Oshkosh Public Museum


Discover history and compelling stories told through innovative exhibitions and educational programs. Situated just off the Fox River near historic downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Oshkosh Public Museum is a non-profit regional history museum, an amazing resource for research and discovery. Step inside the interactive People of the Waters and explore Wisconsin's prehistoric past and Native American culture that spans at least 13,000 years. Uncover the hidden treasures of Grandma’s Attic, experience pioneer life on the frontier, and discover the hardships of a Civil War soldier. And, enjoy an incredible rotation of engaging temporary exhibitions that will both inspire and entertain guests of all ages and interests. Several galleries of the Oshkosh Public Museum are located in the historic Sawyer home, a beautiful English Tudor Revival residence built in 1908 for lumber baron and banker Edgar P. Sawyer and Mary Jewell Sawyer. A visit to the Museum is hardly complete without a stroll through the halls to marvel at the stunning carved woodwork, exquisite artwork, fine glass and ceramics, and the rich Tiffany treasures. A definite must-do is to watch the brilliant hourly performance of the Apostles Clock, a rare monumental timepiece built in 1895.



  • excerpt: We are History Geeks, and we want you to be part of our family! We're here to learn about history, sure, but we're also here to have FUN! The Oshkosh Public Museum is dedicated to showing you all that the Lake Winnebago Region has to offer, including cool artifacts, details of historic life in Oshkosh, and so much more.
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    • South of the Fox River
    • University
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