Monday, June 27, 2022

Could you be living in a home once owned by Fond du Lac founding father Mason Darling?

Learn this and more on Thursday, July 14 at 6 pm during the History at Home program in the McLane Room at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will guide community members back through history as she identifies homes you may not have known have historic pedigrees.

In the 1950s, Fond du Lac historian Ruth Shaw Worthing documented with photographs some of the many Fond du Lac homes notable for their famous former residents. Many 'ordinary' homes were originally owned by mayors, city officials, businessmen and others who contributed to the growth of the Fond du Lac community.  

Some of these houses are no longer standing, a few were moved to new locations, and many are still standing, including the home of Mason Darling, the "Father of Fond du Lac".

Reinhardt will discuss these homes and share some of Worthing’s images during the program.

History at Home programs focus on stories about the area's past every month. Programs are held on the second Thursday of every month at 6 pm in the McLane Room. The programs are free; no registration is necessary to attend. Those who are unable to attend in person may watch live via Facebook at Many History at Home programs also are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel.