Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Annual Meeting

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We welcome you all to attend the Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society’s Annual Meeting and bring your family to our 100th Year celebration party on October 13. The Annual meeting will take place from 2 – 3 pm on the 3rd floor of the Masonic Center, 204 Washington Avenue, Oshkosh. Built in 1924 the Oshkosh Masonic Center has been an integral part of downtown Oshkosh so we felt it was a fitting location to have our Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration. The space is handicap accessible with parking in the rear of the building and an elevator to take you to the meeting space. During this meeting we will present a year-in-review, vote for Board Officers, and announce our winner of the Clarence “Inky” Jungwirth award. Following the meeting from 3 – 4:30 pm we our opening our doors to non-members and families for our Centennial Celebration on the 1st floor of the Masonic Center.

Guests of all ages are welcome to this free, family-friendly party to enjoy ice cream sundaes (invented in Wisconsin) and birthday cake. Guests are encouraged to show up in costumes from any time in the last 100 years (since the founding of the Historical Society in 1919). There will be music, coloring, and a photo booth to capture all the fun! Everyone is welcome to join us and celebrate our 100th year and learn more about local history and how to get involved in local historical societies.

 

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Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Historic Fox River Cruise

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Set sail with us September 30 at 6:00 pm for a two-hour historic tour of the Fox River, courtesy of On The Loos Cruises. Learn about the history of the Fox River from its early inhabitants to the booming lumber industry that sprang up in Oshkosh. Proceeds from ticket sales help fund the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society. Drinks will be available at the cash bar aboard the vessel.

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Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

History of Sturgeon Management

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Ryan Koenigs grew up on the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago and developed a love affair with sturgeon at a relatively young age. Some of his fondest childhood memories are sitting in a boat with his father and grandfather hook and line fishing for lake sturgeon on the Menominee River. Ryan aspired to make a career in fisheries management and was fortunate to land a position as a fisheries technician with the Wisconsin DNR in Oshkosh under the tutelage of Dr. Ronald Bruch. After four years as a fisheries technician, Ryan was hired as the Winnebago System Sturgeon Biologist in 2012. In that position, Ryan spends his time conducting assessments of the sturgeon population, leading an ambitious public outreach program, facilitating habitat projects and integrating with internal and external partners to ensure the sustainability of the sturgeon population in the Winnebago System and the tradition associated with sturgeon spearing.

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May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Pie On The Porch Volunteer Training #2

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Join us for Pie on the Porch training. New volunteers to the event are encouraged to attend to be trained on how POTP operates and the rules for serving food at the farmers market. Returning volunteers are welcome to attend as a refresher course.

Contact the volunteer coordinator Doreen Olsen to sign up as a volunteer for POTP

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May
13
6:30 PM18:30

Pie On The Porch Volunteer Training #1

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Join us for Pie on the Porch training. New volunteers to the event are encouraged to attend to be trained on how POTP operates and the rules for serving food at the farmers market. Returning volunteers are welcome to attend as a refresher course.

Contact the volunteer coordinator Doreen Olsen to sign up as a volunteer for POTP

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

History of Brewing in Winnebago County

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Join us at Oblio’s Lounge in downtown Oshkosh to enjoy a cold beer while you learn the history of locally brewed beer! Local beer historian and homebrewer Lee Reiherzer will share his meticulously researched history of Winnebago County breweries and the beers they brewed. This is also the opportunity to purchase signed copies of Lee’s new book, Winnebago County Beer: A Heady History.

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