT

A new state Senate bill could make Wisconsin space shuttle launches a reality.

If signed by Gov. Jim Doyle, Senate Bill 352 could lead to the construction of a state spaceport to be located in Sheboygan.

“[SB 352] would create the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority, which will be a state authority that will look into the aerospace industry,” said Eric Schutt, spokesperson for bill author Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan.

Both the Senate and Assembly already passed the bill last month.

While Schutt said that a Sheboygan spaceport could “at some future date serve as a launch point for rocket plane trips,” he added that is not the intent of the bill.

Sheboygan Mayor Juan Perez said that while SB 352 may actually make the area able to have a space shuttle land or take off, he does not see that in the near future. His expectations of the bill, he said, are more realistic.

“The Sheboygan spaceport cannot but help Sheboygan and its economic development and in our efforts to help promote tourism,” Perez said. “It will [also] be a very useful project for our school district and local residents.”

Perez added that the spaceport would include a theater, planetarium, retail space, restaurant and museum — all things that “citizens of Sheboygan can be proud of and make full use of, too.”

Additionally, a spaceport would spur economic development in the Sheboygan area, Perez said.

There is wide support for the bill in Sheboygan. The project itself was unanimously approved by the city’s Common Council, Perez said.

SB 352 supporters also said its passage would not only help Sheboygan, but also the state of Wisconsin as a whole.

Businesses across the state have voiced strong support for the bill, Schutt said, adding the spaceport would help a wide variety of industries.

The bill, with its strong bipartisan support, is expected to be signed by the governor soon.

“The timeline hasn’t been set, but it will be within the next three weeks,” Doyle spokesperson Dan Leistikow said.

Leistikow added the bill would not cost the state or taxpayers any additional money, but would simply allow the Sheboygan Spaceport Authority to set up a board of directors to oversee the process.

Wisconsin would then be eligible for federal assistance to finance the Sheboygan spaceport, which will also be funded by fundraising.

“It helps [Wisconsin] to get federal support for some of the ongoing efforts that have been in Sheboygan for the last few years,” Schutt said, citing Sheboygan’s effort to develop a space education center in the city’s downtown area.

According to Leistikow, Doyle sees the development of a spaceport as a novel idea that will bring more attention to Sheboygan and ultimately Wisconsin.

The complex is expected to cost $15.5 million and will be placed where the Sheboygan Armory currently stands, according to a release from Leibham. The opening is planned for March 2008.

“It makes this area here one of the first areas [in the Midwest] to have this type of facility,” Perez said.

 

CANADIAN TEACHERS FUNDING AMERICAN ROCKETS

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Canadian Teachers Funding American Rockets
The December 11th, 2010 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online article “Financial meltdown scuttles dreams of Green Bay’s rocket man” tells the story of businessman George French, who almost succeeded in turning his private dream of going to space into direct competition with Space Exploration Technologies (Space-X) for a series of lucrative government contracts to supply the International Space Station (ISS).According to the article, “French enlisted a high-tech investment bank to help raise the serious capital and secured commitments, he said, for more than $300 million, much of it from a Canadian teachers’ pension fund.” 

Say again? An unnamed Canadian teachers pension fund investing serious money in an American space focused start-up?

Mmm…

The article tells the story of Rocketplane, an Oklahoma based, space tourism start-up incorporated in 2001 under founder and CEO French, using his own funds and Oklahoma state law provisions allowing the company to claim and then resell state approved tax credits as a qualified space transportation provider in order to raise money

French initially envisioned building an aircraft, rocket hybrid that would send passengers more than 330,000 feet (100 km) above the Earth. Rocketplane was an early competitor for the Ansarii X-Prize which was eventually won by the Burt Rutan designed SpaceShipOne.

But Rocketplane eventually needed to branch out.

In 2006, after failing to win the X-Prize, the company purchased Kistler Aerospace Corp., which had just gone through bankruptcy but possessed a potential design for a reusable orbital rocket, the K-1. The combined company then used the orbital rocket design as a basis for a winning bid to develop crew and cargo launch services, as part of the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, for theInternational Space Station.

The COTS contract shook loose some seed money, but according to the article “it was nowhere near the hundreds of millions the company needed to build and launch the K-1.”

But it did include substantial amounts from the unnamed Canadian teachers pension fund.

However, according to the article, the teachers money wasn’t enough and the sub-prime mortgage crisis turned Wall Street cold on raising further funds. NASA, after twice postponing a deadline for Rocketplane to show a bank balance sufficient to complete the project, canceled the contract and went with Space-X.

The various entities which made up Rocketplane slowly went bankrupt or shut down with the final component (Rocketplane Kistler) sliding into bankruptcy protection on June 15th, 2010.

