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Celebrating Milestones

1/15/2020 - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

History
DeBerge's
Kenosha County Fair
Kenosha Kingfish at Simmons Field
Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, Music Director/Conductor Dr. Robert G. Hasty
Tenuta’s Delicatessen
Kenosha Electric Streetcar - Cincinnati, Ohio car, HarborPark

We hope to see you in the Kenosha Area this year. Please join us in celebrating these milestones:

130 years — DeBerge’s Framing and Gallery. Established in 1890, Henry W. DeBerge’s great-granddaughters now run the shop.

100 years — Kenosha County Fair. The Centennial Celebration will be part of this year’s fair Aug. 19-23.

100 years — Simmons Field. Many baseball players have played here since 1920, including the Kenosha Kingfish team since 2014. Company teams, little leagues, and amateur leagues, as well as high school and college teams have played here. Teams such as the Kenosha Twins, Kenosha Kings, Kenosha Chiefs, Kenosha Kroakers, and Kenosha Mammoths have called Simmons Field home – as have the Kenosha Comets, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League team. Green Bay Packers players and the pop group NSync have played charity softball games here.

90 years — Kenosha YMCA. Automaker Charles Nash and his wife were instrumental in the formation of the Kenosha YMCA in 1930.

80 years — Kenosha Symphony Orchestra. The organization was established in 1940, with the help of the City of Kenosha’s recreation department.

70 years — Tenuta’s Delicatessen. In 1920, John N. Tenuta left Italy to seek his fortune in the United States. He opened the old-fashioned Italian deli on April 1, 1950. Today, the third generation runs the shop.

70 years — Kenosha Art Association. In existence since 1950, this organization is dedicated to art enrichment in the community.

20 years — Kenosha’s Electric Streetcars. In June 2000, streetcar service returned to Kenosha. Streetcars originally operated in Kenosha from 1903 to 1932.

10 years — Southport Light Station Museum. After years of extensive remodeling and renovation, the 1867 Light Station keeper’s house opened in May 2010 as a maritime museum, paired with the 1866 Southport Lighthouse that’s open for tower climbs. Both features are open seasonally.

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

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