PIECES OF OUR HISTORY: C.V. Museum Continues ‘Collecting the Valley’ Series
series explores Eau Claire in the year of its birth as well as the 1930s
The Chippewa Valley Museum is looking back a century and a half for a sharing of collections and exhibit-based programs celebrating the Valley.
The “Collecting the Valley” series features a number of presentations and events at 6:30pm on the third Tuesday of every month through January. (The series began Nov. 15 with the presentation “Rosenkrans Magazine: The Truth as We See It” by Archivist Jodi Kiffmeyer.)
On Dec. 20, come see the “Living in Eau Claire in 1872” talk, which will look at the people, places, and projects that have significantly impacted this city since the beginning. Curator of Collections Diana Peterson will look at fascinating documentation that draws us back to Eau Claire’s official dawn in 1872. This presentation pairs with the CVM’s Then & Now: 150 Years of Change in Eau Claire exhibit, which is available for viewing through Dec. 31.
On Jan. 17, come see the “All Aboard: 1930s Eau Claire and the Milwaukee Road Railroad” talk, which harkens back to the early 20th century with a 1:87 model set displaying historic 1930s Eau Claire. Model railroader John Suppon explores an interactive railroad exhibit at the CVM which is located at the end of their on-going Changing Currents exhibit.
The live presentations are exclusive to the dates listed, but the CVM has an offer of a Full Series package for $25 that contains recordings of live presentations through April 17, 2023. The package will also allow purchasers to attend the performances live or via Zoom. Registration for the Full Series will remain open on their webpage through Jan. 17 at 7:20pm, allowing opportunities for live and replays of past events.
For more information on registration and details on any of the mentioned events, go to cvmuseum.com. $10 program registration is available for purchase online.