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Prange’s Then & Now: An Event about the Human Connection of Local Business

July 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sheboygan County Museum (SCM) hosts a primarily outdoor event at SCM’s Weinhold Log Cabin celebrating how local consumer spaces fill needs with their goods and with human connection.

Highlighting the popular Prange’s Department Store “then” (1887–1992) and the power of small businesses downtown Sheboygan “now,” SCM invites community members to share their stories on consuming local (then and/or now), meet current business owners, and enjoy Prange’s artifacts and Prange’s recipe baked goods.

Participating businesses include Ampersand Supply Co., Cee Bee Cookies & Treats, EOS Surf, Honey & Ace Design, Molly’s Cobbler Shop, and The Game Board.

The UW–Madison Badger Talk speaker, Alfonso Morales PhD, also connects how marketplaces “then & now” have driven culture and society.


12:00–3:00 Local Small Business Stations around the Weinhold Log Cabin
12:00, 12:30 Prange’s Photographer Ron Klunck presents a slideshow of the start, shopping, fire, and end of the store
1:00–2:00 Open Mic on the porch of the Weinhold Log Cabin:
“Why do you go?: Stories on Prange’s then and community connection points now”
2:00–3:00 Badger Talk provided by UW–Madison:
“Renascent Marketplaces: Understanding the Importance of Markets in History and to Us Now” by Alfonso Morales, PhD
This event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets to stay a while!

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July 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sheboygan County Museum
3110 Erie Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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