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August 17, 2015

Neville Public Museum 2015-2016 Dinner Program Schedule Open for Registration
Green Bay, WI---August 17, 2015---The Neville Public Museum Foundation is pleased to offer a schedule of exciting and educational Dinner Programs-and the first program is August 27!  Dinners begin at 5:00 p.m. and the program begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum. 
The 2015-2016 Dinner Program schedule includes:
Christopher Winters: Steaming through the American Century
August 27, 2015  
When Milwaukee photographer and self-confessed "boat nerd" Christopher Winters ran across a Great Lakes steamboat nearing her 100th birthday, he approached the boat's owner about documenting the remarkable longevity of the S.S. St. Mary's Challenger. It took him four years - and the latest in digital photography - to snap a half-million frames of the Challenger in action. The photos will be on display at the Neville.
The Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill Story
October 22, 2015
This one-woman play brings to life the memories of the first woman doctor honored with a lifetime membership to the Wisconsin State Medical Society. It illustrates the dignity and grace of one of the state's finest and most overlooked figure and reveals the struggles faced by Native Americans in Wisconsin and America.
Carol O. Smart is an Oneida Indian Storyteller and the Granddaughter of Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill. As a Chautauqua Character, she brings this historical figure that she portrays to life on the stage.
Roll out the Barrels
November 17, 2015   
A courageous young Bohemian cooper created a new life in America and a legendary company, Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage. Now his grandson tells the tale. Gary J. Hess delivers a fascinating history of barrel making and the largest independent cooperage in Wisconsin. He shares the story of his family and family business with pride. 
Elizabeth Baird Remembers Life in Early Wisconsin: 1810 - 1890
December 9, 2015

Bev Smith as Elizabeth Baird and Peg Hardt as Louis Du Charme, fiddler. The performance will feature stories of life in early Wisconsin as seen through the eyes of Elizabeth Baird. It will also include some Christmas and New Year's traditions.
Fish Fries and Rib-Eyes and Highballs, Oh My! Wisconsin's Supper Club Culture
February 18, 2016  
Regional food writer and Green Bay native Terese Allen explores the distinctive food, culture and history of the supper club. What makes a supper club authentic? How did the Friday night fish fry originate? Why are Manhattans and Old-Fashioneds made with brandy in Wisconsin? And what's with the funny name, "supper club," anyway? Come learn about and celebrate the evolving story and multi-layered meanings of this idiosyncratic and much-beloved Wisconsin tradition.
Wakes, Weddings and Funeral Traditions of Ireland
March 16, 2016
Julianne Stanz was born and educated in Ireland and is the director of new evangelization at the Diocese of Green Bay. In this engaging presentation learn about the many traditions in Ireland associated with Wakes, Wedding and Funerals.
The Last Wooden Shoe Carvers in America
April 14, 2016  
Watch as Journeyman Luke Traver and Apprentice Dev Traver of Oostburg, Wisconsin hand carve a (klompen) wooden shoe. The Master Carver who taught them Bob Siegel will also be featured in a video from P.B.S. Bob Siegel took on an apprentice as a way to help preserve a nearly extinct skill, now his apprentice has an apprentice.
Preserving and Restoring American History
May 19, 2016  
Bill Robillard's mission is to repair, restore and conserve wooden artifacts as perfectly as possible. In the past few years the Neville has had the pleasure of working with Bill on multiple projects including the restoration and repair of the Kaap's Booth and our very rare Monowheel. "Restorers take historical work and bring it back," Bill said. "It's part history, part chemistry, part woodworking and part art." This presentation will include photos of the Neville restorations, stories and a question and answer period.
The cost per program is: 
$20/ for each Neville Member
$25/ for each Non-member 
Additional information and registration form can be found online at www.NevillePublicMuseum.org.
Submitted by:
Rachel Patterson
Neville Public Museum Foundation
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303

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