This summer the Neville Public Museum is proud to host two amazing temporary exhibitions; Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America on loan from the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C, and Building Our Community: 100 Years of Architecture and Design in Brown County, which was created in collaboration with architects from Berners-Schober Associates.
As if the exhibits weren’t enough, the Neville is providing the following free public programs that explore the themes within our galleries in greater detail!
Architecture, Planning, and Politics
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Alderman Mark Steuer will discuss the development of the Fort Howard and Broadway districts, and the efforts of the Historic Preservation Commission to protect and maintain the city’s historic structures. After the program join Mark for a walking tour of Fort Howard!
America's Most Infamous Terrorist Organization Goes Mainstream: The Ku Klux Klan Marches Down Pennsylvania Avenue
Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Join UW-Baraboo/Sauk County professor Mike Jacobs for a presentation about the Ku Klux Klan, America's most infamous and formidable terrorist organization. During the 1920s the KKK tried to cast itself as the true expression of American patriotism and the American people. Millions of people agreed - joining the organization and diversifying their activities beyond their reputation of intimidation and violence.
Fear, Freedom, and Foreigners: Close to Home
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Wisconsin reflected locally the national issues that this series, SPIES, TRAITORS, SABOTEURS: Fear and Freedom in America explores. Dean Strang, J.D. will present one of these local stories. A 1917 trail of Italian alleged anarchists in Milwaukee, in the first fearful days off this nation's fighting in WWI, became a proxy proceeding for the deadly, unsolved bombing of Milwaukee's central police station. That nearly-forgotten bombing killed more American police officers than any other act of terror until September 11, 2001.
Green Bay Architectural History
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Drawing on the architectural and engineering firm's 117+ year history, several members of Berners-Schober will hold a panel discussion on significant Green Bay structures. The panel will include Ian Griffiths, Libby Parrish, Derek Gruber, and Kristin Pritchard, along with other firm members who were involved in researching their current Neville exhibit featuring the firm's buildings. They will discuss the chronology of Green Bay's development through the work of the firm, and answer questions on historic business, public, and residential buildings.