The article makes no mention about whether the unnamed Canadian teachers pension fund ever got it’s money back, but budding Canadian entrepreneurs should take note that sometimes, staid institutional investors just might put money in projects, even when they are just a little bit “out of this world.”

Why do we care, this is the impetus for Spaceport Sheboygan AKA the possible end of the Sheboygan Armory.

BRATWURST CHEESEHEADS AND… ROCKET SHIPS?

Bratwurst and cheeseheads and… rocket ships?

by Eric R. Hedman
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

“For people familiar with Sheboygan, Wisconsin, space launches are not the first thing that comes to mind. In America’s Dairyland, the Sheboygan area is known for great bratwurst (I can personally attest to that), quality plumbing fixtures with “The Bold Look”, world-class golf courses that include Black Wolf Run and Whistling Straights (the home of the 2005 PGA Championship), and a beautiful shoreline and harbor on Lake Michigan. Neither the city of Sheboygan nor the state of Wisconsin, with the possible exception of the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, are known for being a hotbed of aerospace activity. So why would Sheboygan become a site for suborbital tourist flights? I went to Sheboygan to meet the people behind the Sheboygan Spaceport project to find out why. I met with James A. Testwuide, a member of the Sheboygan Development Corporation board, and State Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan at the Sheboygan Armory, the future site of the Great Lakes Aerospace Science & Education Center at Spaceport Sheboygan.

Sheboygan has one feature that is unique in the Midwest. Just to the east of Sheboygan, out over Lake Michigan, is a large area of restricted airspace that makes it suitable for space launches. The airspace is free of regular airline traffic and is used for training by Air National Guard units. Being over a very large lake, it has a huge area for debris to fall in case of an accident without risking many people. The risk, while low, is not zero because of boating and commercial shipping on the lake. The risk to the public is probably the lowest of any area in the Midwest.

Just to the east of Sheboygan, out over Lake Michigan, is a large area of restricted airspace that makes it suitable for space launches.

The first part of the Sheboygan Spaceport project is the Great Lakes Aerospace Science & Education Center (GLASEC), an educational center focusing on space exploration. The Sheboygan Development Corporation has put together plans for remodeling the historic Municipal Auditorium and Armory. The plans include adding an IMAX theater/planetarium, an astronaut hall of fame, space exhibits, and related exhibits. Focusing heavily on education, the center will offer space mission simulations that include a mission control center and flight simulators. It will also be home for the Rockets for Schools program. The Sheboygan Development Corporation developed a promotional video about GLASEC, featuring retired astronaut Mark Lee, a Wisconsin native. A 3-D virtual tour of the proposed facility can be found at www.spaceportsheboygan.com.

The Armory is an interesting building with quite a history. Built in 1941, it was the home of the Sheboygan Redskins professional basketball team that was in the NBA for one season (1949–50) before the franchise folded. Red Auerbach, the legendary coach of the Boston Celtics, hated the place. It was also, until a few years ago, where the Sheboygan high schools played their basketball games. It is in outstanding condition with no significant structural problems.

I was given a tour of the building with an explanation of what would go where. They have a fairly detailed plan of what they want to build. The three main goals of the GLASEC, taken directly from their promotional literature are as follows:

  • Advance educational opportunity in the Midwest, specifically in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering, robotics, and aerospace;
  • Expand the State of Wisconsin’s economic position in the field of aerospace technology and commercial space travel;
  • Develop further entertainment and tourism opportunity in Wisconsin.

The long-term goal is to actually offer commercial suborbital space tourism flights from Sheboygan. The state of Wisconsin passed legislation in 2006 creating the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority. The WAA’s mission is to develop a spaceport in Sheboygan.

I asked Senator Leibham and James Testwuide how they came up with the idea for a spaceport. They told me that idea was spawned when George French of Rocketplane Kistler looked into the possibility of launching in the area because of the several thousand square miles of restricted airspace just offshore in Lake Michigan. The idea grew from this contact.

Two years ago at the EAA convention in Oshkosh I asked Mike Melvill, one of the pilots of SpaceShipOne, if they had considered space launches from Oshkosh. He told me that they had looked into it, but it was impractical because of the enormous amount of restricted airspace that would be required. Being close to Chicago, it would be impossible to divert commercial traffic for the time they need. Sheboygan doesn’t have that problem. The answer might be a short trip to the east.

Several states are promoting building spaceports, but likely only some of them will succeed. I asked Leibham and Testwuide why they think they can create a successful spaceport in Sheboygan. They told me that with the price of the upcoming flights, it would for now be mostly the well-to-do that could afford the trips. These people would for the most part want a complete high-end experience to go along with the flight. Sheboygan has many of these extras in close proximity. The area has some of the best resorts and golf courses in the United States. A few miles away in Elkhart Lake is the Road America race course. Sport fishing on Lake Michigan for trout, salmon, and other prized game fish is always an interesting activity. A short drive to the west is Oshkosh and the home of the Experimental Aircraft Association. The area already draws the type of people that may be interested and can afford the experience. The other ingredient, in my personal opinion, is that the idea needs a person or group behind the idea as a relentless driving force.

