Permanent Exhibitions

Ready to time travel? From the eight-foot tall Apostles Clock to the eight-ton mammoth’s bone and the hundreds of years of history and thousands of artifacts in between, it’s hard to keep count of all the exciting reasons to visit the Oshkosh Public Museum. Start the journey and explore our current exhibits below.

Apostles Clock

A Museum favorite, enjoy the brilliant hourly performance of the Apostles Clock and the fascinating story of the maker behind this wonderful piece of Wisconsin folk art. Read more>>

People of the Waters

An exciting new full gallery long-term exhibition is taking shape in the main floor gallery that will explore the region's richness of prehistoric and early life that spans 10,000 years. People of the Waters is expected to open in September 2017. Read more>>

Menominee Clan Story

The new Menominee Clans Story exhibition displays superbly carved Clan figures by Menominee traditional artist James Frechette Jr. (1930-2006). Known to the Menominee as “The Little Menominee,” these intricately carved and painted figures stand between twelve and twenty inches high. Through an indigenous art form of the tribe, Mr. Frechette faithfully captured the cultural dimensions of the ancient clan system depicting dress, symbols, tools, colors, traditions, and many details of the Menominee way of life. Read more>>

Memories & Dreams

From life on the frontier to the treasures of Grandma’s Attic, travel back to the early days of Oshkosh and discover what made Winnebago County a land of opportunity. Read more>>

Gallery of Glass and Ceramics

Marvel at the beauty and detail of more than two hundred pieces of exquisite 19th to 20th century American and European decorative arts. Read more>>

The Changing View of Oshkosh

Walk the streets of old Oshkosh and view dozens of historic photos depicting our city’s history. Read more>>

Tiffany Treasures

The cornerstone of the Oshkosh Public Museum is a historic 1908 English Tudor Revival residence. The interior decorations and furnishings of the home were executed by the prestigious Tiffany Studios of New York. Read more>>

Sawyer Home

At the heart of the Oshkosh Public Museum is the historic Sawyer Home. Tour the stately 1908 residence of Edgar and Mary Sawyer, with original rooms, family history and historical photographs.

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