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.
Half day at school? Party at the library! Kids ages 6-12 are invited to an afternoon party at 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, with Battle-It-Out-Bingo, snacks and the showing of the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Free. No registration.
1. Eligibility: FDLPL Teen Photo Contest is open to students in grades 6 through 12 who attend school or are homeschooled in Fond du Lac County. FDLPL employees and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter (but are welcome to submit photos for display that would be ineligible for judging or prizes).
Art, in expression and appreciation, can heal. That’s the theme and thesis of the exhibit, Art, Healing and Well-Being, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery February 4 to March 4.
If money worries are giving you a headache, maybe it’s time for some preventative medicine. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Family Living Educator Michelle Tidemann will present Where Does the Money Go? at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.
Years ago, attorney Terry Gaffney came across souvenir guide books from the late 1890s and early 1900s that promoted Fond du Lac to visitors and conventioneers. Both books included pages of photos of “representative” homes, featuring the abodes of the city’s most-comfortable citizens.
Intrigued, Gaffney tracked down the houses. Some were in disrepair and some beautifully restored.