Museum to host Community Open House

Visitors can enjoy free admission on Sunday, December 10

The Oshkosh Public Museum would like to invite Oshkosh residents to attend a community open house on Sunday, December 10, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can explore the new interactive People of the Waters exhibition and discover the richness of prehistoric and early life in this region that spans 13,000 years.

“The Museum is truly an incredible community resource,” said Brad Larson, Museum Director. “We are very excited to celebrate the opening of our new People of the Waters exhibition. This is one way we are able to say thank you for the tremendous support of so many organizations and people, and to give something back to the community.”

People of the Waters offers visitors an opportunity to journey through time to discover how massive sheets of ice gouged and transformed Wisconsin’s landscape, view a dynamic display of artifacts that represents history from Paleoindians through the Fur Trade, and step inside a full-sized recreated Oneota longhouse from 1,000 years ago to learn about daily life in a Native village. Visitors can experience first-hand how trading occurred by playing an innovative propriety Trap and Trade game, also available for play or download on the Museum’s website at

In addition, visitors can see the beautiful historic Sawyer home decorated in its holiday splendor, and the Christmas Village exhibit windows showcase a festive display of recreated scenes from classic holiday movies. And, the Museum Elves are back and ready to stump visitors with their new hiding places. Deck the Halls will be on display through December 31.

The community open house at the Oshkosh Public Museum, 1331 Algoma Boulevard, is free and open to the public. 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museum, an amazing resource for research and discovery, entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 collections and historical documents representing the history, culture and heritage of the region.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. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Museum brings history to life through quality exhibitions and special programs, engaging guests in ways that inspire discovery.

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