MCHS Hungry for History Program looks at “ghost signs”

October 02, 2018
The Manitowoc County Historical Society will look at signs of our community’s past in its upcoming “Ghost Signs” Hungry for History program on Thursday, November 1 at 5:30 pm at the Holiday Inn – Manitowoc (4601 Calumet Avenue). 
 
There are so many things to look for when exploring along the old highways older parts of our towns. One aspect of the treasure hunt is seeking out faded and peeling advertising signs that have been painted on walls or farm buildings. These are sometimes called “ghost signs", and the painted images can indeed be “ghostly” when you try to decipher the original words and images.
Join Ed Prigge and photographer Joan Prigge as they take us through Manitowoc County looking at ghost signs and their stories.
 
A plated dinner will follow the program. Advanced registration required by calling (920) 684-4445, registering at the McAllister House Welcome Center, or visiting the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s website at ManitowocCountyHistory.org/hungry4history/. The cost is $20 Members and $25 Non-members. Doors will open at 5 pm for the program. The presentation will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal to follow.
 
For more information on the Hungry for History series or to register, call the Manitowoc County Historical Society at (920) 684-4445.  The series is a program organized by the Manitowoc County Historical Society, a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, operating the McAllister House Welcome Center and the historic structures of Pinecrest Historical Village. 
 
Contact:
Amy Meyer, Executive Director
(920) 684-4445