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2019 Manitowoc County Historical Society Mural Contest

November 08, 2018
The Manitowoc County Historical Society aims to inspire curiosity and foster lifelong learning about Manitowoc County’s past by providing engaging, individualized, and unique experiences. MCHS is inviting classrooms (not limited to Manitowoc County) to submit a collaborative proposal through the MCHS Mural Contest. Pre-K through 5th grade classrooms are encouraged to depict life in Wisconsin between 1850 and 1915, and in their own words, why it should be selected to be painted (by their class) into a temporary mural for the 2019 summer season, along with a brief description of the historical scene depicted.
Classroom entries will be reviewed by a committee of MCHS staff and volunteers. Top entries will be highlighted on the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s website. The winning class will paint a 4’x4’ board to hang on the side of the General Store in the children’s Discovery Village for the 2019 summer season. All participants will be invited to a reception in May 2019 to celebrate their accomplishments. There is no entry fee. The winning classroom will be notified mid-March.

Visit https://www.manitowoccountyhistory.org/classroom-resources-mchs-mural-contest for the complete contest description, including how to enter, important dates, official entry form, and judging rubric. 

About the Manitowoc County Historical Society
Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a museum of living history. This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village - a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County's early settlers. 
Pinecrest Historical Village began in 1970 with a land donation from the Hugo and Eleanor Vetting family.  The Village has grown to represent a reproduction of a small Wisconsin community during the early 1900s. The buildings form the commercial, social, and political core of a town and they represent several architectural styles of Wisconsin's history. The furnishings, items, and tools in the various buildings used by the Pinecrest Village interpreters are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions. 

For more information on the Manitowoc County Historical Society, contact the museum at (920) 684-4445 or ManitowocCountyHistory.org. 
Alexandra Brendemuehl, Program Coordinator
(920) 684-4445