OPM Presents Copper Artifacts Presentation

Monette Bebow-Reinhard to give brief overview of copper industry on May 15 at 2:00 pm 

When Monette Bebow-Reinhard was curator at the Oconto Archaic Copper Museum from 2008-2010, she invigorated the research on the copper industry for displays at that institution. After leaving she continued her copper newsletter and disseminated the Hamilton database from the collection on display at the State Historical Society. That project led her to begin compiling a master database of all pre-Columbian copper artifacts found in the Americas (CAMD), now numbering over 54,000. 

Monette will give a brief overview on Sunday, May 15, starting at 2:00 pm at the Oshkosh Public Museum of what this copper industry looked like here in Wisconsin. She will then demonstrate how the CAMD works by exploring several cultural manifestations in Winnebago County to uncover the potential of early Hopewell presence here, with a special focus on her recent work with the copper artifacts in the collections at the Oshkosh Public Museum. This presentation is free with general admission and open to the public. 

The Oshkosh Public Museum, 1331 Algoma Boulevard, is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4:30 pm and Sunday from 1 pm-4:30 pm. For more information about the Museum’s programming events and exciting exhibits, visit oshkoshmuseum.org, call 920.236.5799 or email museum@ci.oshkosh.wi.us

About the Oshkosh Public Museum
The Oshkosh Public Museum is a regional history museum, nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Museum is entrusted with the care of approximately 250,000 artifacts and historical documents representing all aspects of the region’s people and heritage. The Museum is dedicated to excellence in preservation of historical collections strongly focused around the Fox River and the extensive Winnebago watershed; interactively communicating the story of Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago region through well-researched, quality exhibitions, programs and publications; and engaging guests in ways that inspire discovery. For admission, hours and more information about the Museum’s exciting exhibits and events, visit oshkoshmuseum.org, call 920.236.5799 or email museum@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.

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