History Treasure Tour 2017

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History Treasure Tour 2017

May 8, 2017

For Immediate Release
Neville Public Museum and Eleven Other Brown County Museums and History Organizations Open their Doors Free to the Public
Green Bay, WI---May 8, 2017– Celebrating Wisconsin Museums Week (May 14 – 20) and International Museum Day (May 18), twelve Brown County historical organizations will open their doors free to the public for special behind-the-scenes tours, performances, and exclusive conversations with staff as part of its third annual History Treasure Tour. This expanded event will take place Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Revealing many of the community’s “hidden” historical treasurers, this relaxed event encourages the public to explore Brown County’s rich historical past, while enjoying fun, hands-on activities in unique historical environments.
Community members are invited to visit any or all Brown County Federation of History Museums partner organizations throughout the evening: The Ashwaubenon Historical Society, The Automobile Gallery, Brown County Historical Society (at Hazelwood Historic House), De Pere Historical Society (at White Pillars Museum), Green Bay - De Pere Antiquarian Society (at the Neville Public Museum), Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Historic Allouez Society (behind Mariner Motel), Howard –Suamico Historical Society, National Railroad Museum, Neville Public Museum, Oneida Nation Museum, and the Northeast Wisconsin Masonic Museum and Library.
At the Neville you can explore our newest exhibit Estamos Aqui (We Are Here).  Discover why Latino residents made the move to Northeastern Wisconsin and the contributions they are making to the community.  Join the celebration from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and experience the personal stories and diverse traditions of our local Latino community.
“Brown County has a long and rich historical tradition of which often goes unseen,” stated Jacqueline Frank, president of the Brown County Federation of History Museums. “The things preserved in our museums and archives make our past exciting. The manuscripts, buildings and objects found at these organizations were created and used by people with amazing lives. Having the ability to experience these things in person can transport us into the past.”  
“Every local historical organization has unique collections that contribute to our sense of place and community pride.  The History Treasure Tour event celebrates our shared stories and provides a great opportunity to discover the past in a new way”, noted Chris Dunbar, vice president of the Brown County Federation of History Museums and Executive Director of the Brown County Historical Society.
Provided by area businesses, light refreshments will be provided at some sites by generous sponsors.
A brochure providing full details of the event and the locations is available at any participating historical organization or online at www.nevillepublicmuseum.org.      
About the Brown County Federation of History Museums
Established in 2006, the Brown County Federation of History Museums is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support of regional history organizations and their missions through collaborative projects that provide excellent professional education, integrated community awareness, mindful collections preservation and dynamic community events.
Submitted by:
Rachel Ott
Neville Public Museum Foundation
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303

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