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November 6, 2014

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Your Neville Public Museum!
Green Bay, WI---November 6, 2014---The Neville Public Museum is pleased to announce an exciting 2014 holiday event schedule featuring:
Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay (Exhibit)
November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015
Bigger and more magical than ever before, visitors to this 5,000 square foot exhibit will be enchanted upon entering a forest fantasy complete with: model train sets that wind around a mountain of presents, animated H.C. Prange department store figurines in a variety of natural settings, a gift shop for children only, as well as “Bruce the Spruce” the talking Christmas tree with his new young sapling “Sammy the Spruce”. 
The enchantment builds with reimagined window displays along Washington St. set between the 1940s and 1960s that feature a holiday shopping scene and a Kaap’s Restaurant scene.  The public will also be allowed to interact with Kaap’s Restaurant furniture and view a newly restored booth and candy counter. Finally, some of the mystery is revealed in a restoration workshop, where the mechanics of the figurines are exposed and how they were restored to their original condition.  Make new memories this Holiday Season at the Neville Public Museum during the Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay exhibit!
A Frank’s Christmas, Non-Profit Night
Friday, November 21, 2014
What’s fun at Christmas time?  Seeing the new all original Christmas show by Let Me Be Frank productions. Tis the season for some laughs and some Christmas cheer! $10 from every ticket sale on non-profit night (November 21st) goes to supporting the Neville Public Museum Foundation. Special thank you to Let Me Be Frank Productions!
Tickets are available through
Connect Inc. Christmas Tree Jubilee
November 25, 2014 through November 30, 2014
Connect Inc. will kick off the 2014 seasonal festivities with an exciting new holiday event, the Christmas Tree Jubilee-A Celebration of Giving. The event will debut as a five-day holiday celebration at the Neville Public Museum, beginning on November 25th and ending on November 30th. The event is designed to provide holiday cheer and raise funds to assist families dealing with cancer in our community.
The Christmas Jubilee is an opportunity for businesses and families to sponsor a tree that will be fully decorated by local talent. During the Nov. 25 Jubilee event, sponsors will have the opportunity to choose one of the trees on display. Once chosen, signage will prominently display the donor, decorator, and sponsor of each tree. The evening is an occasion to bring together local businesses, families, organizations and talented volunteers to support the cancer community.
All trees will remain on display through Nov. 30, when they will be delivered to homes or businesses as directed by the sponsor. The general public will be able to view the display during regular museum hours.
Children Only Shop
Browse through the Children Only Shop, a re-creation of the Prange’s holiday experience back for its fifth year in a row! Children ages 4 -12 are invited to purchase from an assortment of holiday gifts at $3 each and have them gift-wrapped.
The Children Only Shop will be open at the following times:
Saturday, November 22, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m
Friday, November 28, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, November 29, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, December 3, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 6, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 20, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa
December 6, 2014
Dine with St. Nick himself at the Neville’s re-creation of Prange’s department store’s Breakfast with Santa on Saturday December 6th at 9:00 a.m. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, a visit with the Jolly One, and a specially wrapped present (children only). Cost is $12/person Members of the Neville and $15/person for non-members. Children one and under are free.
Registration is available online at  or by calling 920-448-7874. 
Bruce the Spruce
The loveable talking Christmas tree who once chatted with holiday shoppers at Prange's returns with his new young sapling Sammy the Spruce!
Bruce’s 2014 hours are:
November 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Wednesday, December 3 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Wednesday, December 31 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 
Tree of Giving
Decorate the Tree of Giving with new or lightly-used winter items like hats, gloves, and scarves now through January 4, 2015.  Donated items will be given to the Salvation Army for those cold winter months!
Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay is sponsored by the Byron L. Walter Family Trust, Green Bay Packaging, Inc., Schneider National Foundation and the Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin. Thanks also to the Associated Bank, Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, the K.C. Stock Foundation, Dr. Richard and Ellen Horak, the Green Bay Packers Foundation, the Joseph & Sarah VanDrisse Trust, Let Me Be Frank Productions and WFRV TV 5 for their support. 

Submitted by:
Rachel Patterson
Neville Public Museum Foundation
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
[email protected]

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