Upcoming Exhibition

Then & Now: Old Photos as Today
Opens February 23, 2020

A 2020 photography exhibition showcasing work from local photographers who have reimagined historical photographs from the Museum’s collection to fit today’s perception. See first-hand the photos from years past and how the photographer captured a similar moment in time.

A photographer has an eye for creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the elements into being effective and compelling is a key skill in taking photographs. We contacted four local photographers to look at the historic photos, asking them to re-imagine them and modernize them to fit today's perception.  The photographers who were up for the challenge were, Tara Pichelmeyer, One.Two.Three Photography; Don Stolley, Stolley Studio; Phil Weston, Weston Imaging; and, Nick Dvoracek, Pinholica.

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Menominee Clan Story

Menominee Clans Story

The Menominee Clans Story exhibition displays superbly carved Clan figures by Menominee traditional artist James Frechette Jr. (1930-2006). Known to the Menominee as “The Little Menominee,” these intricately carved and painted figures stand between twelve and twenty inches high. Through an indigenous art form of the tribe, Mr. Frechette faithfully captured the cultural dimensions of the ancient clan system depicting the dress, symbols, tools, colors, traditions, and many details of the Menominee way of life.

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Permanent Exhibitions

People of the Waters

People of the Waters features interactive media kiosks and a dynamic forty-foot long glass wall that showcases an array of artifacts from the Museum’s extensive collection, representing at least 13,000 years of history from Paleoindians through the Fur Trade. Learn more about the over 1,000 artifacts that make up this incredible exhibition through the Virtual Exhibition. 


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Enrichment Programs

Then & Now: Old Photos as Today - Exhibit Reception
Sunday, February 23, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Join us opening day for the exhibit, Then & Now. We have selected an amazing array of photographs from the 70,000 in the Museum's collection. See first-hand the photos from years past and how five local photographers captured a similar moment in time, reimagined those photos today. Meet the photographers, enjoy snacks and refreshments.  The cost is general admission, and free to children five and under and Museum Members. Please call to register for this program, 920-236-5799. 

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