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Author Ramirez at Chapter 52 on Aug 19

Local author Thomas Ramirez will sell and sign copies of his memoir, That Wonderful Mexican Band, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at Chapter 52 Bookstore, next door to the Fond du Lac Public Library at 52 Sheboygan St.

FDL Picture Show: Church and School Aug 17

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on August 17 will feature the third installment of the quarterly Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of historical photos of area churches and schools.

My Hometown researchers meet Jul 19

This spring, historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender have a grassroots, community-based historical research project called My Hometown. Open to anyone who wished to learn how to research the past, the group embarked on researching buildings in Fond du Lac.

'Lovely Trees' exhibit Jun 7-Jul 5

As spring turns to summer, the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery will celebrate the greening of the landscape with Lovely Trees, a themed exhibit, June 7 to July 5. The show, organized by gallery curator Mel Kolstad, is the result of a public call to art.

More than 40 artists submitted pieces in a variety of media.

'Hickory: The Lost Legacy' on Jun 15

The indigenous hickory tree has played a dominant role in Wisconsin’s history stretching back more than 10,000 years. On hand to tell its story is Wisconsin Hickory Association’s Kevin DeCramer, who will present “Hickory: The Lost Legacy,” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required.

Dreifuerst chosen for Idea Studio summer residency

“Yoo hoo!” So said Kathryn Dreifuerst when she learned that her application was chosen for the paid summer residency program, a first, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Dreifuerst’s application was selected for the two-month program during which she’ll work on original art in the studio and conduct several classes for the public.

May 18 Picture Shows: Fires & Firefighting

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s popular History at Home series on May 18 will feature the second installment of a new quarterly event: Fond du Lac Picture Shows. At 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m., Tracy Reinhardt of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society will share a slideshow of archival photos of the fires and firefighters in the area’s past.

My Hometown for budding historians May 17 & 24

Historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender know there’s much to learn and uncover about our local history. In their annual wintertime history presentations at the Fond du Lac Public Library, now into year four, they’ve uncovered an enormous local appetite for the stories of our past.

FDL Children’s Home updates Apr 20

Like many communities in the early 1900s, Fond du Lac struggled with how to care for orphaned or abandoned children. Fond du Lac decided that rather than send these children to big facilities in bigger towns and cities, they would care for them here in the Children’s Home. Active for more than 50 years, the Children’s Home was a sprawling complex located at 35 W. Follett St.

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