Trails Open at Crossroads during Thanksgiving Holiday

The Collins Leaning Center will be closed over the Thanksgiving holidays, but the trails will be open for those who want to be blessed by beauty of nature this time of year.

On Nov. 27, take part in the lecture “Red Squirrels and their Harvest Homes” at 2 pm. A traditional Thanksgiving hymn describes a harvest home: “All is safely gathered in…ere the winter storms begin.” That is certainly true of Red Squirrels. This 40-minute presentation is appropriate for all ages and will be presented in the Lower Level Learning Space of the Collins Learning Center. This program is free and open to the public.

On Nov. 28 at 2 pm, Wisconsin’s Nazi Resistance: The Mildred Fish-Harnack Story will be screened at the Collins Learning Center. Every school calendar in the state lists the 16th of September as Mildred-Fish Harnack Day. Why? Wisconsin Public Television produced a remarkable documentary about this Milwaukee-born, University of Wisconsin graduate and her role in Hitler’s Germany. The screening is free and open to the public.

The Collins Learning Center will be closed Nov. 23 – 25. The trails of all three preserves will be open; hunting is not permitted. Normal business hours during November and December are 2 – 4 pm. For more information visit

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