More than 40 Wisconsin museums will be taking part in Wisconsin Museums Week May 14-22, including the New London Public Museum (NLPM). Join thousands around the world as we celebrate International Museum Day on May 18 and be part of honoring our local museum as well.
The theme for 2011 is “Museums and Memory: Objects Tell Your Story.” Museums preserve the memory and stories of their community. The objects are the expressions of our natural and cultural heritage. Many of them are fragile, some endangered and all need special care and conservation to save them for future generations. Wisconsin Museums Week and International Museum Day will be an occasion for visitors to discover and rediscover individual and collective memory.
Come to NLPM May 14-22 and explore our temporary exhibit Best of the Best, 2011. Discover unique items from area historical societies and museums including immigrant trunks from Iola Historical Society, tools used by the inventor of the hamburger from Seymour Community Historical Society, buttons and tools from Fremont’s Pearl Button works, local business and arts items from the Waupaca Historical Society, model trains from the New London Historical Society and unique archival items from Oshkosh Public Museum.
This is your chance to get a taste of our area historical societies and museums all in one location. Plus, for this celebration only, receive one free birds-eye view print of New London from either 1871 or 1893 when you purchase a museum t-shirt. T-shirts are on sale for $12.50 (regularly $14.50) and range in size from adult small to extra-large.
The New London Public Museum is located in the lower level of the New London Public Library, 406 S. Pearl St. and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The New London Public Museum can be reached at 920-982-8520 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Come explore with us.