1923 – 2023

As we enter our second century, we are planning a community-wide celebration in collaboration with other organizations throughout the community under the umbrella: A Century of Women’s Leadership.  The women who founded the Antiquarian Society were also responsible for the institution of the Kellogg Library, now the Brown County Library, the establishment of the Neville Public Museum, the Green Bay Garden Club, the Shakespeare Club, and the Green Bay Art Colony.  When they saw our community artifacts being sold to outside buyers, they established the Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society.

In this retrospective year, we examine this collaborative leadership style, an emerging trend in leadership initiatives today.  We will post associated websites in the spirit of collaboration.  For more information, use the contact form on this site.


Great News!

The Centennial celebration, dinner, and program will be one of the first community events at the Mulva Cultural Center in De Pere!  Tickets will be limited to 200 so watch for unfolding news about the event and how to get your member-first ticket.

Neville Public Museum Dinner Series:

The Bingo Queens of Oneida


Thursday, September 22, 2022

By Mike Hoeft

Dinner at 5:00 – Presentation at 6:00

Before Indian casinos sprouted up around the country, a few enterprising tribes got their start in gambling by opening bingo parlors. A group of women on the Oneida Indian Reservation just outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, introduced bingo in 1976 simply to pay a few bills. Bingo not only paid the light bill at the struggling civic center but was soon financing vital health and housing services for tribal elderly and poor.

$27.50 for each Neville Public Museum member  |  $32.50 for each Non-member

Reservations required:  Contact Kathy at 920-448-7847

Weidner Philharmon!c

Women’s Work

September 24

7:30 Concert, Panel at 6:30

This special program is composed entirely by women with inpiration stemming from our own backyard to the farthest reaches of the globe. It is a surprising, eclectic and fun concert featuring a world premiere, a familiar piece with deep Wisconsin roots, a composition inspired by a faraway Indonesian volcano, and a finale that is scored for full orchestra and audience members who are not passive listeners but are part of the score as active participants.  A reimagining of what a night at the symphony can be!

Compositions by:

Clarice Assads: É Gol

Stacy Garrop: Krakatoa

Jennifer Higdon: Light                                                                                                                                   (Commissioned by the Green Bay Symphony Guild Composers Club)

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst: Out of Darkness: This

Conducted by

Michael Alexander

Robert Nordling

Featured Soloist: Michael Hall



UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Women’s Leadership and the Weidner invite you to:

A concert and special panel discussion featuring three female composers. Did you know that only 5% of orchestral programs feature compositions by women?  Hear from these artists about how they find their footing and place in their field and if such under-representation impacts the way they work.

Use the code IWL for $30 tickets to an exclusive reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by an inspiring conversation with tremendous artists at 6:30 p.m. and an eclectic concert at 7:30 p.m.

A Conversation with Maud

Monday, Oct. 17


Portrayed by Sara Ramaker and interviewed by Dotty Juengst
Hear about Maud McCreery, a Green Bay Suffragist who worked to pass the vote for women, first in Wisconsin and then in the US from New York to California.  During 1911-12, Maud was deeply involved in Wisconsin’s women’s suffrage referendum campaign. This state referendum gave male voters the opportunity to give Wisconsin women the vote, but they did not. Thus, began the more than seven-year intensive effort by Maud, campaigning to ratify the 19th Amendment.  In June, 1919, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment. When Tennessee, the 39th state, ratified it in August 1920, the 19th Amendment became the law in the U.S.  Maud then used her speaking and organizing skills to work for peace and promoting better working conditions for women.  Her moto was “Organize, Agitate, and Educate”

Village Grille

801 Hoffman Rd.
Social at 5:30 — Program from 6:00 to 7:00

This is a free event.  Reservations are required: [email protected].

Neville Public Museum Dinner Series:

Letters from Clara

Thursday, October 20, 2022

By Janet Newman

Dinner at 5:00 – Presentation at 6:00

Learn about the inspiring Clara Pagel through a collection of letters uncovered detailing her adventures around the world in 1936.

