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Second Saturdays- JOURNEYS INTO LOCAL HISTORY

Second Saturdays is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin. ​


Second Saturdays- Journeys Into Local History is made possible by a donation from the Kohler Foundation.


Second Saturdays began its new season in September. 

All presentations begin at 9:30am.


February 10, 2018  -  Anything and Everything Wade House
Location: Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI  53083
(920) 892-8409
Guest Speaker: Jim Willaert

Wade House Curator of Interpretation and curator of the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, Jim Willeart will discuss the Wade House site focus on the hotel, but also celebrates the world of plank roads and stagecoach transport, horse-drawn travel and a mid-1800s Wisconsin settlement.  Jim will take us back in time, highlight the Wade House historic site's growth and accomplishments and talk about the crazy stories that also accompany the real history of this amazing site.


March 10, 2018  -  The 75th Anniversary of the U.S.S. Cobia and much more.
Location: Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI  53083
(920) 892-8409
Guest Speaker: Matthew Kadow

Moored along the Manitowoc River, adjacent to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, is the World War II fleet submarine USS Cobia (SS-245). Cobia has local and national significance as an icon of Wisconsin's shipbuilding heritage. It will celebrate its 75th anniversary of launch in 2018. Matthew, Education Programs Coordinator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum will bring the launch of the Cobia to life, and bring us up to speed on the other amazing things happening in Manitowoc.


April 14, 2018  -  This Storied River, A Tour of the Upper Mississippi River
Location: Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI  53085
(920) 892 - 8409
Guest Speaker:  Dennis McCann

Long-time journalist Dennis McCann takes us on an intimate tour of the Upper Mississippi River -- from Dubuque, Iowa, to the Minnesota headwaters, and dozens of places in between. Far more than a travel guide, "This Storied River" celebrates the Upper Mississippi's colorful history and the unique role the river has played in shaping the Midwest. McCann explores the stories of people and places linked by the Mighty Mississippi's past, informed by newspaper accounts, local historical society documents, and the shoe-leather research of an experienced reporter with a deep love for his subject. Each chapter includes a short list of must-see sites for the modern-day explorer. 


May 12, 2018  -  Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook and Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club 
Location: Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI  53085
(920) 892-8409
Guest Speakers:  Mary Bergin and Holly DeRuyter

​The supper club is a tradition and now somewhat of a phenomenon found in the Upper Midwestern states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. They are so retro that they are coming back in to vogue. Travel through the Badger State with Mary and discover what made these supper clubs and the iconic fare stand the test of time. With more than 60 recipes from 40 supper clubs, Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook will uncover the secrets to the food and the drinks that keep people coming back to these landmark eateries any time of the day. Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club - the film - will take us into this uniquely Wisconsin institution.

 



 


 


 
 


 

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