Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Oshkosh Public Library May 29, 1895

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Saturday, May 30, 2009 in Library buildings


The "On This Day" feature of the Wisconsin Historical Society's website alerted me to the information that on this day in 1895 the voters of Oshkosh, WI approved the establishment of a free public library. The Oshkosh Public Library was the beneficiary of private and public funding totaling $150,000 that resulted in the construction of a grand new library building which opened in 1900..  The architect for the building was William Waters who had designed the Wisconsin building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  The 1900 building is incorporated into the current library building which was completed in 1994. An excellent history of the library and its building is located on the library's website.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Monday, December 11, 2017


Popular Tags

Brown Deer Public Library Hall of Fame 2011 Hall of Fame 2012 Hall of Fame 2017 WWI Library War Service Clinton Public Library Sandra Friedman Dolnick hall of Cooperative Children's Book Center Charles Bunge Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall Hall of Fame 2015 Marketing-Publicity Soughton Public Library caly film Ruby Roeder Exhibits Wisconsin Library Association archives Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Publications National Bookmobile Day Jerome P. Daniels Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends bed and breakfast John Miller Chancellor Amer Hall of Fame 2008 Hall of Fame 2012 Events & Meetings Public libraries Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Sarah Janice Kee Library people Postcards Matthew S. Dudgeon Oshkosh Public Library Dorothea M. Krause Campaign Richard E. Krug anniversaries Anniversaries presentations School libraries WHCLIS Peter G. Hamon Public libraries Pewaukee Public Library Black River Falls Public Library Rusk County Community Library National Library Week Milwaukee Public Library 28 20 Lutie Stearns UW-Madison school of library and information studies Carnegie libraries T. B. Scott Free Public Library Delia Ovitz Orrilla Blackshear buil WLA 125 Academic Librarians Centennial Hall of Fame 2015 27 Increase A. Lapham Carl Spitzweg Library people Bernard Schwab Wisconsin Free Library Commission Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries library legislation Digital Collections Lowell W. Wilson bookworm Hall of Fame 2015 Postcards Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Ice Storm Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries cam Events Middleton Public Library campaign Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Campaign 11 Special libraries Milwaukee Public Library Hall of Fame 2010 Council on Library and Network Development Eager Free Public Library Wisconsin Library Bulletin Suring Area Public Library campaign Anniversaries COLAND Hall of Fame 2016 books-by-mail Appleton Public Library World War I 24 Klaus Linderfelt Inform Wisconsin state historical society CCBC membership libraries Evansville Wisconsin campa WLA 125 Jane K. Billings Library celebrations Ripon Public Library WLA 125 Hall fo Fame 2012 Meter mail slogans American Library Association Library War Service 10 State Law Library Capitol Fire 1904 Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Library History Library People Louise S. Robbins Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Nolan I. Neds Library Trustees Hall of Fame 2015 Katharine MacDonald Jones William J. Wilson School of Library and Information Studies Wisconsin Historical Society ca Gerald A. Somers McMillan Memorial Library James Duane Doty caly film White House Conference on Library and Information Services Library e John J. Jax Buttons Edward Asahel Birge Gilbert H. Doane Library Artifacts Parcel post caly film trav Cornelia Marving Pierce background Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Library Buildings Portage Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Eratus Swift Wilcox Black River Falls Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide library memorabilia Beloit Public Library Lutie Eugenia Stearns Postcards Uncategorized 21 Zona Gale UW-Milwaukee Libraries Madison Public Library Dianne McAfee Hopkins Hall of Fame 2013 I Love Libraries Pinback buttons Hall of Fame 2014 Tower Hill Wisconsin J. D. Witter Brown County Library Library Systems Wisconsin Free Library Commission Irene W. Newman library exhibit Cam Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Wisconsin Rapids Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Bookmobiles Hall of Fame 2009 Clarence Brown Lester Library Buidlings Frank Avery Hutchins Ruth Ann Montgomery Public library systems Larry T. Nix American Library Association DeForest Area Public Library Hall of Fame 2012 Wisconsin State Law Library library education Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Brown Deer Public Library Wayne A. Wiegand Academic Libraries 14 22 UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Hartford Public Library Gertrude Thurow Manitowoc Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Events & Meetings WLA 125 Postcards WAAL traveling libraries S. Janice Kee Superior Carnegie Libraries campaign Elroy Public Library Woman's Congress Historical Register Campaign Beaver Dam Public Library James Huff Stout Milwaukee Art Museum People 23

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo