There was a time in Wisconsin that the bicycle – the “poor man’s horse” – ignited great controversy. It was considered not suitable for women. Or the working class. Or people of color. Those notions didn’t prevail through the era that “wheel fever” took hold of Wisconsin.
How did today’s leading manufacturer of recreational and commercial marine engines rise from the inadvertent purchase of 300 defective motors in 1939? Retired Mercury Marine executive Jim Hubbard will present “75 Years of Mercury Marine,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required. Refreshments will be served.
Historian and author Sally Powers-Albertz will present Fond du Lac’s Forgotten Pipe Man, the 1909 story of Jared Taylor, a member of the Taylor Park family and pipe man (hose tender) for the FDL Fire Dept. at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
County Executive Allen Buechel will be joined by Beth Erdman from the Dept. of Natural Resources to discuss and answer questions about the recent Lake Winnebago manure spill and other polluted runoff at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
The BookCellar’s annual Bag Sale will take place Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.
The Mega-Monday series of free, professional summer entertainment for all ages gets underway at the Fond du Lac Public Library on Monday, June 16, when Steve Russell will perform twice – at 10 a.m. and repeated at 1 p.m. – with his show of juggling, magic, comedy and good, clean fun.