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February 3, 2015

Wisconsin History Tour Open at the Neville Public Museum
Green Bay, WI---February 3, 2015---The Wisconsin History Tour, a new outreach program from the Wisconsin Historical Society, is open at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County. The Wisconsin History Tour: Sharing Wisconsin's Stories One Community at a Time centers on a handcrafted traveling exhibit and history-related programming that offers a sampling of the history and stories that the Society has been gathering since its founding in 1846. The exhibit will be on display at Neville Public Museum through March 15.
History comes alive for a week-long programming celebration Feb. 17-21, when the Tour brings authors, genealogists, archivists, architects, and archaeologists to present special programs for all ages that include: genealogy workshops, lunchtime history discussions, Packers history, a sneak preview of the new Wisconsin Public Television documentary "Remarkable Homes," and a "History Happy Hour" at Titletown Brewing Company in Green Bay on Feb. 19. 
Programming week kicks off Feb. 17 with a 10 a.m. exhibit "Meet and Greet" welcome by Tour Host and Wisconsin Historical Society Director of Outreach Jim Draeger followed by a noontime Your Stuff, Your Story program that invites area residents to bring one item (or a photo of it) from their collection and share the story behind it. The afternoon features Exploring Wisconsin's Newspaper History at 4:00 p.m. followed by a special showing of what is believed to be the state's oldest existing movie, "A Gay Day in Green Bay," filmed in 1913 by Charles C. Pyle (before he became a famous sports reporter) and recently re-discovered in a Green Bay Press-Gazette vault, at 7:00 p.m.
Programs on February 18 include Practical Preservation for Your Family Treasures presented by Katie Mullen at 10:00 a.m, The Bingo Queens of Oneida presented by author Michael Hoeft at noon, and Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin presented by UW-Madison professor Dr. Patty Loew at 6:00 p.m.
February 19 programs include Shipwrecks of Green Bay and Door County presented by Tamara Thomsen at 10:00 a.m., and Flavors of Wisconsin presented by chef and author Terese Allen at noon.
On February 20 see a preview of Wisconsin’s Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes presented by Jim Draeger and Wisconsin Public Television at 10:00 a.m. and Beyond the End Zone: The Keepers of Packer History presented by Packer Hall of Fame Curator, Brent Hensel and author and curator Matt Foss at noon.
Additional information on the Wisconsin History Tour programs at the Neville Museum can be found at www.NevillePublicMuseum.org and a full schedule of Wisconsin History Tour programs can be found at www.wisconsinhistorytour.org.
After its Green Bay stop, the Tour heads to Appleton, Eau Claire, Superior, and beyond in 2015.
The Neville Public Museum would like to thank the Ashwaubenon Historical Society, Brown County Historical Society, De Pere Historical Society, Pulaski Area Historical Society, UW Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center, and the Green Bay &
De Pere Antiquarian Society for their artifact and content contributions to this exhibit.
While the Wisconsin History Tour is on display the Neville Public Museum is pleased to honor memberships from the participating historical societies!
The Wisconsin Historical Society would also like to thank Wisconsin History Tour sponsors. The Tour is generously underwritten in part by the Kohler Trust for Preservation and brought to Green Bay by Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Green Bay Packers Foundation, and Hilbert Communications with additional support from the Judd S. Alexander Foundation, the Bemis Company, BMO Harris Bank, Culver's, Murco Fund, Plenco, Racine Community Foundation, Racine Rotary Foundation, and We Energies Foundation. Promotional support is provided by American Printing and Wisconsin Public Radio.
Submitted by:
Rachel Patterson
Neville Public Museum Foundation
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303

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