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


Free Root Beer Floats at Open House - August 10th

With the new landscaping now complete, it's time to celebrate with an Open House, on Sunday, August 10th, from 1-3 p.m.  How about a free Root Beer Float to go with that Open House?  The Pump House, or soon to be new Oregon Welcome Center will be open for tours.  Come and see what a little great landscaping has done to the grounds, and get a free Root Beer Float.  We'll also have a fully restored 1956 Lincoln Capri to look at and admire.

Come and support this special Village of Oregon Community Project!



Stop By and See New Landscaping at Pump House

It's been a busy week, but all the landscaping at the Pump House is finished.  I have to thank Winterland Nursery, The Flower Factory, and Kopke's for all the plants they donated for the project.  We estimated we planted over 70 new plants.  I also have to thank Anne Michels and her church group who came on Sunday to help finish moving the 10 yards of stone mulch.  Most of all, as of today (7/1), Moyer's Landscape finished installing the terrific brick paver edging around the landscaping, thank you Jeff Moyer for donating all the materials and labor to complete this task, it looks terrific.  The new bench in the bed by the tree was donated by the family of a couple who called Oregon their home before they passed away, it's very comfortable, and a perfect addition to the gardens.  Lastly, a big thanks to Bill Kunzelman who planted most of the plants in the new gardens.

Many people stopped by while we were working to tell us how nice everything looked, and what a difference a little landscaping can make.  We appreciate the kind words by all who stopped to comment.

Please stop by and marvel at how the landscaping has created a new beautiful community space for all to enjoy.


Dates Set for Pump House/Welcome Center Landscaping

June 21st and June 28th at 9 am at the Pump House/New Welcome Center are set to install the new landscaping around the building.  One Saturday, June 21st at 9 am, the soil will be prepared for the plants.  We'll also put down weed barrier.

On Saturday, June 28th, at 9 am, this is when the Pump House/Welcome Center will be transformed with many new plants and shrubs and stone mulch.  The new donated bench will also be installed.

For more information, call Randy Glysch at (608) 291-0648.


Engraved Brick Paver Fundraiser Launched

We also launched our Engraved Paver fundraiser this week with a display and order forms at the Firefly.  These engraved pavers for purchase will grace the new walkway up to the Welcome Center.  We have 2 sizes available, 8" x 8" paver for $150, and a 8" x 16" paver for $275.  All paver purchases are tax deductible.  An order form can be downloaded and printed from this website on the home page.  


Gorman & Company Pledge $5,000 Worth of Materials and Labor to Pump House Restoration

More good news for the Pump House restoration.  This week Gary Gorman from Gorman & Company, committed his company to providing some carpentry work to the inside of the Pump House, or future Welcome Center.  Randy Glysch met this week with Gorman & Company's Bruce Ramos, who the General Field Superintendent for Gorman & Company.  Gorman & Company has pledged to install a new wainscoating (also called beadboard) ceiling in both the front and back room.  They will also repair the stairs that lead down to the basement of the building, and design and install a new downstairs door.  There is a steel beam that runs through the building, which supports the water tower that stands over the Pump House building, Gorman & Company will encase the steel beam in wood and create steps to step over the beam that leads to the back room. With materials and labor, these improvements will cost $5,000.  This $5,000 contribution of materials and labor will be added to the cash funds raised thus far, bringing the total funds raised thus far to $17,810.