This past July museum staff came across an interesting post on Facebook. Karl Vieau, a former H.C. Prange Co. employee shared this photo of what looked like a circus mirror.
Karl asked "Does anyone remember the circus mirror on 2nd floor mezzanine, kids department at the H.C. Prange store downtown Green Bay?"
If you know anything about the museum’s holiday displays, you know we are home to more than 50 figurines that once graced the Washington St. windows at H.C. Prange Co. in downtown Green Bay. Each year the museum puts together holiday displays with these figurines. The connection to the museum was obvious to us and to Facebook commenters. Museum Director, Beth Lemke commented herself inviting Karl to contact her about moving it to the museum.
After meeting with Karl it was clear how special this piece was to him and his memories of H.C. Prange. He graciously donated it to the museum for our holiday display. Now you can see the mirror for yourself right outside the Children Only Shop at the museum.
Holiday Memories is open November 18th through January 15th!