How to Donate

Make Donation to: 
Preserve the Water Tower Fund
C/O Village of Oregon/Preserve the Water Tower Fund
117 Spring Street
Oregon, WI  53575

For More Information

Randy Glysch
Friends of the Historic Oregon Water Tower
898 Leeward Ln
Oregon, WI  53575
(608) 291-0648


The Tin Man has become a Village Icon

A week doesn't go by that I get stopped and folks within the community mention the Tin Man.  How it looks so great all lite up at night, or how they can see it as they come into the Village.  Our Tin Man has Led Lights all the way around the catwalk, and up lights on each leg.  The restoration of our Tin Man has created some national new in a historic preservation magazine, and the video we did when we first lit the Tin Man, was seen by a community in Nebraska, who used the video to save their own Tin Man.  The Tin Man has become a cherished Village Icon.






We Did It! The Finale is About to Happen!

Next Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, at or about 8:30 p.m., the newly restored and repainted Tin Man will finally be lit for all to see.  After the Community Band Concert in Triangle Park, we will have a short program and then light the Tin Man.  The new lighting consists of 12 led lights around the entire catwalk, and a led light on each leg shining up to the botton of the tank.  Free cookies from HyVee, lemonade donated from Bill's Food, and Ice Cream cones will be provided.  There will also be glow sticks for the kids.  Come and join us for this important historic occasion.  This project has been years in the making.  Questions:  Randy Glysch, (608) 291-0648,  Come and join the celebration on Tuesday, June 6th, at 8:30 p.m.





Taking a Stroll Through the Past

Have you ever wondered about the Village of Oregon's past?  We are holding the first ever Oregon Historic Walking Tour.  We'll start at the newly restored Oregon Welcome Center on Satuday, September 24th, from 11-Noon.

We'll walk, talk, and learn about the historic buildings that grace our beautiful downtown.  As part of the tour, we'll stop by the Chocolate Caper and try some of their delicious homemade chocolate.  Learn about the 1899 Pump House and Tin Man Water Tower, the Badger Bicycle Shop, and more.

We'll start promptly at 11 am. at the Welcome Center, 134 Janesville Street.

Tour lasts 1 hour, wear comfortable shoes.


Village of Oregon Residents and Businesses are the BEST

What a great feeling when your decide to take the lead on a community project such as the restoration of a 1899 Pump House and Water Tower, and you ask for  help, the people and businesses of your community asked you "How Can I Help."  I often will be given the credit for getting our 1899 Pump House fully restored and for becoming the Village of Oregon Welcome Center, and for then leading the charge in getting our historic Water Tower restored and repainted in 2016, but I've been so fortunate to live in a Village where residents and local businesses owners take pride in a place we call home.  I've met so many wonderful people who gave money and in-kind support to this Community Project.  

I'm very proud to call the Village of Oregon, Wisconsin, HOME!

Randy Glysch


Village Cub Scouts to Visit Historic Pump House

On Monday, February 8th, 2016, the Village of Oregon Cub Scout Troop 350 will visit the Historic Pump House/Welcome Center & Water Tower to learn about the history of the Pump House and Water Tower, and it's significance to the history of the Village of Oregon.