Last updated: 6/11/2020
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Street Address
1331 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Mailing Address
1331 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Brad Larson, Director
phone: 920-236-5769
Mike Breza, Assistant Director
phone: 920-236-5765
Debra Daubert, Curator
phone: 920-236-5767
Joan Lloyd, Registrar
phone: 920-236-5766
Scott Cross, Archivist
phone: 920-236-5773
Ingrid Law, Graphic Artist
phone: 920-236-5771
Tammy Malewski, Marketing Coordinator
Description

For over eight decades, the museum has been entrusted with the documentation, preservation, care, management, and exhibition of artifacts, photographs, film, and archival materials representing all aspects of Oshkosh's people and heritage. The archives hold an extensive collection of over 47,000 historic photographs and 1,078 linear feet of archival records and are considered one of Wisconsin's better archives. The museum collections encompass approximately 75,000 objects that relate to the community's past and the broader context of national history.

The Oshkosh Public Museum owns a diverse collection of objects and images representing the people and environment of Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago Region of East Central Wisconsin. More than 250,000 objects are held in trust by the museum including fine, folk and decorative arts, textiles, toys, natural history specimens, Native American objects, historic artifacts, and an outstanding archival collection.

The Oshkosh Public museum is a great community resource and depends on help from people just like you. If you love history, natural sciences or art, or just enjoy the great atmosphere of museums and like to meet and work with people, we invite you to contact us. Follow the links on the left to learn about the many ways you can get involved with the Oshkosh Public Museum!

Make the museum store your place to shop for unique gifts and mementos of Oshkosh. We have choices to fit every price range. The income derived from the store directly supports the museum and its programs.

Mission

Our mission is to identify, collect, document, preserve and interpret material culture, ideas, and values representing Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago Region. The Museum will strive to promote and nurture an understanding and an appreciation of this valuable legacy through easily accessible, quality exhibitions, programs, publications and other educational experiences.

History

The award-winning Oshkosh Public Museum was founded in 1924 and is the second oldest public museum in Wisconsin.

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Saturday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museums Annual Conference 2022
Richmond, Virginia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri
Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18, 2022 — Kingsport, Tennessee
Tennessee Association of Museums 2022 Annual Conference
Kingsport, Tennessee
Tuesday, March 22 - Friday, March 25, 2022 — Waco, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2022 - Growing Together: Tackling The Challenges Of Today & Tomorrow
Waco, Texas
Thursday, April 7 - Saturday, April 9, 2022 — Point Pleasant, West Virginia
West Virginia Association of Museums 2022 Conference
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Sunday, April 24 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
PA Museums’ 2022 Conference
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 15 - Saturday, May 28, 2022 — Statesboro, Georgia
Center of Excellence Tick Workshop 2022
Statesboro, Georgia
Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
InterActivity 2022: Play The Long Game -Association of Children's Museums
St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 — Slinger, Wisconsin
2022 Fire Museum Seminar
Slinger, Wisconsin
Sunday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022 — Golden, Colorado
2022 Country School Association of America Conference
Golden, Colorado
Thursday, June 23 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — Tacoma, Washington
ALHFAM 2022 CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEETING
Tacoma, Washington
Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022 — Owings Mills, Maryland
ASSOCIATION OF NATURE CENTER ADMINISTRATORS 2022 ANNUAL SUMMIT
Owings Mills, Maryland
Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 — Buffalo, New York
American Association for State and Local History 2022 On-site and Virual Conferences
Buffalo, New York