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New Glarus to Celebrate Wilhelm Tell and Art in the Park This Weekend


September 1, 2022

This weekend is the annual Wilhelm Tell Festival and Art in the Park in New Glarus. After a two-year hiatus, everyone is excited to have them back.

Inspired by the vision of Edwin Barlow, a world traveler of the early 1900′s with New Glarus roots, the Wilhelm Tell Play has been presented annually on Labor Day Weekend since 1938. For the first three years, the play was performed in German only. The English production was staged for the first time in 1941.

For the first years of production, the performances were held at Elmer’s Grove, immediately to the east of the village of New Glaru...

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