History at Home: Let's Go Downtown

Event Type: Library Event
Date: 7/18/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 Remember Christmas shopping at Huber Brothers? What about the bubbler in front of Penneys? How about the soda fountains and five-and-dimes in downtown Fond du Lac?

Local historian Tracy Reinhardt will present “Let’s Go Downtown,” a trip back in time to 1966, when the local business district was in its retail heyday. The programs at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required.

Note: “Let’s Go Downtown” replaces the originally scheduled July History at Home program, which was on the USS Indianapolis disaster.

Reinhardt was born and raised in Fond du Lac County and has been collecting stories of family and early Fond du Lac history for more than 40 years. She is library director/archivist for the Fond du Lac County Historical Society.

History at Home focuses on stories about the area's past every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. (no program in December). The programs are free; no registration required. Many History at Home programs are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel. That link can be found at

Location: Eugene G. McLane Meeting Room