Historical society seeks donations of vintage items
The Fremont Area Historical Society will hold its second Acquisitions Day of the summer on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The group seeks original photos, objects and paperwork that will help tell the story of housewives, farmers, Native Americans, cheesemakers, lumbermen, teachers, tavern keepers, business owners and others.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, two volunteers will be at the museum, N7403 State Highway, 110, Fremont, to record information about items people used in any era in the village of Fremont and the towns of Bloomfield, Caledonia, Fremont and Wolf River.
The more information, the better the society can tell the story of area life in museum displays.
Additional volunteers will answer questions about exhibits of the 2016 season, including wedding dresses and photos from 1896 to 2010, loaned by area residents.
Visitors 60 years and older are especially invited to help identify people in photos from the society’s collection.
Admission is free; monetary donations are welcome.
At the Acquisitions Day in July, World War II ration coupons were among the items donated.
They are now on display.
Donated items about any facet of life are invited.
Among the current topics of special interest are:
• Hunting, fishing and lumbering.
• Military veterans: artifacts or information for each veteran for the file which was started in 2014.
• The Wolf River apple. The historical society wonders if anyone has vintage photos or a living tree currently bearing fruit.
Donations of items may be made at other times by appointment. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-594-1474.