Menasha Centennial Parade

The library has received a wonderful video clip of the Menasha Centennial Parade on July 4, 1953.

This video is part of a much larger collection of film taken by Roland Heideman.  Mr. Heideman captured family and community events with his 8mm camera from about 1940 until approximately 1960.

There's a substantial file in the library's local history collection that provides many details about the centennial celebration, but we'd still like to know more!  Do you recognize any of the people in the video?  Can you identify where it was filmed?  According to the program, the parade began at the corner of Ahnaip and Nicolet, moved to Washington Street, and then turned right from Tayco Street on to Main Stret.  From Main Street the parade traveled North on Racine Street, finally turning right on Second Street and concluding at Jefferson Park.  

If you can provide additional details about the clip, please contact Joe at the Reference Desk at 967-3696 or

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