Join us for an evening of entertainment and education as Neil Blaze plays the ragtime songs of Scott Joplin. He will be sharing the history of ragtime music, ranging from the earliest works of Scott Joplin through the music of contemporary ragtime composers. This fun and entertaining musical program will be held at the Algoma Blvd. United Methodist Church (1174 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901) on Saturday, September 23, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm. The event is free and light refreshments will be served following the performance.
Neil has been playing and composing ragtime music since the age of 12. He’s been a professional ragtime pianist since the age of 16 and recorded his first CD, Frog Legs, at age 19. He has performed at numerous festivals throughout the country, including events in Indianapolis, Sacramento, Sedalia MO, Eau Claire, Superior and Manitowoc WI.
The WCHAS Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, October 1st from 1 – 3 pm at the James P. Coughlin Center on County Road Y near the fairgrounds. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. The society will present its year-in-review, hold election of officers, bylaw changes, and showcase society activities. This year’s guest speaker is Oshkosh North High School graduate Michelle Lokken who will give a talk on the Oshkosh Woodworkers’ Strike of 1898. The meeting is open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend along.
Wicked Winnebago is a fundraising Halloween and history-themed party with proceeds going to the Morgan House Preservation Fund. This event features a special presentation by author Stuart Stotts who wrote “The Bookcase Ghost: A Collection of Wisconsin Ghost Stories.” Event tickets are $25 per person, $200 for a table of 8, which includes heavy hors d’oeurves. There will also be a cash bar. Raffles, games, and an amazing silent auction, as well as a prize for the best costume –costumes encouraged but not required.
Tickets can be purchased at these locations:
Oaks Candy: 1200 Oregon Street
Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau: 100 N Main Street
Piggly Wiggly: 525 E Murdock Avenue.
The event is being organized by the Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society.
From Humble Stew to Elegant Kaffee: The Art of Nineteenth-Century German-American Cookery
Presented by: Antje Petty, Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, November 15th, 6-7:30 pm, Oshkosh Public Library (lower level meeting room), refreshments served.
Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House at the Morgan House, refreshments & entertainment, additional details to follow.