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Wisconsin History Tour: Green Bay
Neville Public Museum.

Neville Public Museum

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Dates:Feb 1 - Mar 15, 2015
Location:Neville Public Museum
210 Museum Pl, Green Bay, WI 54303 map

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Jim Draeger with Troy Streckenbach and Beth Lemke.

Jim Draeger, Society Director of Outreach, presents a certificate of appreciation to County Executive Troy Streckenbach and Neveille Public Museum Director, Beth Lemke.

A Toast to Our Hosts

It's not every day that a polka party erupts at 10 o'clock in the morning. But of course it happened in Green Bay!

The Neville Public Museum made the Tuesday Meet and Greet into a lively polka party with news crews, paper reporters, concertinas and all! Thanks so much to the staff for coordinating such a wonderful and exhilarating welcome to Green Bay!

That kick off helped us pack the auditorium for our collaborative program on the oldest film in Wisconsin held in the Neville's collection, Jim Draeger's presentation on twenty remarkable homes in our state, and Tami Thomsen's entertaining presentation on shipwrecks.

In addition to feeding our minds, we also fed our stomachs in Green Bay! Mike Hoeft presented on "Bingo Queens of Oneida" and attendees enjoyed traditional corn soup and great conversation after the formal presentation. Alpha Delights from De Pere brought in Green Bay's historic Olive Nut Spread to sample after Terese Allen's presentation on foods of Wisconsin. Titletown Brewing Company even brewed a special beer named after Senator Blaine who repealed Prohibition for our speakeasy happy hour.

It was a dynamic week that involved many members of the Green Bay community and we thank you all for your support and participation!

Neville Public Museum

210 Museum Pl, Green Bay, WI 54303

nevillepublicmuseum.org

The Neville is a general museum of art, history and science, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is dedicated to the collection and preservation of significant objects relevant to Northeast Wisconsin, and, secondarily, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Events

Please note: these events have passed.

+ Tuesday, February 17

  • 10 AM
     
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    Meet and Greet at the Wisconsin History Tour Exhibit in Green Bay

    Join your Wisconsin History Tour hosts at the Neville Public Museum for a personal welcome and a guided tour of the exhibit.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


  • 12 PM
     
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    Your Stuff, Your Story

    The Wisconsin History Tour invites you to bring an item that has a story to tell, such as a historic photo or collectable item.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


  • 4 PM
     
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    Exploring Wisconsin's Newspaper History

    Wisconsin's first newspaper was started in Green Bay! Learn about it and the serials collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


  • 7 PM
     
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    "A Gay Day in Green Bay" A Screening and Discussion of Wisconsin's Oldest Film

    Join your hosts for a special screening of Green Bay's first film, which provides a picture of the city over 100 years ago.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


+Wednesday, February 18

  • 10 AM
     
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    Practical Preservation for Your Family Treasures in Green Bay

    Preservation Coordinator, Katie Mullen, will share pragmatic ways to preserve a variety of family treasures.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


  • 12 PM
     
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    The Bingo Queens of Oneida

    Author Michael Hoeft will share the story of the Oneida women who had the idea for a bingo operation run by the tribe.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


  • 6 PM
     
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    Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin

    UW-Madison professor Dr. Patty Loew will share inspiring stories of those who helped sustain and nurture Wisconsin's 12 Indian Nations.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


+Thursday, February 19

  • 10 AM
     
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    Exploring Shipwrecks of Green Bay and Door County

    Dive into the history hidden beneath the waves of Lake Michigan with Underwater Archaeologist Tamara Thomsen.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


  • 12 PM
     
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    Flavors of Wisconsin

    Chef and cookbook author, Terese Allen, will share the history, and recipes, for some of the foods that have made northern Wisconsin famous.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


  • 5:30 PM
     
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    History Happy Hour at Titletown Brewing Company

    Join architectural historian Jim Draeger, at the Titletown Brewing Company for a speakeasy-themed happy hour.

    Location: Titletown Brewery, 200 Dousman Street, Green Bay, WI 54303


+Friday, February 20

  • 10 AM
     
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    Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes

    State Historic Preservation Officer Jim Draeger will discuss the magnificent Wisconsin homes found in the Society Press book, "Wisconsin's Own."

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


  • 12 PM
     
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    Beyond the End Zone: The Keepers of Packer History

    Learn what it's like to be in charge of the Packers' most treasured objects, with curators Brent Hensel and Matt Foss.

    Location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


+Saturday, February 21

  • 11 AM
     
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    Discover the Roots of Your Family Tree and Local History in Green Bay

    Society archivist will discuss techniques and resources for researching your local and family history.

    Location: Brown County Public Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301



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