Auxiliary's Gala

The Museum Auxiliary invites you to attend their 2019 Annual Gla and enjoy an evening filled with holiday cheer, delicious hors d'oeuvres, decadent desserts, and festive music. 

Come and experience the historic Sawyer home decorated beautifully for the holidays by our volunteers and members. Stroll through our exhibit Santa's Toy Workshop in our gallery filled with fun and whimsy. 

Admission is $20, the evening includes a delicious hor d' oeuvres, cash bar, basket raffle, chocolate raffle, and silent auction.  

Thank you for your support!

Holiday Exhibition

Nov 24, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

Deck the Halls holiday experience at the Oshkosh Public Museum. Each room in the beautiful Sawyer home is traditionally decorated in holiday décor.  Peruse through each room and see something unique and different than you saw last year! The gorgeous Tiffany-designed interiors are the perfect backdrop for the warm and cozy feeling of the holidays.

In the gallery on the second floor of the Museum, you will enjoy a fun, whimsical exhibit of “Santa’s Toy Workshop.” This will be a special exhibit with toys from the Museum collection as well as toys shared by members of the community.   

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Permanent Exhibitions

People of the Waters

Explore the richness of prehistoric and early life that spans 13,000 years. Learn more>> 

Check out our Virtual Exhibition to discover more about the wealth of artifacts that make up this exhibition.

Menominee Clans Story

The new 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 dress, symbols, tools, colors, traditions, and many details of the Menominee way of life.
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Enrichment Programs

Deck the Halls: Let the Elf Hunting Begin!

Sunday, Nov 24, 1:30 pm
Begin the holiday experience at the beautiful Sawyer home traditionally decorated in holiday décor. Come and enjoy the gallery on the second floor of the Museum with a whimsical exhibit of “Santa’s Toy Workshop.” This family-friendly afternoon will offer storytime, holiday crafts, cookies, punch, and Santa’s elves cleverly hidden throughout the Museum for our ever-popular elf scavenger hunt.  Children will receive FREE admission for this afternoon of family fun. The cost is General Admission.  Register Here to select the program and ticket you wish to purchase. 

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