Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Fond du Lac would not exist without Lake Winnebago. The community’s name even means “foot of the lake.” But what has life on the lake looked like over the past 150 years or so?

Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will answer that question during “Boating Life on Lake Winnebago.” This History at Home program will be held Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. in the McLane Room at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

The program will recall the early days boating on the lake, including Langdon Divers’ steamboating days. A slideshow will display scenes of life on the lake from days gone by, while Reinhardt shares fun stories.

This History at Home program will be presented both in-person and online. To attend April 14 in-person, register at starting March 31; space is limited. The program also may be viewed online on the library’s Facebook page at; a Facebook account is not needed to watch from home.

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. Many History at Home programs are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel.