History

History Program-Planning a City – The Story of Neenah’s Planning History

Join the Neenah Historical Society and the Neenah Public Library for a collaborative program on the history of city planning in our community. From its earliest days, Neenah looked to the future and planned accordingly. Discover that interesting history when Brad Schmidt, Deputy Director of Community Development for Neenah, presents this intriguing program as part of our “Making a Hometown” series of presentations.

History Program-Traveling Trends – Then and Now

It’s winter and time to plan a vacation get–away! Join the Neenah Historical Society and the Neenah Public Library for a presentation on the fascinating history of early travel experiences of turn of the century Neenah residents as well as a look at current travel trends. Cindy Hendren of Neenah’s Bon Voyage Travel will present this look at travel journals, photos, and memorabilia of travel in the 1900s and will bring us up to date on the most popular travel destinations of today.

History Program-The History of the Fire Department

Join the Neenah Historical Society at the Neenah Public Library as the Neenah Menasha Fire Rescue present a program on the history of fire fighting in our community. Interesting photos, artifacts, and stories will be part of this presentation. “The History of the Neenah Fire Department” is one of our “Making a Hometown” programs in our series on the history and stories of our great community.

Fox Cities Book Festival: Sky Woman Lives in Me, Chapter 1: The Picture

The 10th Annual Fox Cities Book Festival presents an event with local Neenah author, Roberta Capasso discussing the story behind her book, Sky Woman Lives in Me. "A photo of an elderly Native American woman on exhibit in a museum captures the attention of a child. Forty years later, this child, now an adult, finds the photo again and learns the old woman is a relative.

Fox Cities Book Festival: City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles

The 10th Annual Fox Cities Book Festival presents an event with author, Jerald Podair. "The opening of Dodger Stadium in April 1962 launched Los Angeles on a path to becoming a twenty-first century global supercity. But the bitter arguments over whether, where, and how to build the stadium nearly tore the city apart.