Welcome to the Village of Hilbert website. We are a small village located in Calumet County in between Lake Winnebago and Lake Michigan. Our village is strategically located at approximately equal distances from several major cities (Green Bay, Appleton, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan). The existence of Hilbert was brought about due to the robust rail industry during the late 1800's. The first plat of Hilbert was recorded in 1873 and was originally called Hilbert Junction in honor of H.J. Hilbert. It was later incorporated as a village in 1898. At that time, the population of Hilbert was 476 residents.
Today, our population has grown to 1,130 residents. We are home to Sargento Foods and several other smaller manufacturers and businesses. We boast a wonderful school system and have adequate areas for both residential and commercial development. We boast a very low crime rate and have residents that genuinely care about and take pride in their community. We have parks and a community center building that is available for rent for your various celebrations.
We have several unique events that are held in Hilbert each year. We have the annual Cheese Derby picnic that is held on the 3rd Friday of June and sponsored by St. Mary's Church. We also have the largest parade in the area on the 4th of July sponsored by our volunteer fire department. We also have a community picnic and fireworks display that is sponsored by the Hilbert Lions Club. On the 3rd Friday and Saturday in August, we boast one of the largest gospel music festivals in the area. People travel great distances to be part of this wonderful festival. Acts are brought in from all around the Midwest to perform here. This festival is sponsored by the Voices of Peace. Also in August, we have a 5K and half marathon race called the Cheesehead Run. This is sponsored by the Pacesetters Running Group and brings hundreds if not thousands of runners to our small community. We also have several other events throughout the year. Please always look under the Events Calendar for information on the various events and functions.
Even though we are a small community, we do have a lot to offer for anyone visiting the area or wanting to relocate here. Thanks for taking the time to check out our website and if you desire more information, come and see us and see what we can offer to you. We hope to see you here!!!!