The 10th Annual Fox Cities Book Festival presents "Bizarre History of Wisconsin: Strange Stories from Our Past" with paranormal researcher, Chad Lewis. "This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden.
Join the Neenah Historical Society as we present a program in our “Making a Hometown” series on the interesting history of “mom and pop” grocery stores throughout Neenah. Many of us still have memories of small local grocers and the penny candy we would buy on our way home from school, but you’ll be amazed to find out just how many of these small grocers were scattered throughout neighborhoods in Neenah.
Did you know that Neenah’s Tuesday Club women were discussing women’s suffrage and other important topics at their weekly meetings as early as the 1880s? In fact, this club of forward thinking Neenah women started in 1884. As part of our “Making a Hometown” program series, the current women of the Tuesday Club will intertwine their club’s history with local and national history in this very engaging presentation.
“The Meaning of a Pow Wow” will be presented by Mark Denning, Director of Southeast Tribal Services for the Oneida Nation. Mark will provide an overview of the meaning of a pow wow, of pow wow regalia, and etiquette for those attending a pow wow.
For further information contact the Neenah Historical Society at 920-729-0244 or Neenahhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Wisconsin Women and the All American Girls Professional Baseball League: Play Ball! with Bob Kann
The 14 Points at 100 Years: World War I and Woodrow Wilson's Foreign Policy Legacy with Dr. Steven Sheehan, UW-Fox Valley – When Woodrow Wilson delivered his Fourteen Points address in 1918, he not only laid out American goals for the First World War, but he also established a framework that has shaped American foreign policy for the subsequent century.
Join the Executive Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Kim Beck, as he talks about his travels to India.
The first church established in Neenah was the First Presbyterian in December of 1848. Neenah was little more than a wilderness outpost at that time. Join the Neenah Historical Society on Thursday, February 16th at 7 p.m. at the Neenah Library when Presbyterian historian, Jack Speech, presents “The History of Neenah’s Presbyterian Church.” Over the many years of its existence, the First Presbyterian Church has provided a spiritual home to countless Neenah residents.
9.30 am & 1:00 pm: "Raptors-Rulers of the Sky" Live bird presentation-Aves Wildlife
11:00 am & 2:30 pm: Surveying Eagles Past to Present, Steve Esterly, Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Technician
For more information on other presentations and events visit www.EagleDaysAlongtheFox.org
So much of what we still enjoy in our community today had its start during what is known as the Progressive Era. Join the Neenah Historical Society to discover, “Life in Neenah’s Progressive Era” presented by Professor Steven Sheehan of UW-Fox Valley. In early May, the Society will be opening its newest exhibit, Making a Hometown – Life in Neenah’s Progressive Era.