Museum Store

Own a Museum Masterpiece!

High quality reproductions on canvas of paintings in the Museum's collection are available through www.requestaprint.net/oshkosh. A strikingly beautiful or unusual painting reflects the owner's interests, sets a room apart, and is often a conversation starter. The web site includes the Museum's holdings by eminent artists, such as George Inness, Louis Ritman, Sara Hess, Emile Gruppe, Marie "Mietzi" Bleck, and Nile Jurgen Behncke, a well-recognized artist whose watercolors captured scenes around Lake Winnebago and other locations in Wisconsin and across the nation. Not only are they beautiful and unique, the art expresses your support of the Museum. The Museum benefits financially from every reprint ordered.

Order Historic Photographs

High resolution digital scans are available for purchase through Museum archives. Choose from almost 50,000 photographs, including views of Oshkosh, churches and schools, logging and lumbering, local people and many more. Start your search online.

Looking for a special Museum memento or a uniquely Oshkosh opus?

You’ll find a wide selection of Wisconsin history products at the Museum Store. From Oshkosh apparel to local authors, we offer a variety of products for history buffs of all ages. Take some time to window shop and enjoy this sampling from our selection of books and DVDs. For a full product selection, stop by the Museum and browse in person. Be sure to visit often as our product selection varies throughout the year.

Call the Museum Store at (920) 236-5762 to place an order over the phone, or visit the Museum to make a purchase in person. All store proceeds directly support the Museum and its programs. Shipping and handling fees for phone orders: $7.00 and under, add $3.95; $7.01-$20.00, add $5.95; $20.01-$35.00, add $6.95; $35.01-$50.00, add $7.95; $50.01 and up, add $8.95.‚Äč

Voices of History, 1941-1945 (2nd edition)

The World War II generation is almost gone. The experiences of that cataclysmic war, and the almost universal military service for young men, resounded for decades. Based on oral histories and the extensive collections of the Oshkosh Public Museum, Bradley G. Larson shares the stories of local men and women, and how the war shaped their outlook on life, on their nation and patriotism, and on community service. The second edition includes a new chapter that illustrates some of the Museum’s recent acquisitions related to the Second World War.

Museum Member price: $14.96
Non member price: $19.95

The Poppy Lady

Ever since she was a young girl, Moina Belle Michael had relied on her favorite motto: "Whatsoever your hands find to do, do it with all your might." When America entered the Great War, Moina, a schoolteacher from Georgia, knew she had to act with all her might. Almost singlehandedly, Moina launched a national campaign to establish the red poppy of Flanders Fields as a symbol of remembrance.

Museum Member price: $12.71
Non member price: $16.95

The Great War Comes to Wisconsin

There are names given to what Western observers at the time considered the most cataclysmic event in human history: World War I. The first "total war" of the twentieth century, World War I engaged virtually everyone on the home front. The war demonstrated America's great capacity for sacrifice and generosity, but also for prejudice and injustice. This book captures the home front experience.

Museum Member price: $20.21
Non member price: $26.95

Letters from the Boys, Wisconsin World War I Soldiers Write Home

In 1918 a flood of American troops arrived in Europe and turned the tide of World War I in favor of the Allies. Dr. Carrie A. Meyer combed through three Green County, Wisconsin, newspapers to recover stories hidden in letters several Wisconsin boys wrote while they were caught up in these events half a world away. From the terror of going "over the top" attacking an entrenched enemy, to pleasant afternoons enjoyed with French families miles away from the front, Meyer weaves a story representative and unique, touching and humorous, and reminds us that armies are made of individuals who seek to do their part and return to their families.

Museum Member price: $14.96
Non member price: $19.95

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Oshkosh DVD

Stories of industry, resilience and a high-flyng reputation capture the spirit and history of Oshkosh. This DVD tells the story of a Wisconsin city with a history that has been marked by its people's innovation and civic pride. Named for the Menominee Chief who worked passionately to keep his people on their native lands, Oshkosh's history has been shaped by its wide-ranging industrial spirit, fierce battles for social justice and its citizens' persistent creativity and determination. Produced by Wisconsin Public Television.

Museum Member price: $12.71
Non member price: $16.95

Oshkosh in the Civil War - a self-guided walking tour of Riverside Cemetery

Ginny Gross of the Oshkosh Public Museum has completed her second walking tour book on Riverside Cemetery, "Oshkosh in the Civil War." The material in this guide and the grave sites you will visit have been adapted from this popular cemetery tour. As you walk from grave to grave, you will meet a group of men and women whose stories represent the various ways Oshkosh citizens were involved in the war. Easy descriptive directions are given for each grave site, along with a map of the cemetery and historical background.

Museum Member price: $8.96
Non member price: $11.95

From the Newspapers: Graphic Stories of Death

Tours of Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh, WI, have been offered each summer since 2004 by Ginny Gross of the Oshkosh Public Museum. The most popular tour throughout the years is "From the Newspapers: Graphic Stories of Death." This book offers a self-guided walking tour of Riverside Cemetery and covers deaths by fire, water, industry and in the home as described in the newspaper, adapted from that tour. Easy descriptive directions and GPS coordinates are given for each grave site, along with a map of the cemetery and historical background.

Museum Member price: $7.46
Non member price: $9.95

Oshkosh - Land of Lakeflies, Bubblers and Squeaky Cheese

A hometown author's perspective on Oshkosh's recent and historic past. Oshkosh native Randy Domer provides an inside glimpse into the people, places, and things that make this area special and unique. He leans on personal experiences, memories and research to unearth things you may have never known about historic Oshkosh.

Museum Member price: $11.96
Non member price: $15.95

The William Hoy Story

William Hoy led the National League in stolen bases in his rookie year. He had a strong, sure arm and a knack for catching fly balls. He was also deaf. Hoy loved baseball more than anything. When he was told he was too short for his school team, he wouldn't let that stop him -- he practiced and became good enough to play in the major leagues! Being deaf wasn't easy, since few people used sign language in the 1880s. He taught the umpires hand signals so he could see the calls, and then he really started to score! Discover how Dummy Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time.

Museum Member price: $12.74
Non member price: $16.99

Snapshots of History

By the Oshkosh Public Museum. Scenes along the riverfront, the electric trolley running through downtown, familiar buildings of an era long ago… This original publication features 52 panoramic images of Oshkosh cityscapes taken between 1915 and 1917. Each image has a written description that highlights what the buildings, streets, houses and industries were like in Oshkosh during the early 1900s, giving the sensations of what life was like at the turn of the 20th century. 56 pages, soft cover.

Museum Member price: $11.21
Non-member price: $14.95

Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories: Our Veterans Remember

By Sarah A. Larsen and Jennifer M. Miller. Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories takes you behind enemy lines to uncover the Vietnam War through the eyes of soldiers. First-hand accounts, original maps and a range of historical chapter introductions reveal the realities of wartime. The book provides insight into the memories, experiences and lasting impact of the Vietnam War on Wisconsin soldiers. Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories is an unforgettable collection and lasting tribute to our veterans.

Museum Member price: $18.71
Non-member price: $24.95

On the Hunt: The History of Deer Hunting in Wisconsin

By Robert Willging. One of Wisconsin’s most comprehensive documentations of whitetail deer, On the Hunt explores the state’s long standing deer hunting tradition and details some of the finer points of hunting in Wisconsin. On the Hunt discusses topics such as deer economics, human contact and women who hunt. The book, filled with newspaper clippings and historic photos, provides today's deer hunters with a deeper understanding and appreciation of their favorite activity.

Museum Member price: $20.21
Non-member price: $26.95

History Afield: Stories from the Golden Age of Wisconsin Sporting Life

By Robert Willging. Drawing on dozens of first-hand interviews and accounts, Willging explores the richly varied history of sporting pursuits in Wisconsin, from hunting waterfowl and deer to trout fishing in wild Northern Wisconsin rivers to vacationing at family-operated lakeside resorts. Illuminated with historic photos depicting Wisconsin's early sporting life, History Afield shows how the intimate relationship between humans and nature helped shape an elemental part of the state's heritage.

Museum Member price: $18.71
Non-member price: $24.95

Like a Deer Chased by the Dogs: The Life of Chief Oshkosh

Scott Cross, Archivist at the Oshkosh Public Museum, explores the life and times of Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee Nation. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the Lake Winnebago region is familiar with the image of Chief Oshkosh in his tall beaver hat, coat with tails, and his steel-eyed gaze. But who was the real Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee? Fortunately, there are clues to his life from many different and varied sources which were used in an attempt to compile a more complete picture of the real man.

Museum Member price: $4.49
Non-member price: $5.99