The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on May 18 will feature the second installment of a new quarterly event: Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of archival photos of the fires and firefighters in the area’s past.
Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender know there’s much to learn and uncover about our local history. In their annual wintertime history presentations at the Fond du Lac Public Library, now into year four, they’ve uncovered an enormous local appetite for the stories of our past.
Like many communities in the early 1900s, Fond du Lac struggled with how to care for orphaned or abandoned children. Fond du Lac decided that rather than send these children to big facilities in bigger towns and cities, they would care for them here in the Children’s Home. Active for more than 50 years, the Children’s Home was a sprawling complex located at 35 W. Follett St.
Living in the modern world means living with stress, and stress – the saying goes – kills. Learning how to proactively deal with stress is an invaluable skill in a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Heather Schmidt will teach how to Dial Back the Stress at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio.
Fake news is in the news. From the highest seat in government to internet trolls, accusations of fakery have been getting a lot of press. The consequences are real, though, for an informed citizenry. It’s hard to know what to trust.
Artists are invited to submit samples for an exhibit in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery in June. The theme: Lovely Trees. All mediums are accepted; depending on the level of interest, either one or two pieces per artist will be shown. Artists aged 18 and older are invited to submit the following:
Inclement weather on March 1 canceled the popular Fond du Lac Public Library weekly program, “Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War,” so the series has been extended a week and will run through March 29. The programs are free; no registration required.
In 1828, a young, highly educated Stockbridge Indian named Electa Quinney arrived in Statesburg in the Michigan Territory, brought west from New York to teach Indian students. It was 20 years before Wisconsin became a state. Statesburg, situated on a bend in the Fox River, is now known as Kaukauna, and Quinney is credited as Wisconsin’s first public school teacher.