• Ben Hiles - Ruth DeYoung Kohler Scholar    2018

    Ben Hiles - Ruth DeYoung Kohler Scholar 2018

  • Clipper City Chordsmen

    Clipper City Chordsmen

  • Sadarri and Co

    Sadarri and Co

  • Fever River Puppeteers

    Fever River Puppeteers

Waelderhaus Events


Please join us for Arts at the Waelderhaus, a series of intimate performances at the historic “house in the woods” on select Sundays in 2019.  Our performances for 2019 are listed below.

Admission is free and no tickets are necessary.  Reservations are encouraged due to limited capacity.

Please call the Waelderhaus at 920-453-2851 to reserve your seat, or e-mail, kohlerfoundation@kohler.com.


  Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

   Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.:  Ben Hiles, saxophonist, with pianist Nick Towns and saxophonist Melanie Shefchik

 Ben Hiles is a 2018 Recipient of the Ruth DeYoung Kohler Scholarship for Artistic Excellence and a graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School.  Ben is currently a freshman at Lawrence University, where he is earning his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Saxophone Performance.  Ben performs in the saxophone section of the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, a saxophone duo, two saxophone quartets, and the Lawrence University Saxophone Ensemble.  In his recital at Waelderhaus, Ben will be performing with Nick Towns – a collaborative pianist on the staff of Lawrence University, and Melanie Shefchik, who is also a freshman saxophonist at Lawrence University.

Kohler Waelderhaus Rack Card final back




Hansel and Gretel popularized gingerbread houses by discovering a house in the forest made entirely of bread and sugar. Beginning Friday, November 29rd and continuing through December 30th, Waelderhaus, the historic “house in the woods” in Kohler will treat families to holiday music and dozens of sugary creations on display at the 23rd Annual Gingerbread Festival.

More than 8,000 attendees will enjoy extended hours and weekly musical performances, and vote on their favorite hand-crafted gingerbread houses, sculptures and original handiworks created by local schools and community groups.

Classroom and community organizations whose sweet designs garner the most votes from attendees, will receive cash prizes in different age groups. Complimentary gingerbread cookies will be served to protect the candy-studded homes and fabrications from hungry visitors.

Daily tours of the Waelderhaus will be offered at 2:00PM, 3:00PM, and 4:00PM (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).