Exhibitions & Programs

The Oshkosh Public Museum invites you to discover the real things of history and the stories they tell through our many exhibitions and programs. 

In addition to our permanent and temporary exhibitions, we host a variety of programs and events throughout the year. While these programs and events support our mission of promoting and nurturing an understanding and appreciation of local history and culture, above all else they are fun and interesting ways to enjoy learning.

Temporary Exhibitions

The World of Jan Brett
Feb 4 - May 14, 2017
Step into the stories of the admired children's author/illustrator. Original artwork introduces cultures from around the world and draws visitors into the world of their favorite books. Read more>

The Voices of Native American Art-Telling Our Story
Jul 23 - Oct 8, 2017
This unique exhibition of original, fine and contemporary Native American art will feature a wide variety of artwork from living Native artists who are members and descendants of different Native American Nations, many with deep connections to the Lake Winnebago watershed. Read more>

Special Programs

Creating a Children's Picture Book - Sharing My Secrets
Book talk by Jan Brett, Saturday, May 13, at 9:30 am; $10 per adult, $5 per child; Tickets are currently sold out for this event.

Jan Brett Book Signing
Saturday, May 13, from 1-3 pm; included with general admission

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Every visit to the Oshkosh Public Museum can be enhanced with a special make-and-take project all visitors can enjoy. 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.

January - Snowman Jar: Get out of the cold and warm up by exploring the Museum. When you're done, create a snowman jar decoration that will last all season!

February - Animal Craft: Get excited for some animal adventures with The World of Jan Brett exhibit. Then create your own creature inspired by her stories.