Final weeks to Deck the Halls at the Museum

Kids admission is free, and adults only $3.50, until December 31

The Oshkosh Public Museum is pleased to offer free admission to all children under age 18, and adult admission of only $3.50, during their annual holiday exhibit. The last day to experience Deck the Halls at the Museum is Saturday, December 31.

Stroll the halls of the historic Sawyer home to view the beautiful holiday decorations reminiscent of the times, and the life-size Christmas Village exhibit showcases a festive display of themed miniature holiday trees. At the center of it all is an incredible wooden toy circus made in the 1940s by Marshall and Ruth Magnusen for their sons, Karl and Jim.

The Museum will host The World of Jan Brett, a fun and educational exhibit that brings to life the stories of the beloved children’s author/illustrator, from February 4 to May 14, 2017. Original artwork invites visitors to travel the globe and enter the vivid cultures and endless imagination of these cherished children’s tales.

Jan Brett will present a book talk, Creating a Children’s Picture Book–Sharing My Secrets, at the Museum on Saturday, May 13, starting at 9:30 am. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Tickets can be purchased online at

Jan Brett will also be signing copies of her books at the Museum from 1–3 pm on Saturday, May 13. Bring in your favorite Jan Brett book, or several of her books are available for purchase at the Museum Store. This event is included with general Museum admission, and the first 100 families will receive a free Jan Brett poster.

The Oshkosh Public Museum is located at 1331 Algoma Boulevard in Oshkosh. Regular hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. The Museum will be closed for the holidays on December 23–26 and January 1–2. For more information about the Museum’s exciting exhibits and special events, visit, call 920.236.5799 or email

About the Oshkosh Public Museum:

The Oshkosh Public Museum is a non-profit regional history museum, an amazing resource for research and discovery of Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago region, entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 collections and historical documents representing the history, culture and heritage of the region.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 is operated for the public good in part through City of Oshkosh tax levy funding, but a significant portion of annual funding must be raised through donations and fees, including admissions and membership support. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Museum brings history to life through quality exhibitions, special programs and publications, and engaging guests in ways that inspire discovery.

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