Museum Mondays

Museum Mondays
A free program via Zoom for those 62+

Monday, June 21 at 1 PM
The Many Hats of Jessie Jack Hooper

By: Anna Cannizzo, Assistant Director/Curator of Collections


Just a few doors down from the Oshkosh Public Museum stands the house that well-known suffragist and pacifist Jessie Annette Jack Hooper lived with her husband. Prior to her death in 1935, the couple donated a number of their belongings to the Museum’s collection including a number of her hats. This presentation will survey Jessie Jack Hooper’s history through her hats now in the collection at the Museum.
Register by Monday, June 21 at 9 am and receive the Zoom link via your email. 

Upcoming Exhibition

The Nostalgia Awakens
Vintage Star Wars™ Toy Display

January 24  - June 20, 2021
Reservations Required
(No reservations for June 5 due to the Pow Wow)

When Star Wars™ hit the movie theaters in 1977, it instantly became a box office smash, especially with children.  Kids wanted to bring the action home from the theater with them with their favorite heroes, villains, creatures, and spaceships in miniature sizes on the toy shelves.

Reservations required! Reserve and prepay for the date and time that works for you, allowing you easy check-in when you arrive and safety precautions for the ongoing pandemic. Your ticket includes the entire Museum!

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Permanent Exhibition

Titanic: The Wisconsin Connection
July 21 - October 13, 2021
Tickets will go on sale July 1!

This summer the Oshkosh Public Museum will unveil a unique exhibition, Titanic: The Wisconsin Connection. Over two years in the making, this exceptional exhibition is based on in-depth research of Wisconsin passengers, conducted by Museum staff and researchers from Experiential Media Group. There were over fifty people on the great ship, in all classes, who were either from Wisconsin or were journeying to the state as immigrants.  This exhibition tells the story of twenty of those passengers and is being developed specifically for the Oshkosh Public Museum.

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Cemetery Tours

We are offering three cemetery tours at Riverside Cemetery May-July.

Click on each to learn more, pay, and register!

The cemetery does not provide a smooth walking surface.  Please consider this when registering if you have any mobility concerns.  Thank you!

For Art's Sake - Click to Register

Join us as we stroll through Riverside Cemetery on a guided walking tour. Oshkosh has been the home of many talented people. In this tour, learn about the lives and careers of some of these notable artists and craftspeople, including Helen Farnsworth Mears, William Waters, Beatrice Tonnesen, and Gustave Behncke

  • Sun, July 18, 1 pm

People and Places of Historic Oshkosh - Click to Register

How did streets get their names? Why do some buildings have names on them? How did Oshkosh get all the sculptures and monuments around town?

  • Sun, July 11, 1 pm

Civil War - Click to Register

How did the Civil War affect Oshkosh? Hear the stories of soldiers, officers, nurses, abolitionists, and formerly enslaved persons buried at Riverside Cemetery and how Oshkosh responded to this national crisis.

  • Sat, July 10, 10 am

Enrichment Programs