Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Oshkosh Public Museum lights up with Deck the Halls; Kids receive free admission, and adults only $3.50, during this exhibition

The Deck the Halls holiday experience at the Oshkosh Public Museum opens on Saturday, November 18, 2017and will be on display until December 31. In staying true to its mission, the Museum is offering free admission to children under age 18, and adult admission is only $3.50, during this annual extravaganza.
Experience the historic Sawyer home decorated in its holiday splendor, and the life-size Christmas Village exhibit windows showcase a festive display of recreated scenes from favorite holiday movies. At the center of it all is the unbelievably-detailed wooden toy circus made in the 1940s by Marshall and Ruth Magnusen for their sons, Karl and Jim. And yes, the Museum Elves will be back and are already planning on how to stump visitors with their new hiding places.

The Oshkosh Public Museum Auxiliary’s Annual Gala is on Thursday, November 16, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Attendees can explore the new People of the Waters exhibition and enjoy an evening filled with music, holiday cheer, and an incredible array of savory hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts while viewing the beautiful holiday decorations. John and Marilyn Rogge will give a special musical performance at 6 pm. Admission is $15 to support the Oshkosh Public Museum. The evening will also include a cash bar and cash-and-carry basket raffle and silent auction (credit cards not accepted). The public is welcome.
This winter, the Museum will host REPLAY, a delightful, whimsical, and incredibly striking exhibition that is the ultimate flashback to the 80s, combining mediums and artists the world over. With more than 30 pieces of artwork on display, creatively using both traditional and unexpected media, REPLAY is intended to be nostalgic as it harkens back to the stories, games and experiences of this iconic era. REPLAY will be on display from February 18 to May 13, 2018.

The Oshkosh Public Museum is located at 1331 Algoma Boulevard. Regular hours are Tuesday–Saturday from 10 am–4:30 pm and Sunday from 1 pm–4:30 pm. The Museum will be closed on November 23 and December 24–26 for the holidays. Effective January 1, 2018, general admission to the Museum will be Adults $8, Seniors $6, College Students $6, and Children (age 6-17) $4. Museum Members, and children age five and under, are free. For more information about the Museum’s exciting events and exhibits, visit oshkoshmuseum.org, call 920.236.5799 or email museum@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.
About the Oshkosh Public Museum:
The Oshkosh Public Museum is a non-profit regional history museum entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 historical photographs, documents, and artifacts that represent the history, culture and heritage of the region. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Oshkosh Public Museum is an amazing resource for research and discovery of Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago region. The Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The Museum’s mission is to preserve the area’s colorful legacy, and to bring history to life through innovative exhibitions and educational programs that will both inspire and entertain guests of all ages and interests.

Don’t miss the Whoville Holiday Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 in Downtown Oshkosh

A Whoville Holiday returns to Downtown Oshkosh on Nov. 18, with a full day of family fun that even the Grinch won’t be able to resist.

The 3rd annual event is sponsored by the businesses and organizations in the Downtown Business Improvement District.
There is still time to get tickets for Breakfast with the Grinch, which has moved to the Oshkosh Convention Center to better accommodate the large crowd it draws. There are two seatings: 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. Registration is online only at www.downtownoshkosh.com.

Beyond breakfast, there are plenty of other Whoville activities going on throughout Downtown Oshkosh to get families in the holiday spirit:

Whoville Headquarters in Opera House Square
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pick up a map of all the day’s activities and Whoville specials at Downtown Oshkosh businesses.
Special appearance by Miss Oshkosh and Miss Oshkosh’s Outstanding Teen in the Square.

Free showings of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Time Theater
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (movies start on the hour)

A Grinchmas Celebration at the Oshkosh Public Library
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Under the Dome
Grinchy good fun includes reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jingle Bell Toss and Happy Holiday Plinko games; a holiday craft; and a family reading corner. Come in your best Whoville attire to get a photo taken and enter our costume contest. Enter at the old front doors on Washington Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

Free horse & carriage rides
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. leaving from the parking lot behind 459/461 N. Main St.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. leaving from Opera House Square

Throughout the holidays Downtown visitors can see the Whoville displays and window paintings by students in the Gifted and Talented Art Program of the Oshkosh Area School District.

For folks who want to transform their inner Grinch this season, Downtown Oshkosh is collecting donations for the Oshkosh Area Food Pantry, Christine Ann Center and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. From Nov. 16-Dec. 31 drop off items for any of those organizations at BMO Harris Bank, 50 Pearl Ave. Find wish lists for these charities at www.downtownoshkosh.com.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Oshkosh High/West Alumni Veterans Honor Wall Commemorative Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 11

Oshkosh High/West Alumni Veterans Honor Wall Commemorative Ceremony
Oshkosh West is hosting the Oshkosh High/West Veterans Honor Wall Commemorative Ceremony on Saturday, November 11th at 2pm in the Alberta Kimball Auditorium. The ceremony will “Welcome Home” the Oshkosh High and Oshkosh West veterans who served their country. There are 700 tickets available for this event and can be picked up at Door 38 from 8:30am-4:00pm starting Monday, October 30th. Tickets are free of charge and are given out on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will not be available the day of the event.  If you have any questions please call Andrew Schaller at 920-424-4090 ext. 3279 or email andrew.schaller@oshkosh.k12.wi.us.

Honor Wall Information
The Oshkosh High/West Alumni Veterans Honor Wall is a located between the two cafeterias at Oshkosh West High School. The Honor Wall pays tribute to those who sacrificed their time and life to protect the freedoms we have here in Oshkosh, WI as well as the United States of America. Each veterans name is engraved on a plate and attached to the wall that memorializes their service. Many of these veterans were never welcomed home in an appropriate manner and thanked for what they gave up. That is why, today, we welcome all our veterans home and thank them for their service to our country and Oshkosh, WI. Oshkosh High and Oshkosh West are proud of you and how you represented our school and community.

A website has been created as a digital memorial for the world to see. All the names that are engraved on the Veterans Honor Wall at Oshkosh West High School can be found on the digital Veterans Honor Wall. 

Help Nominate a Veteran

We Need Your Help! Oshkosh High/West does not have many records that show who served our country. The veterans who are currently on the Veterans Honor Wall have been nominated by their family and friends. If you know anyone who graduated from Oshkosh High School or Oshkosh West High School who served our country in one of the branches of the armed services please fill out the nomination form so proper tribute can be made.

Please contact Social Studies teacher Mr. Andrew Schaller if you have any questions, know of anyone who would be willing to help or provide a tax deductible donation to the project at andrew.schaller@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or (920) 424-4090 ext. 3279.  Thank you!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Eye on Oshkosh - Fit Oshkosh and Color-Brave Lending Library, taped 11-2-17

In this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with
Morgan Bailey and Paula Steger from Fit Oshkosh about the racial literacy
organization and its Color-Brave Lending Library. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Q-F70QmDjRc.

Eye on Oshkosh - Human Sex Trafficking, Toastmasters - taped 11-2-17

In the first half of this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Deb Martin and Pam Henkel about a Human Sex Trafficking event they have coming up to teach people about trafficking, how to recognize it, and how to help do something about it. In the second half, Martin and Henkel talk about a
recently-formed Toastmasters group in Oshkosh and how people who want to learn to become better public speakers, etc., can get involved. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/JJpn51POZCU.