Local History Alive

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The Local History Alive series connects local residents with their own history through lively and informative presentations. The series meets the mission of the library, in essence, providing access to lifelong learning that enriches our lives and community.

These programs will be hosted in the Lester Public Library’s Community Room.
No registration is required.

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Our Czech Heritage & Sister City Partnership

Wednesday, May 9 6:00 PM

Many Two Rivers families have ties to the Czech Republic and especially the Domažlice area. Genealogist Brett Ruzek retells the stories of Czech immigrants who began settling in Manitowoc County in 1851. He tells how these immigrants influenced our local culture, and describes the lineage lines of local families.

Discover how the Two Rivers-Domažlice Sister City partnership links our communities. Faye Malek, a member of the 2017 delegation to the Czech city, talks about last year’s excursion, and announces upcoming events for the 10-person delegation arriving from Domažlice in July.

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The French Canadian Connection to Two Rivers Part 2

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Postponed until fall!

Rogers Street Fishing Village Executive Director Greg Goodchild recounts the French Canadian migrants’ relationship with indigenous tribes. The mixing of the two cultures and subsequent relationships based upon mutual respect shed light on early Two Rivers development.

Presenters Wanted

The Local History Alive series features a mix of professional and amateur historians discussing a wide range of topics that focus primarily on Two Rivers area history.

Whether you are a subject expert on a particular topic of local history or just someone with a passion for research and a story to tell, if you are willing to share your research, we’d like to hear from you. Please contact Jeff Dawson at (920)793-7104.