The Kohler Foundation was instrumental in the restoration of the Old Wade House in Greenbush, a 19th Century stagecoach stop halfway between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac. Today, Wade House is a Wisconsin Historic Site and it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the last 40 years, the foundation has worked to preserve folk art, the work of self-taught artisans, and works of little known artists. Initial efforts were concentrated in Wisconsin, such as the Wisconsin Concrete Park, Prairie Moon, and more recently, the Mary Nohl L. Art Environment, one of the most endangered sites in Wisconsin. The foundation has expanded the outreach to self-taught artisan environments in Louisiana, Kansas, Ohio, Maine, Georgia and North Carolina.
For more about the Kohler Foundation and its efforts, visit the website of the Kohler Foundation, Inc. Several sites aided by the Kohler Foundation, and documented here, are listed below.
J.R. Manning 2019