Images of old Rhinelander: A photographic slide show
The Rhinelander Historical Society is presenting a series of photographs on slide film showing aspects of Rhinelander’s history. The slides include photographs of old buildings, past businesses, and pictures showing the “way of life” from the early days.
“These slides haven’t been shown to the public in about 15 years,” said June Thiel, president of the Rhinelander Historical Society, who will narrate the slide show. “The collection was donated by Mr. Sipple, who was a barber here in Rhinelander.”
The Photographic Slide Show will be held at ArtStart, formerly the Federal Building, at 68 S. Stevens St. Wednesday April 16 at 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is a free event and is open to everyone.
The Rhinelander Historical Society Museum is located at 9 South Pelham St. in downtown Rhinelander. The museum’s hours of operation are: Winter hours, every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is free of charge.
The Historical Society now has a Facebook page that everyone can access to see what’s new at the museum. The page will feature Fun Facts, Moments in History, and various photos depicting the city’s rich history.
Individual annual membership to the museum is just $10. Donations are always welcome as well. The Rhinelander Historical Society is seeking volunteers for numerous projects, and is dependent on community support for continued operation.
Anyone interested in becoming a Historical Society member to support the museum or interested in volunteering their time can contact June Thiel at the Rhinelander Historical Society at 715-369-3833.