A Programming Update from Program Coordinator Chloe Seider

May 8, 2020

I hope that this finds you all safe and healthy during this crazy, unprecedented time we are living in. We wanted to reach out to let you know of changes that we have had to make to the programming at the Sheboygan County Historical Museum. Due to the extension of the Safer at Home order as well as uncertainties surrounding the future, we have had to make a few difficult decisions. Below you will find a monthly breakdown of regularly scheduled programming this summer, followed by information regarding new online and virtual program content we are currently doing or are in the process of developing.

Regularly Scheduled Programming:

May – 
~ Friday, May 15, Sock Hop: RESCHEDULED (see bottom)
Please still join us on May 15 for a Virtual Sock Hop on Facebook! We’re going to the hop…in your living room! Start planning your 1950’s outfits. There will be a costume contest! More details to come.

June –
~ Sunday, June 20, Historic Homes of Plymouth Tour: CANCELED 
This was a very difficult decision to make, but under the current circumstances it is best to cancel this year for the health and safety of featured homeowners, our volunteers, and guests. Thank you for your understanding.

~ Friday, June 19, Outdoor Movie Night, Dusk: NEW
As a way to still offer a program in June, we have decided to add an additional Outdoor Movie Night. It is our hope that we will be able to still host these fun evenings under the stars while following social distancing regulations. Plan to spread your chairs and blankets six feet apart on the lawn! Film to be announced, but as you can imagine I am excited to have another opportunity to share a classic film with you!

July – 
~ Friday, July 17, Outdoor Movie Night, Dusk
Featuring: “Two Weeks With Love,” 1950 – Celebrating its 70th Anniversary
If social distancing rules are still in place, they will be followed.

~ August – Saturday, August 8, Pioneer Olympics: POSTPONED to 2021
In order to coincide our Pioneer Olympics with the Summer Olympics, we have decided to reschedule to 2021. We look forward to fun competitions and activities during the Pioneer Olympics next summer!

~ Friday, August 21, Outdoor Movie Night, Dusk 
Featuring: “Good News,” 1947
If social distancing rules are still in place, they will be followed.


NEW Online Programming: 

Follow us on Facebook to see the various videos and special programming we have been sharing!


~ “LIVE! From the Home Office” videos each Monday at 9:30am featuring a different staff member giving updates on life in general, work they are doing behind the scenes, and fun artifacts they have in their private home collections. Here is a link to our latest videos https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=274038150398119

~ “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” – Featuring online historic walking/driving tours from around Sheboygan County to get you out and about, discovering history. Shared each Tuesday morning. You can also find these all listed in one place here on our website! Check out our “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Historic Walking Tours Blog Post.” https://sheboyganmuseum.org/its-a-beautiful-day-in-the-neighborhood-online-historic-walking-tours/

~ ” Children’s Fireside Storytime Chat” – Join Angie Hullin each Friday at 3:00pm for children’s storytime live on Facebook. We are grateful to the publishers for graciously allowing us to share these stories with our younger Museum goers. You can also find the recorded videos and more on our NEW YouTube channel!

~ “History Bear Hunt” continues at the Sheboygan County Historical Museum grounds. Come out to History Hill for a walk around the historic buildings. Can you find all of the teddy bears hidden in the windows? Share your adventure with us on social media! Tag us and use #HistoryBearHunt so we can see your fun too. https://www.facebook.com/events/531214797535840/

~ Virtual Lunch & Learn – Curator of Collections and Exhibits Tamara Lange developed a virtual presentation about Historic Sheboygan County Artists that was presented to Members on May 6. You can find a recording of her presentation on YouTube https://youtu.be/sZoldleKB-0

~ Vamonde Virtual Experiences – We are excited to be working with Vamonde to bring you virtual tours and experiences for during your time away from the Museum right now, and in the future! This is a work in progress that has just begun but we are excited to bring historical content to you in this new way! Vamonde is accessible through the mobile app as well as online through their website. We will announce to you when our first tour is live and ready for you to explore! https://www.vamonde.com

We miss you all and hope to see your lovely faces again soon! In the meantime, enjoy our special online programming, and stay healthy!