Menasha History Resources

Field Trip Opportunities

Downtown Area:

Menasha Public Library, 967-3690: Librarian De Dalum has a slide show of historic photos. There is some overlap between her slides and the photos included in this project.

City of Menasha Mayor's Office, 140 Main St. Menasha 967-5117

Bridge tender museum, Tayco St. Bridge, Menasha, 967-5165

Menasha Marina: Diana Schabach, 967-5193 (yacht club gift store manager)

Locks and Friendship Trail area:

The Menasha Locks System. Contact person: Harlan Kiesow, 759-9833

Friendship Trail across Little Lake Butte des Morts. Check City of Menasha website.

Fritze Park , Battle of Butte des Morts History Marker, Town of Menasha , on the west end of the Friendship Trail. Check City of Menasha website.

Smith Park Area:

Menasha Historical Society: contact Nancy Barker 725-1441

Materials are housed at the Memorial Building on Keyes St. across from Smith Park

Smith Park walking tour, Keyes St .

smithwalkingtour.pdf tour booklet

indianeffigymounds.pdf brochure

Other Field Trip Resources:

Heckrodt Nature Preserve 727-1492

Possible Bus Tour: Nancy Barker



City of Menasha :

Wisconsin Historical Society's Wisconsin Historical Images collection:

Includes photos of Neenah and Menasha

Wisconsin Heritage On-line:

Includes photos of Neenah and Menasha

UW- Madison's State of Wisconsin Collection :

Click on Menasha History for scanned booklets from 1887, 1898 and 1913 and a selection of photos, some of which duplicate those used in this compilation.

Click on Neenah Public Library Local History Collection for access to 1920 and 1924 Menasha City Directories

Click on Oshkosh and Winnebago County, Wisconsin - Atlases and Histories for access to county histories and atlases, including coverage of City and Town of Menasha

Oshkosh Public Library:

City directories of 1893, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, and 1914 also cover Menasha.

Recommended Read Along

The People Company: The Menasha Corporation Story

This book focuses on the early years of the Wooden Ware Company now known as the Menasha Corp. Each Menasha Elementary LMC houses this book. 977.5 Sar


Authors: Kathleen Sendek, Geegan Elementary
Mara Munroe

May, 2007