FISH CREEK, Wis. – Visitors to Peninsula State Park on August 2 and 3 can see a restored 1931 Model A wood-sided station wagon that was a fixture of a girl’s summer camp that was located on Peninsula State Park’s grounds from 1916 to 1948.
Camp Meenahga girls pose in the woody station wagon, circa 1944. The restored wagon will be on display Aug. 2-3 at the park. Photo Credit: Barbara Becker Glass. Meenahga Collection: Peninsula State Park Archives.
Affectionately known as the “Camp Meenahga Woody,” the station wagon is being displayed as part of the 100th anniversary of the camp. It was recently restored by its owner Gene Rosera, who operates ACAR Restorations in Reedsville, and Bob LeMieux of Green Bay, who had previously restored his own 1931 woody.
The Camp Meenahga woody station wagon will be on display in a tent that will be set up in the Eagle Terrace Picnic Area of Peninsula State Park on August 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This display is free and open to the public, but a state park vehicle sticker is required. In the event of sever weather, this display will be cancelled. To confirm the display is open or for additional information contact the Nature Center at 920-854-5976.
More information about how it was determined this is the original “Camp Meenahga Woody,” and about the camp is available in the “Back in the day” feature in the June issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. For more information about Peninsula State Park, search the Department of Natural Resources website for keyword “Peninsula.”