Keeping & Protecting Our Legacy

The Antiquarian Society actively supports our museum initiatives, collects and preserves artifacts important to that history, and pursues history education for Brown County and the State of Wisconsin.
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Be a History Backer!

For a century, the Antiquarians saved our rich heritage from the auction block, preserved precious artifacts, and contributed to museum initiatives. Antiquarian grants restore important artifacts, supplement collections, and prevent community treasures from leaving the community. Visit some of our extensive collection – all displayed at local museums, schools, and financial institutions – online. Pictured is one of four paintings by Howard Pyle in the "Travels of the Soul" allegory published in 1902. The paintings were first published in December issue of the Century Magazine. They were purchased by A. Wendall Kimball and donated to the Kellogg Library (Now the Brown County Library) in 1904. The Antiquarian Society, as part of the Heritage Collection purchase, saved them from leaving the community. They are now kept at the Neville Public Museum. Members have the rare opportunity to explore our museum storehouses as they inventory our collections. In addition to working with collections and hosting activities, members actively engage in deepening their understanding of local history through study and book groups.

Featured Artifacts

Since 1923 the Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society, Inc. has acquired artifacts, artwork, antiquities and buildings that have national and regional historic provenance. See below for our featured artifacts or click here to visit our entire library.

We acknowledge that we live and work on the ancestral homelands of the Ho-Chunk and Menominee Nations

Upcoming Events

Join us in celebrating our 100th anniversary! Our organization was begun with only 6 members and today we have nearly 200 members.  Over the century we have raised a few
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Program: “Native American Basket Weaving” with Rae Skenandore, member of the Oneida Nation will present a program on basket weaving. How baskets were used by different groups of Native Americans,
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