The Neville Public Museum

A Century of Discovery: Creating a Community Legacy

Exhibit Opens: 25-Jan-2014
Exhibit Ends: 25-Oct-2014

One hundred years ago nine local women formed the Green Bay Art Club after recognizing the value of their community and its desire to exhibit rare and important objects owned by some of its citizens. What began as a simple collection of local artifacts grew into the Neville Public Museum, a premier cultural institution.

A Century of Discovery takes you back in time to the early years of the Neville Public Museum when display cabinets were filled with curiosities to contemplate and lead to further discussion. This exhibit celebrates the upcoming centennial of this museum as a place of learning and inspiration. Discover rarely seen objects from the museum's permanent collection with different objects being displayed throughout the year.

As you stroll through the gallery, consider that we can learn from these objects. Why are these objects important? Why have they been preserved? What would you choose to preserve?

We hope that whatever you discover in this exhibit will inspire you to participate in your public museum's exciting future, as an important cultural institution for the residents of this region and beyond. 

A Century of Discovery is sponsored by the Byron L. Walter Family Trust, Green Bay Packaging, Inc., the Schneider National Foundation, and the Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin.
Thanks also to the K.C. Stock Foundation, Dr. Richard & Ellen Horak, the Green Bay Packers Foundation, Oneida Nation, the Kaap Charitable Trust, the Joseph & Sarah VanDrisse Trust, the Neville Art Guild, Primum Bonum, US Bank, and Pomp's Tire Service for their support. Special thanks to Somewhere In Time Antiques for display cases.

Upcoming Events

Bruce the Spruce 20-Dec-2017

Bruce the Spruce 23-Dec-2017

Bruce the Spruce 30-Dec-2017

more events ...


Museum Hours

Sun: Noon-5pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: Noon-8pm
Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*

*With free admission for Brown County residents from 5pm-8pm with proof of residency