Arts & Culture
Neenah offers a variety of festivals, events, and historic and cultural opportunities to suit every interest.
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, located on the shores of Lake Winnebago, is dedicated to showing art made with the captivating medium of glass. Visitors will see the most representative collection of glass paperweights in the world and other stellar glass objects including antique Germanic drinking vessels, Victorian art glass and contemporary glass sculpture. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions of glass from world-renowned artists. General admission is free for everyone, always.
The Jayem Gallery displays an astonishing collection of gemstones and more. Doty Cabin houses the memorabilia of Wisconsin’s second territorial governor, James Doty. The Neenah Historical Walking Tour offers a closer look at the cultural and architectural history that has made our community a special place to live.
Neenah’s nationally recognized historic downtown is a delightful, friendly place to shop and enjoy history. At the end of downtown, historic mansions of area paper barons surround Riverside Park and Kimberly Point Park offering a spectacular architectural walking tour along Lake Winnebago and the Fox River.
Future Neenah, Inc. a community driven, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic and cultural vitality of Neenah offers numerous programs and activities. Just a few include:
- Saturday morning farm markets mid-June through mid-October in the downtown.
- Enjoy the summertime weekly entertainment of the Out-to-Lunch Series and the Evening Concert Series, both held on the multi-use concert lawn at Shattuck Park along the water.
- Ultimate Ladies Day pampering
- Variety of Christmas celebrations and events.
- The Neenah StreetBall Challenge , a 3-on-3 basketball tournament held on the streets of Downtown Neenah.
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In addition, the Fox Cities offers a variety of entertainment choices including, the state-of-the-art, 1200-seat Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (PAC), which stages national touring performances, the Fox Valley Symphony, the Barlow Planetarium, the Fox River Mall, the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, which plays everything from symphony to jazz.