Howards Grove Area Progress briefs 2015
Stepping back in history

Established in 1857, Franklin Haus Village Hall, Tavern & Market is complemented by a scenic Sheboygan River view.

From the “spring” dance floor hall with original lighted German immigrant well, to the smoke-free gilded tavern with 10 local brews on tap, and a large selection of Wisconsin wines to sip, people can relax and slow their pace.

Family, business and community events are welcome in the historic setting.

In addition to featuring Wisconsin food products, Franklin Haus offers locally made artisan goods. A growing selection of hand-crafted products includes caramel corn, honey, sorghum, CDs, candles, ethnic and local history books, cards, gift bags, and much more. Recently introduced are Franklin Haus brats which are 85 percent lean. With special spices and no preservatives, these brats are prepared and packaged by Miesfelds.

Franklin Haus is nestled between Howards Grove and Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County at the Sheboygan River in the village of Franklin. The address is N8133 Franklin Rd., Plymouth.

C. A. Rittenhouse is the proprietor of Franklin Haus. For more information call (920) 565-2565; e-mail;or check out Haus is open Fridays through Sundays from 3 p. m. to close. Call to book meetings, parties, weddings, etc. Tour buses and groups are invited. The dance hall can accommodate up to 200 people.