SHEBOYGAN COUNTY – This November will feature an eclectic mix of events hosted by the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.
History on the Move: Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2-3:30 p.m.
Take a trip through two of America’s most impactful decades by exploring Sheboygan County news stories of the 1950s and 1960s. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at Generations, 1500 Douglas Drive in Plymouth.
2022 Symposium: Great Lakes History, Promise and Peril, Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
This year’s symposium will focus on Lake Michigan scholarship. Leading the discussion will be an all-star lineup of scholars. Programs include “Sailing America’s Inland Sea: Lake Michigan in the Age of Sail” by Dr. Ted Karamanski, “Charting the Inland Seas: French Exploration and Mapping of Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes, 1534-1675” by Dr. Patrick Jung, “The Lady Elgin Disaster: Milwaukee’s Civil War Tragedy” by Brandon Baillod, and “The Eastland Story” by Todd Gordon.
There is no registration fee for the symposium. To register, call 920-467-4667 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Saturdays: Journeys into Local History, Saturday, Nov. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
November’s topic will be “Greendale, A Planned Community.” The program will be presented by Daina Penkiunas, and will explore the history of Greendale, a Milwaukee suburb built as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill St. in Plymouth.
Genealogy Class: Maps, Their Uses and Importance in Genealogy and History, Monday, Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m.
This month’s Genealogy Class will explore the many uses of maps in discovering one’s family history. The program will take place at the Research Center, 518 Water St. in Sheboygan Falls. The cost is $15 for SCHRC members, and $20 for non-members.
A Treemendous Celebration, Saturday, Nov. 26-Friday, Dec. 30, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 4-9 p.m.
This holiday event will profile Sheboygan Falls’ Cole Historic District by displaying over 100 Christmas trees of various themes. There will be 80 lighted trees at SCHRC’s facilities at 518 Water St. and 511 Adams St., along with additional trees on Water Street and the Research Center grounds. On Nov. 26, kids will also have a chance to visit with Santa.
The event is free and open to the public, but there will be jars available for free-will offerings to support the Research Center. The fundraising goal is $20,000.