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The Kohler Experience: A Family, A Company, An Amazing Community (Program 2074)

Founded in 1873, the Kohler Company has grown from making farm implements and bathtubs to a world-renowned example of American product design and innovation. In 1912, the company moved its headquarters out of Sheboygan to the rural land to the west and founded the Village of Kohler. The first planned community in the Midwest, Kohler has been a smashing success — a thriving community, a masterpiece of landscape architecture and a grand golf and spa destination. Take field trips to the Kohler Factory, the Waelderhaus Museum and the John Michael Kohler Art Center, hear from an artist-in-residence and experience Kohler through the eyes of locals.

Highlights

• Experience old-world hospitality at the five-star American Club Resort and delve into the history of the Village of Kohler and its 50-year master plan.
• Learn more about the lives of the early immigrant craftsmen and their desire to become American citizens.
• Go behind the scenes of the Kohler Factory and Design Center to see how plumbing fixtures are made.

Dates of Program: July 2-6, 2015, October 25-29, 2015

The American Club: where village charm meets old-world elegance. What once provided housing and meals for immigrant employees who could not afford housing, today The American Club is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular quality experience room by room.

Learn more about The American Club HERE

The Village is conveniently situated two-thirds mile west of Interstate 43 in east central Wisconsin. Transportation from airports in nearby cities can easily be arranged. Kohler is located one hour north of Milwaukee (60 miles), one hour south of Green Bay (60 miles) and two hours north of Chicago (140 miles).

Nearest Airports

General Mitchell International (MKE) – Milwaukee, WI

O’Hare International (ORD) – Chicago, IL

Austin Straubel International (GRB) – Green Bay, WI

Visit the American Club website for help with directions.