If this eventually leads to a true spaceport, the Sheboygan area and Wisconsin will get a significant economic kick and may someday be known for more than just bratwurst and cheeseheads.

Actual launches into space for tourism purposes won’t happen in the near future. The idea is to eventually have launches using horizontal takeoff vehicles. There are no plans for vertical launches. The facilities, though, are not yet in place for even any runway-based vehicles. The runway at the Sheboygan County Airport would have to be extended to handle vehicles like Rocketplane’s modified Learjet or Scaled Composites’ SpaceShipTwo. Infrastructure to support the flight vehicles would also have to be put in place. They currently do not have any firm commitments from any company planning to provide launch services to offer any flights in the Sheboygan area.

The first step of the project is to convert the old armory into the Great Lakes Aerospace Science & Education Center. The plans are impressive for this first bold step. The team seems to be in place to push this step through to fruition. Whether or not further steps are taken that lead to space launches, the GLASEC has the potential to provide an educational experience that students won’t quickly forget. If this eventually leads to a true spaceport, the Sheboygan area and Wisconsin will get a significant economic kick and may someday be known for more than just bratwurst and cheese heads.”


Eric R. Hedman (ehedman@ldcglobal.com) is the chief technology officer of Logic Design Corporation.

 

 

 

Spaceport Sheboygan is leaving the Armory for what they call a better building. We agree to disagree, our claim, The Armory is , was, and always will be a better building.

We love the former triple play building, It’s really nice, yet, we believe, as did the good folks at Spaceport that the Armory is the best building in Sheboygan.

A timeline of spaceport will be added soon, for now, enjoy what the inter wens has to say about it.

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upper bleachersThe future could use a great bunch of people to make it happen. The Armory may be old, but it’s still got it. It’s like a time capsule of Sheboygan greatness. It’s not broke, it’s perfect for Sheboyganites of all shapes and sizes. The perfect place for a Rocky Knoll Opera!

The Armory is a Municipal, Multipurpose, Multi-generational and Multicultural Facility

 

Future Event Possibilities

 

The Armory is a Municipal, Multipurpose, Multi-generational and Multicultural Facility

 

Winter food truck nights on Monday in the parking lot Eat inside with music or entertainment

 

Lakeland College  basketball games

 

North/South game

 

Hmong New year  Returns

 

Indoor Firing Range Open to the Public

 

National Touring Concert destination  between Milwaukee and Green Bay “Just imagine, live at the Armory”

 

Weddings

 

Reunions

 

 

Bingo Nights summertime

 

High School Dances

 

Charity events

 

Fashion shows

 

Military Welcoming

 

 

Indoor Sailboat shows/clinics

 

National bike and skate tours

 

Golden glove boxing

 

Toy shows

 

Meet the candidates

Local, state and Federal meet and Greets and Rallies, Debates

 

Nationally Televised ESPN sponsored NCAA basketball game  in the oldest NBA stadium in the U.S.  Madison vs. Marquette  Throw back game  $150 to $250  per Ticket.

 

Gus Macker Finals

 

Deland  event overflow for rained out events

 

Musical

Open Mic night

 

Jazz nights

 

Vintage motorcycle swap meet

 

Two Wheel Tuesdays in the parking lot  for Bikes and Motorcycles

 

Art events

 

Live Broadcast

 

Open Mic night

 

Plays

 

Polar bear Rally and Sign up

 

Iron chef Sheboygan competition

 

Winter farmers market

 

Independent film nights

 

High School Sectional events for volleyball, basketball

 

Surf and paddle show

 

Meet the packers fundraiser

 

 

Charity rummage

 

Traveling Circus

 

Make /High Tech shop in the basement

 

Gun shows, Auctions, and Safety Training

 

Independent film nights

 

Local Skate show

 

Gaming night LAN competition

 

Harlem globetrotters

 

Summer sports clinics

 

Athletic camps

 

High school band competitions

Coin and Stamp Show

Fishing show for the  Charter fishing capital of the Great Lakes

Finals for Coho derby

 

Possible Armory cafe upstairs serving the worlds best grilled cheese

 

Chamber of commerce meetings Events

 

Sheboygan Builders association annual event

 

American idol tryouts

 

Talent shows

 

Model Train show

 

Kiteboarding convention King of the Great Lakes Spring competition and Festival

 

Boat shows

 

Ballroom dance lessons

 

Green Bay Packers live Projection Pot Lucks

 

3D film nights

 

Parkour night

 

Used Music swap meet

 

Charter School Events

 

Sheboygan chili cook-off

 

Graduation indoors

 

Clearance for touring Charter buses in Basement

 

Home brew Fest

 

Auctions

 

Open gym nights

 

Open Mic nights for comedians

 

Job fairs

 

Inventors convention

 

Hi tech trade shows

 

Senior events

 

Meals on wheels benefit

 

Summer morning Group fitness

 

Power lifting competitions

 

SheboyganTriathlon  main event  station.

