Museum Mondays

Museum Mondays
A free program via Zoom for those 62+

The Art of Tea
January 17, 2022 at 1 pm
By: Anna Cannizzo, Assistant Director/Curator of Collections

Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage and is enjoyed by billions of people around the world from different cultures. It has played an important role in historical events and cultural expressions. This presentation will survey the history of this stimulating brew through various forms of visual art in the Museum's collection and highlight key pieces from other museums.
Click on the site calendar, change the calendar to January, click on Museum Monday, and register.

Current Exhibition

White Christmas: The Exhibition
Now extended through February 13, 2022!

The Oshkosh Public Museum, in partnership with the Rosemary Clooney House, Augusta, Kentucky, will host White Christmas in November 2021.  The Museum will be the third U.S. city to host the 2,000 square foot exhibit.

Original White Christmas film costumes created by legendary designer Edith Head, props, sheet music, cast member's memorabilia, archival materials, replica backdrops, and more! Visitors will experience first-hand the musical genius of Irving Berlin and the making of this beloved holiday film about two WWII veterans who team up with a singing sister duo to save a faltering Vermont lodge owned by the veteran's former commanding officer.

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Operation Waverly

Operation Waverly
Component of White Christmas
Assisting Homeless Veterans

As a component of the White Christmas exhibition, we will be offering "Operation Waverly" to assist homeless veterans in our community.  We have teamed up with the DAV Auxiliary and the Oshkosh Public Library. "Operation Waverly," asks for donations to benefit veterans who visit the Day By Day Warming Shelter in Oshkosh. Click on "Wish List" for the needed items, and drop your donation item off at the Oshkosh Public Museum or the Oshkosh Public Library. Items will be distributed to the shelter weekly, as winter is just around the corner.  In addition, "Operation Waverly" programs related to our veterans will be offered. 

Upcoming Exhibit


Helen Farnsworth Mears: A Genius of Wisconsin 

April 23, 2022 through August 14, 2022

This exhibit commemorates the 150th birthday of famous Oshkosh sculptor Helen Farnsworth Mears. Learn about her fascinating life and career through never-before-seen archival documents and photographs, and admire her skill and technique through a selection of her beautiful sculptures.

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Enrichment Programs