As our country manages the COVID-19 pandemic and with continuing uncertainty for the remainder of the year, a decision was made to offer all of the Enrichment Programs virtually until January 2, 2021. We will utilize Zoom to continue offering interesting programs, giving us the flexibility to provide rich and interesting speakers, topics and content while keeping the public safe.
Cemetery Walking Tours
Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh
The walk will begin promptly at the start time and will last on average two hours. Please meet at the main gate, Riverside Cemetery, 1901 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh. Tours will be conducted rain or shine. The cost is $15 for Members and Non-members. Please register and pay prior to the tour. The tour is limited to 20 people, everyone will be asked to wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing during the walk. There will be no walk-ons allowed. To register, call the Museum at 920-236-5799.
Symbols in the Cemetery Walking Tour Last Day!
Saturday, Oct 24, 10 am to 12 noon
Laura Ingalls Wilder; Road to the Little House - Virtual Program on Zoom
Saturday, November 21 1:30 pm
Generations of children and adults worldwide have been fascinated by the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her “Little House” series was the basis for a successful television series. But how did her life really evolve? What motivated her to put her experiences to paper? In this First Impressions presentation by Jessica Michna you will meet Mrs. Wilder, older, wiser and reflecting back on her life. She will tell you her life story and how she came to produce her literary works. The cost is $8, and free to Museum Members and children five and under. Please call to register for this program, 920-236-5799.
Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries - Virtual Program on Zoom
Saturday, November 28, 1:30 pm
Join national award-winning author and historian, Jim Draeger, as he leads you on a suds-filled romp through evolution and change in Wisconsin’s bar culture. Learn about the evolution of the tavern from stagecoach stops to the themed bars of today. Trace the social, cultural, and technological changes brought about by liquor regulation, temperance, prohibition and its aftermath. The cost is $8, and free to Museum Members. Please call to register for this program, 920-236-5799.
Mittens on the Tree - Virtual Program on Zoom
Saturday, December 12, 1:30 pm
Jessica’s newest program, just in time for the Christmas season. Stoke the fire! Trim the tree! Join Ma Caroline Ingalls, mother of noted author Laura Ingalls Wilder, as she prepares for Christmas of 1886. Caroline shares the recipes and traditions of the season, collected over the years, as the family traversed the Midwest. The cost is $8, and free to Museum Members and children five and under. Please call to register for this program, 920-236-5799.
Menominee Clan Pow Wow
Saturday, June 5, 2021
12 pm - 6 pm
Pow Wow Grand Entry 1 pm
In honor of the Menominee Clan Story, carved and painted by Menominee artist, James F. Frechette, Jr., we invite you to the opening of the exhibition. The opening will include a Pow Wow as a gathering for us to join, dance, sing, and honor the culture of the Menominee.
The Arena Director will be Gary Besaw; Master of Ceremonies, Bruce Wilber, the Menominee Veterans Honor Guard; Drums will be Smokey Town and Wolf River Singers; Male head dancer, Ronnie Bowan; Female head dancer, Dawn Wilber; Food Vendors: Gii Taáse Family Singers, Brothertown Indians; Art Vendors: Stomping Turtle, Weeping Heart, Woodland Creations, Blanc Family and more!
Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy a beautiful summer day on the historic grounds of the Oshkosh Public Museum. Those attending are asked to be respectful of the guidelines of COVID-19, to protect those we care about with social distancing, wearing a mask and handwashing.
The Pow Wow is free for the public to attend, with general admission for Museum entrance.
Save the Date!
Saturday, June 19, 1:30 pm
VERONICA HINKE, author, speaker, journalist, coach joins us to talk about the Titanic.
Watch for details!
Monthly Make & Take Projects
Every visit to the Oshkosh Public Museum can be enhanced with a special make-and-take project. Located in the sunroom near the main entrance, this area features an entertaining, historical do-it-yourself project.
The take home activity changes monthly, and directions and supplies are provided to make and take home your very own piece of history. Due to COVID-19, Make & Take projects will be unavailable.
Be sure to pick up the Scavenger Hunt when you arrive. It's a great way to have fun while visiting the Museum.