 

Sheboygan’s Strongest man competition

 

Dog show

 

Country Jam

 

Sportsman show

 

Extreme sports competition

 

Seasonal Decade themed events

40’s 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s

“80’s night at the Armory”

“Sock Hop”

 

Silent sports swap meet

 

Indoor Velodrome bike races

 

Roller derby

 

Indoor Golf putting competition

 

Commercial Kitchen rentals

 

Arts vs Craft fair

 

Bluegrass Fest

 

Who’s got talent in Sheboygan youth and adult  competition

 

 

Renaissance days

 

Kids concerts

 

Laser tag night

 

Annual Cinco de Mayo party

 

 

U.S. First   High School robotics competition

 

Pit stations in the basement

 

Free wi fi

 

Monthly Vintage car shows in summer Monthly parking lot                                                                                       

 

 

Oktoberfest

 

Marina annual party

 

Art armada pre night boat display

Pro Bono Events

Blood drives

 

Food drives

 

Cancer  Fundraisers

 

Clothes drives

 

Snay days

 

School Events discounted daily Rate

 

Open gym nights

 

Secret Santa for the needy

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War on the Shore

Eight years and counting now since the greatest high school rivalry game has been played. That energy can never be duplicated, unless it is played once again on neutral ground.

Lets get ready to RUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMNBBBBLLLEE  Starts at  28:40


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The Armory Foundation

Vision Statement:
The Sheboygan Armory is  one of Sheboygan’s Jewels, this Works Progress Administration gift to the Citizens of Sheboygan is an  asset that we cannot afford to lose. It will pay for itself for generations to come both financially and culturally.

Mission Statement:

Preserve – Improve – Enjoy

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A movement is starting.  . The Armory is the gift that can keep giving. The Armory foundation is  a Non Profit 501c all volunteer organization dedicated to returning it to the citizens of Sheboygan.

The Armory Foundation would like to assume the responsibility for the scheduling of all events, Getting the building on the historical register and restoring it to its historical beauty and prestige.

Ask any citizen of Sheboygan if they have positive memories of the Armory and the answer is a definite yes.

Contact anytime.

 Collin Kachel

collinkachel@charter.net    (815-341-3526)

Jason Peters

shevegas@att.net

Mike Brunette

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Sheboygan-Municipal-Auditorium-and-Armory“I want everybody in Sheboygan to feel like they own me, because you do. Just remember, I have 50,000 owners.”

Aimee Mann – Save Me

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  1. I Think i have a great idea for this wonderful building, however it will take some work and planning. I am very interested in meeting with someone in reguards to my idea, i feel this will not only save the Armory, it will keep it open and full of visiters for years to come. My Break dancing group of the early 80’s DOWNTOWN EXPRESS did a show for a child who had cancer. it was called a day for AUGY to raise money. We did very well along with several bands and such. if anyone is interest in hearing about my idea, please contact me by e-mail. i would love to share this. We Need to save the ARMORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Come on first basket ball in u.s get real sheboygan. U keep ta king down historical buildings and leave ing nothing for are children

  3. After reading the long list of entertainment we’ve enjoyed at our Armory over the years…..it brought back a lot of memories (all good). Hope we can save our Armory…..it has been so much a part of our great city.

  4. I am a licensed MMA Promoter in WI/ “Fight For A Cause”. I have promoted several events in Sheboygan, Racine, Edgerton, and soon Madison. I have just been appointed to the Board of Directors for Team USA Pankration. This team will be competing in Russia this Fall. I have settled in Sheboygan County to raise my family. I would like to discuss holding events at the armory. This can be any type of event from MMA to Boxing to Pankration. I also have access to bring other events. I would like to help save this historical and awesome building. Please contact me.
    Keith Kesick “Fight For A Cause”

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Sheboygan’s City Administrator says the Armory will only cost $180,000 to demo. The reality is, reinforced concrete demo is expensive and makes wrecking balls bounce a lot. The Rock Island, Il Armory cost $738,000 to demo it is almost identical in construction and size to the Sheboygan Armory.
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“If the Spaceport has so much money, yet keep complaining about the condition of the Armory why don’t they purchase the Triple Play building? It’s  cheaper and goes along with the tourist theme for South Pier. Leave everything on the North Side of the River alone. This turf belongs to the Working Class Heros.”

Yes, we said this years ago, not trying to be mean, more like frustrated, and trying to help.

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