Every House Has a History

Research the genealogy of your house:  Saturday, November 16, at 10:00am.

Using the same set of skills that you use to research your family, you can record the history and life of your family's home, and possibly learn more about your ancestors in the process.

Learn to use the tools that will make your house come alive. 

Susan Fassbender began her journey into the historical past of Outagamie County and beyond in 1998.  What began as a Christmas present for her father-in-law, has turned into a passion for the history of the community, its people, and how they lived their lives. For Susan, genealogy is much more than dates — she wants to know how the people she is researching lived and interacted with the community in which they lived.  While assisting others with
finding the names and dates of their relatives is rewarding, her favorite request comes when a client wishes to know more about their house and the neighborhood in which it stood. 

The house pictured is the home of Joseph Porsche at 742 Third Street in Menasha in the 1930’s.  It is part of the library’s historical photograph collection.


All library events are free and open to everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 967-3662, within 24 hours of the event, to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  This program will take place in a room with a hearing loop for those with hearing devices equipped with a t-coil.  The hearing loop was proviced by Menasha Coporation Foundation.

We're open:

Mon-Thurs 8:30am - 8:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm