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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COVID-19 Update

Governor Evers has just released the State of Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order.  It will be in effect from March 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM until April 24, 2020 or until a superseding order is issued.

The Museum will be closed through April 24th. 

Here’s what Safer at Home means for you:

Please stay at home and help us save lives.

You can still get out and go for a walk, but please don’t take any other unnecessary trips, and limit your travel to essential needs like going to the doctor, grabbing groceries, or getting medication.

Workers providing essential care or services in our communities will be allowed to continue to travel to and from work. That includes folks like healthcare professionals, grocers, family caregivers, among other people whose work is critical for folks across our state.

If it’s essential for you to go outside, please stay 6 feet away from others.

We also need folks to limit their interactions to the same people, not different small groups. No sleepovers, no playdates, and no dinner parties with friends and neighbors.

We are working to flatten the curve to ensure our doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers have the opportunity to do their important work.

Let’s all do our part to take care of ourselves and each other.

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