$27.50 for each Neville Public Museum member  |  $32.50 for each Non-member

Reservations required:  Contact Kathy at 920-448-7847

Page Turners is presented by UntitledTown,

a program of the Friends of

the Brown County library Book Discussion Group

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

By Rebecca Donner

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A new book tells the story of a Wisconsin woman who fought the rise of Adolf Hitler as part of the German resistance.  The book follows Mildred Harnack from her early life in Milwaukee to her cdecision to move to Berlin with her German-born husband in 1929 where she studied literature.  The two became part of a secret network that tried to stop the notzis’ rise to power.  They were imprisoned and executed in 1943.

Passed down through generations, their great-great-grandniece, Rebecca Donner always knew it was a story she would write.


Free and Open to the public.

Brown County Library, 515 Pine St., Green Bay

Neville Public Museum

Generations Gallery Art Rotation:

Howard Pyle and

   and American Illustration

January 2023 – December 2023

The Neville Public Museum currently houses and cares for a collection of 22 paintings created by Howard Pyle, one of America’s most popular illustrators and authors at the end of the 19th century. The collection is thought to be the third largest collection of Pyle’s work and was purchased by the Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society in 2007. This exhibit will highlight these works and other items from the permanent collection relating to illustration art. 


Neville Public Museum Dinner Series:

The Abiding Influence of an Art Teacher and an Aesthete:

A Celebration of the Life, Lore,

and Sartorial Splendor of Howard Pyle

Thursday, February 9, 2023

By Father James Neilson, O’Praem

Dinner at 5:00 – Presentation at 6:00

From Vincent van Gogh to Captain jack Sparrow, Howard Pyle has excited the curiosity of generations of artists and dreamers.

Howard Pyle is considered the father of American illustrators and founder of th Brandywine School of Art.  N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell all credit Pyle’s inspiration for their work.  In fact, one of N. C. Wyeth’s sons was named Howard Pyle Wyeth.


The collections of Pyle paintings were acquired as part of the Heritage Collection.  Originally part of the Brown County Library holdings and slated for public auction, the Antiquarians raised $1.3M to keep the collection in Brown County.  The collection, which the Antiquarians had restored and reframed, is available to travel to other museums.
Registration is required. $27.50 for each Neville Public Museum member  |  $32.50 for each Non-member

Reservations required:  Contact Kathy at 920-448-7847

Happy Birthday, Service League!

90th Birthday Gala

March 4, 2023

Watch for Details!

Service League is celebrating 90 years in 2023.  A Gala event is planned at the Historic Hotel Northland.  We will be highlighting the contributions of the women in our community throughout Service League’s 90 years.

Service League of Green Bay is a charitable organization whose purpose is to meet the physical, educational, and emotional needs of the children of Brown County by providing volunteer hours and financial support.  As a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, Service League of Green Bay fully funds all of its own projects and donates every dollar raised by our members. Founded in 1933, Service League is a longstanding women’s organization whose members are passionate about positively impacting the lives of children in need.

Our members donate countless hours volunteering for Service League projects and in our community.   All proceeds raised from fundraising allow the Service League of Green Bay to continue to support and grow our Back to School Store that benefits so many children in our community. The women of Service League are very dedicated to helping others and making an impact on the lives of the children we serve, but we could not do it without the help of those around us!


Neville Public Museum Dinner Series:

Katharine Wright:                                    Those Flyboys from Dayton

Thursday, April 20, 2023

By Jessica Michna

Dinner at 5:00 – Presentation at 6:00

Behind the genius of the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, was their beloved and devoted sister, Katharine.  She may be often overlooked by history, but
 make no mistake, she was an integral variable in the equation that solved the mystery of controlled flight.
$27.50 for each Neville Public Museum member  |
$32.50 for each Non-member

Reservations required:

Contact Kathy at 920-448-7847