Historic Sawyer Home grounds

Celebrating a Century of Heritage

Close-up view of carved woodwork in the Historic Sawyer Home

Your History, Your Legacy – OPM 100

In 2024, the Oshkosh Public Museum proudly marks a century of preserving and sharing the vibrant history and culture of our community. Join us in commemorating this milestone throughout the year.

About OPM 100:  For 100 years, the Oshkosh Public Museum has been a cornerstone of our city's cultural legacy. OPM 100 is a tribute to the countless stories, artifacts, and moments that have shaped our past and continue to inspire the future. Click here for the full press release.

Join the Celebration: As we embark on this landmark year, we invite you to be a part of OPM 100.

- Visit OPM Tuesday-Saturday 10-4:30

- Follow us on social media: Facebook and Instagram 

- Support our work as a member or corporate mission partner

- Participate in the festivities! Read on to find out how. 

Exhibitions, Programs + Events

Special Exhibits:

Sawyer Saga – A trilogy of exhibitions telling the story, legacy, and impact of the Sawyer Family in Oshkosh. Part One opening March 15; Part Two opening June 15; Part Three opening September 21

1920s Oshkosh: Colorful Times in Black and White – See Oshkosh, 100 years younger! Opening February 6.

Educational Programs: Explore our past through a lens of learning with educational programs designed to enlighten and enrich.

American Girls: 1920s History with Claudie – Join the party to win an American Girl® Claudie and accessories! Saturday, February 24, 2024

Preserving Memories Workshops:

- How to Care for Your Family Photos – Saturday, April 20, 2024 Details to follow. 

- How to Care for Your Treasured Textiles – Saturday, October 5, 2024 Details to follow. 


Visitors in an exhibit of Helen Farnsworth Mears
A gathering held in the Historic Sawyer Home library. Credit to Phil Weston

Celebrate with us!

Special Events: Experience a series of engaging events throughout the year! Both familiar and fresh, there’s something for everyone during OPM 100.

Date Night at the Museum – Bring a friend or special someone for an evening at the Museum. We’ll provide the hors d’oeuvres and history. Good conversation provided by you! Friday, February 9, 2024

Historic Osh Hop – Get access to historic properties around Oshkosh through this exclusive event! Locations include The Doe House, The Corbett House, and more to be announced! Saturday, May 11, 2024

Día de los Muertos – An uplifting celebration of lost loved ones through traditional elements, vibrant colors, and the arts. Join us for our third-annual free celebration of Day of the Dead! Saturday, November 2, 2024

A Toast to a Century: OPM 100 Reception – Cheers to a century of memories, and to the countless stories yet to unfold! More information to come. Friday, November 8, 2024

Support OPM 100

Your History, Your Legacy – OPM 100

Be part of OPM 100 and demonstrate your commitment to the vitality of the Oshkosh region as a mission partner of the Oshkosh Public Museum!

The Oshkosh Public Museum preserves and promotes history, art, and culture for Oshkosh residents and visitors. Like you, we envision the best possible Oshkosh community: Our vision is to create a community of culture within the City of Oshkosh.

Corporate Mission Partner opportunities begin at $1,500 annually. Click here for more information

Join as a member and receive free admission for a full twelve months, plus discounted or free tickets to programs and events. Click here for more information

Questions? Contact the Development Office at 920.236.5763 or click here.

Photo credits: Amy Maile, HZL Photography, Weston Imaging Group, The Wisconsin Explorer

Arch and pathway outside the Oshkosh Public Museum