The village of Fredonia lies between Hwy. 57 and the Milwaukee
River on County Hwy. H. Nestled within its rolling hills, a variety of
architecture can be found from the 1800s to the present, housing a
population of 2,200 friendly residents.
seeds of the village were planted in 1872, when the area, formerly known
as Stony Creek, was donated by Peter Martin and Peter Paulus to the
Milwaukee and Northern Railway Corporation for the railroad tracks and a
depot. The name Fredonia, which means "free gifts" or "the land where
things are done freely," was chosen.
Today, Fredonia is a thriving community sporting an
industrial park, fine school system, new home developments, and the
rural charm of yesteryear. Come visit and enjoy a relaxing day in
Fredonia or one of our many interesting events.
Hill School, in the Town of Fredonia (Waubeka area), is the "Birthplace
of National Flag Day". This is just north of Ozaukee County Pioneer
Village, on Hwy. I, and is a great part of the tourist loop.
Waubeka is home to the National Flag Day Foundation
Americanism Center. The Center’s 13,000 square foot building sits on
fifteen acres of land. The Center offers the Avenue of Flags, which
displays all 27 star configurations of The American Flag, a
commemorative outdoor courtyard and a full museum featuring military and
museum includes a room devoted to Bernard J. Cigrand, the Father of Flag
Day. The museum is open on the third Sunday of each month from 1-4 p.m.
or by appointment.
The National Flag Day Foundation is a nonprofit organization which
teaches Americanism. The Foundation hosts several events each year.
Don’t miss the main event – the National Observance of Flag Day held the
second Sunday in June. The observance includes a program at the Cigrand
Memorial in Waubeka, a 100 unit parade, family day with music,
refreshments and activities and fireworks at the Americanism Center. The
Foundation also holds a Valentine Dinner & Auction event.
Enjoy Waubeka’s rich history anytime by walking, driving or biking the
self guided Chief Waubeka Trail.
Visit the National Flag Day Foundation web site to learn
more or book a museum tour at
For more information on the area, call the