Jerry Apps To Speak on Wisconsin Ag History

The WCHAS has scheduled Wisconsin’s master storyteller and historian Jerry Apps to speak in August. Apps will talk about his latest book, Wisconsin Agriculture: a History. The richly illustrated release from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press chronicles Wisconsin farming and its evolution over time in a way that will appeal to history buffs, devotees of the state’s … Continue reading

Historic Preservation

Winnebago County Fair Archway

There is an exciting historic restoration project underway at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds. The county recently obtained the original steel archway that welcomed visitors to the former county fairgrounds on Jackson Street and Murdock Avenue in Oshkosh. The arch was acquired by a private citizen when the old fairgrounds was razed years ago, but was recently donated back to the county. … Continue reading

Historic Preservation

Light Fixture to Return to Courthouse

  The Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society is excited to announce that the original, bronze light fixture that once hung in the county courthouse lobby will be returned and placed back over the main staircase once again. This massive fixture currently hangs in the lobby of the old Wagner Opera House building—between Skis Meat Market and … Continue reading