The Menasha History: Change Over Time website seeks to provide 3 rd grade history teachers accessible primary sources with which to teach Menasha history. While the subject areas were selected through consultation with teachers, several proposed topics could not be pursued due to a lack of appropriate materials available. Please visit the “teacher resources” section for guides to the content, lesson plans and activities.

Research materials were drawn from the Menasha Historical Society, the Elisha Smith Public Library, Neenah Historical Society, the UW Oshkosh Archives and Area Research Center and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

This project was funded by a contribution from the federal Teaching American History Grant Project administered jointly by Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 6, located in Oshkosh , and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 's Department of History.

© 2006 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

Project Leader & Website Design

Joshua Ranger
Polk Library, UW Oshkosh


Mara Munroe
Oshkosh Public Library

Pedagogic Consultants

Mary Doverspike
Geegan Elementary

Joel Johnson
Jefferson Elementary

Kathleen Sendek
Geegan Elementary

Special Consutant

Bill Sepnafski
Menasha Highschool

Special Acknowledgments for assistance with research goes to:

Wynn Pawlowski
Menasha Historical Society

Staff of the Elisha B. Smith Public Library

The Neenah Historical Society


Staff of the Wisconsin Historical Society's library and archives division.

Copyright information:

© This compilation (including design, text, organization, and descriptive material) is copyrighted by University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

This copyright is independent of any copyright on specific items within the collection.


Identifying Photographs:

To find the original source for images used in this collection, consult the item's image number and use this table:

If the image ID# Item is a:
Starts with mss, mplss, mpl Menasha Public Library (Elisha Smith) photograph
Starts with mm photo taken for project by Mara Munroe
Starts with dover slide provided by Mary Doverspike
Is a simple description of scene Menasha Historical Society photograph

All maps are from the Wisconsin Historical Society. All public records (sidewalk ordinances, lighting schedules) are from the UW Oshkosh Archives and Area Research Center. All newspaper articles are from microfilm.