History

Fall Ragtime Concert

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.

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Get involved with a great organization! We have several committees to choose from to volunteer in. All of them help to fulfill our society’s mission to promote and preserve local history. Contact us today to get involved and volunteer!

Email- WinnebagoHistoricalSociety@gmail.com

Call (920) 267-8007

Casting Call for Variety Night Program

The Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society is holding auditions for its live radio broadcast event at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh on Friday October 21, 2016, 7pm.  In addition to seeing the performance live at the theater, the show will be broadcast live on WRST radio. The audition scripts will be provided at the time of the audition.

The Brown-Ullstrup Performing Arts Foundation will be presenting the play “The Cedar Chest Letters” written by Wisconsin writer and actor, Barb Tylla. The play has won several awards. All profits from ticket sales will help fund WCHAS activities and programs.

Jerry Apps To Speak on Wisconsin Ag History

Jerry Apps

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 agricultural heritage, and those who simply appreciate a good story. Join us Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 pm in the lower level meeting room at the Oshkosh Public Library. Mr. Apps will have autographed copies of books for purchase.

Check out some of Jerry Apps’ other books