Situated beautifully in the southeast corner of Fond du Lac, The Galloway House and Village boosts the famous 30-room Galloway mansion, a carriage house showcasing bygone buggies, a school house with an actual roll-call attendance book, a print shop with working equipment and many, many more century-old structures to take you back 100 years. The Galloway House and Village offers a self-guided walking tour of the Village. Guests can peruse the gift shop where they will find books by local authors, old fashion treats and trinkets to remember the visit. Village is open June 1 to August 31, 10 am-5 pm. We invite you to check our website for all upcoming events.
336 Old Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac, WI
- On-Site Parking
Get set for lively audience interactive talks and local memories in the weekly "Social Club" hosted by the Fond du Lac County Historical Society, featuring a few surprise guests and area musicians from time to time. Attendees are encouraged to bring along show and tell items relating to weekly topics about the "Good Old Days of Fond du Lac County." Guests can purchase fresh hot coffee and donuts to enjoy in the old-fashioned country store atmosphere. (Coffee 50-cents, Cake Donuts $1). The program is FREE to the public. Learn, share and reminisce with memories, music, and more!
Have you ever wondered what your grandfather did for a living? Or how many siblings your grandmother had? What was it like for your ancestors 100 years ago? Here's your chance to join the legions of genealogists across the country, and learn the basics of tracing your roots.
Tracy Reinhardt, of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society, will conduct five genealogy classes in October. The first three classes will discuss concepts of genealogy, organizing your records, and distinguishing between a primary and secondary sources of information. Types of information, as well as genealogy software programs, will be discussed. Tips and hints when using the different types of records such as state and federal census records, vital records, military records, and others, will be analyzed.
The fourth class will be fully devoted to photos. How to digitize old family photos, as well as how to use current digital images will be discussed. An added feature will be a demonstration on how to touch up old photos using Photoshop Elements, as well as automating processes for multiple images.
The fifth and final class will have an emphasis on publishing. Creating a convergence file for indexing, collecting images for a printer, and working with an online publisher will be discussed.
Registration required, visit fdlhistory.com/events for detailed program information, to register.