Historical society to host clock expert
Heather Jensen will bring two generations of clock knowledge to the Fremont Area Museum at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27.
The museum, at N7403 State Hwy. 110, Fremont, is operated by the Fremont Area Historical Society.
Visitors are welcome to attend its 6 p.m. business meeting.
Jensen’s clock repair and sales shop is Passing Time Too at 112 W. North Water St., New London.
She apprenticed with her father, Stephen Krauss, who about 10 years ago retired from his Weyauwega shop, Passing Time.
The “Too” in her shop’s name references her father’s shop, as well as the second business located with the clocks, tattoos (’toos) by her fiancé, Peter Kuehl.
Jensen will explain different types of clocks and her repair business — she will work on any viable clock but no watches.
She said she will also assess the repairability of non-working clocks that visitors bring.
Those who attend the talk will also have an opportunity to view the museum exhibits of the 2016 season, including wedding dresses worn from 1896 to 2010, loaned with photos by area residents.
Visitors 60 years and older are especially invited to help identify a wall of photos from the society’s collection that lack any information. During the 2016 summer season, the museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept 3.
Visitors this year can take home a free ornament while supplies last.
The fabric stars, in patriotic or Christmas colors, were made and donated to the society by Aunt Dinah’s Quilting Party, an informal group that meets in the museum.
Interior remodeling has revealed original wainscoting that can be viewed on two walls in the 1884 brick building.
Additional exhibits include information about the Yellowstone Trail, a road-improvement project that arrived in Fremont in 1915; a corner remembering one-room schools; classic artifacts of the Fremont area; and items relating to the lifeblood of the region, the Wolf River.
Special events throughout the summer include an ice cream social on July 2.
Acquisitions Days have been designated on July 9 and Aug. 13, when people may bring in objects that may be appropriate for donation to the museum.
At other times, donations may be made by appointment.
For more information, call 920-594-1474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.