Our February art exhibit is showcasing paintings by library staff member David Powell on the library’s art wall in the main-floor Miron Fireside Room. Dave is the driving force behind the library’s beautiful flower gardens, and he has transferred that artistic eye to painting oil and acrylic landscapes. Although he doesn’t consider himself an artist in a traditional sense, these works are evidence of how art is an outlet to express a connection with nature.
Please join us on Thursday, February 27, at 6:00pm in the Fireside Room to meet with Dave and share how he is developing his talent.
Lobby Glass Case
Crafts + Friends + Ideas. Craft enthusiasts, Christy Zarter, Sara Conner, and Laurie Davis are sharing a variety of their paintings, glasswork, rocks, ceramics and jewelry. They are self taught artists that met through the Rock Kindness movement and expanded from just rocks onto many different media.
Circulation Area Display Case
Remembering the George Banta Publishing Co.& the John Strange Pail & Tub Factory -
The George Banta Publishing Company was incorporated at the beginning of the 20th century and operated in the large brick building at the south end of the Racine Street Bridge. The John Strange Pail & Tub Factory was founded in 1881 at the south side of the Tayco Street bridge and later became the John Strange Paper Company, the Menasha Paperboard Mill, then the Sonoco-U.S. Paper Mill. This collection of artifacts and photographs will recount the history of two major Menasha manufacturers. It is curated by local historian and former Menasha Aldermen Steve Krueger.
Local History Alcove Display Case
Find this new display case in the new Local History Alcove on your left, as you enter the library's main floor. The display features Menasha's lighthouse, on the Lake Winnebago shore and the first lighthouse keeper. The case was loaned by Menasha Alderman Steven Krueger, and Mr. Krueger has provided this wonderful display.
Menasha History Display Case
Find this case in the corner at the start of the Fiction Collection. The case currently features a biography of library benefactor and community philanthropist Elisha D. Smith and his wife Julia Mowry. This exhibit is provided by the Menasha Historical Society.
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