Deck the Halls coming to an end

Kids receive free admission, and adults only $3.50, through December 31

The last day to experience the annual Deck the Halls holiday extravaganza at the Oshkosh Public Museum, and take advantage of the special admission rate of $3.50 per adult and free admission for all children under age 18, is December 31.

View the beautiful holiday decorations throughout the historic Sawyer home, and the life-size Christmas Village exhibit showcasing a festive display of recreated scenes from favorite holiday movies. Another visitor favorite is the incredible wooden toy circus handmade in the 1940s by Marshall and Ruth Magnusen for their sons, Karl and Jim. And, the Museum Elves are having fun stumping visitors with their new hiding places.

While visiting, step inside the new, interactive People of the Waters exhibition and explore the richness of prehistoric and early life in this region that spans 13,000 years. And, a visit is hardly complete without a stroll through the halls to marvel at the stunning carved woodwork, exquisite artwork, fine glass and ceramics, and the rich Tiffany treasures. A definite must-do is to watch the brilliant hourly performance of the Apostles Clock.

This winter, the Museum will host REPLAY, a delightful, whimsical, and incredibly striking exhibition that is the ultimate flashback to the 80s, combining mediums and artists the world over. With more than 30 pieces of artwork on display, creatively using both traditional and unexpected media, REPLAY is intended to be nostalgic as it harkens back to the stories, games and experiences of this iconic era. REPLAY will be on display from February 18 to May 13, 2018.

The Oshkosh Public Museum, 1331 Algoma Boulevard, is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–4:30 pm, and Sunday, 1 pm–4:30 pm. The Museum will be closed for the holidays on December 24–26. Effective January 1, 2018, general admission to the Museum will be Adults $8, Seniors $6, College Students $6, and Children (age 6-17) $4. Museum Members, and children age five and under, are free. For more information about the Museum’s exciting events and exhibits, visit, call 920.236.5799 or email

About the Oshkosh Public Museum:

The Oshkosh Public Museum is a non-profit regional history museum entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 historical photographs, documents, and artifacts that represent the history, culture and heritage of the region. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Oshkosh Public Museum is an amazing resource for research and discovery of Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago region. The Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The Museum’s mission is to preserve the area’s colorful legacy, and to bring history to life through innovative exhibitions and educational programs that will both inspire and entertain guests of all ages and interests.

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