It's an exciting time in the life of the former St. Martin Catholic Church. On November 13, 2005, the church doors were closed to Catholic worship, but the vitality of the community within stands strong today.
In 2006, a small group formed a non-profit organization in an effort to purchase the property and saving its 140 years of heritage. The Green Bay Diocese approved of the sale on September 19. After the removal of the steeple's cross and all the blessed materials, the property was deeded to St. Martin Heritage Park-Charlestown, Inc. on December 28, 2006. And the plan to make the park self-sufficient began.
The grand vision reaches from the top of the hill to the bottom and spreads to all four corners of the beautiful six-acre grounds. The existing hall and church remain multi-purpose--available to rent for nearly any event from intimate gatherings to large community picnics.
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As a non-profit foundation, it is also our
intent to work closely with the community around us in many aspects. St.
Martin Heritage Park has partnered with Catholic Financial Life, Chapter 194 and Pine Creek 4H
club with projects on Join Hand Day.
the area around us environmentally pristine, our members support the
Adopt a Highway program. With the help of generous donations,
a geo-thermal system has been installed into St. Martin Heritage
Chape and Social Halll for a greener tomorrow and long-term cost savings in heating.Join Us >
As a whole, the Board envisions the property to continue as a symbol of the spirit of the community. The first and current 7- member board of directors has four members whose Charlestown homesteads have been recognized by the state of Wisconsin for their continuous existence for 150, 140, and 100 years. Their ancestors were among those that built the church with limestone from a Charlestown quarry. Indeed, "heritage" is what St. Martin Heritage Park is all about. Contact us
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