Brown County's 200th Anniversary

Brown County's 200th Anniversary Your link to history, public events and programming offered in Brown County during its 200th Anniversary in 2018.

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#FloodSafety
03/17/2021

#FloodSafety

02/25/2021

Brown County Community Gardens and Green Bay Metro service information

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Franchino
Community Garden Coordinator
Phone: 920-391-4660
Email: [email protected]
Website: browncountycommunitygardens.org

#COVID19 #rentalassistance
02/23/2021

#COVID19 #rentalassistance

Photos from Brown County Emergency Management's post
02/22/2021

Photos from Brown County Emergency Management's post

#thankyou Brown County!
02/19/2021

#thankyou Brown County!

Attention Brown County residents!
02/15/2021

Attention Brown County residents!

You are invited!
02/10/2021

You are invited!

You are invited!

Community organizations and members of the public
are invited to participate in the upcoming
virtual webinar.

For more information and to participate, click link:

http://www.public.applications.co.brown.wi.us/Plan/PlanningFolder/Transpotation/WisconsinStateRailPlan2050.pdf

#BlackHistoryMonth
02/08/2021
Black History | Wisconsin Historical Society

#BlackHistoryMonth

The Society is celebrating BIG moments in Wisconsin history, including the significant impact that African Americans have had on the history of the state.

#BlackHistoryMonth
02/05/2021
Black History Month: More Events for Music As Medicine

#BlackHistoryMonth

From generation to generation, music has been utilized by the Black Community as a form of activism, healing, and freedom of expression. This year, campus will celebrate Black History Month with the theme “Music as …

#BePreparedBrownCounty
02/03/2021

#BePreparedBrownCounty

#blackhistorymonth2021
02/02/2021

#blackhistorymonth2021

February is #BlackHistoryMonth and in Brown County, we recognize that more progress needs to be made to ensure increased equity, opportunity, and justice. Thank you to the Neville Public Museum for their work with the Award-winning exhibit ‘Delay of Game’ and the Brown County Library for developing a list of books for K-12 celebrating Black History.

More about 'Delay of Game' - https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/entertainment/2019/07/02/neville-museums-packers-exhibit-wins-national-leadership-history-award/1627407001/

Book List -https://www.browncountylibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Check-It-Out-Celebrate-Black-History.pdf

Here are some tips to keep yourself mentally healthy.
01/27/2021

Here are some tips to keep yourself mentally healthy.

Feeling stressed? With so much going on, that’s normal.

Find resources, tips, and inspiration to help you de-stress here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/resilient/index.htm

#ResilientWisconsin #StayHealthyBC

Shout out to #PackersNation #GoPackGo
01/22/2021

Shout out to #PackersNation #GoPackGo

I am excited this Sunday to cheer on the Green Bay Packers as they battle the Tampa Bay Bucs for the #NFCChampionship and by Monday, let's all revel in the #Packers win and return to the #SuperBowl! #GoPackGo

Thank you for your dedicated service to Brown County Pat Treml!
01/19/2021

Thank you for your dedicated service to Brown County Pat Treml!

Congratulations to Pat Treml who is finishing up a 28-year career with Brown County Government, including the last 14 years with our Register of Deeds office. On behalf of the citizens of Brown County, #thankyou for your dedication to the residents of our community!

#MLKDay #MLKDay2021
01/18/2021

#MLKDay #MLKDay2021

Dr. King said, “This time is always right to do what is right.” This #MLKDay, reflect on Dr. King profoundly stating the following: “#faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Volunteer Center of Brown County. Finally, treat every human being with #dignity and #Respect.”

01/13/2021
01/13/2021

It's been a while, but the US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin is calling for 1-4" of snow tomorrow into Friday for our area. Another good reminder to check your emergency kits, specifically your vehicle kits.

#BePreparedBrownCounty

A great day for Brown County and Northeast Wisconsin! #economicdevelopment
01/05/2021

A great day for Brown County and Northeast Wisconsin! #economicdevelopment

I'm excited to announce that Brown County has reached a tentative agreement to purchase part of the Pulliam Plant site! This site is a vital asset not just for the greater Green Bay area, but for the economic growth potential for the Port of Green Bay - The Port of Call for All that impacts all of northeastern Wisconsin. I want to thank Mayor Eric Genrich, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO Missy Hughes, and Sen. Andre Jacque for bringing all of this together by recognizing the importance of port growth and the revitalization of the Fox River waterfront. #economicdevelopment (Photo from Jeff Bollier).

#happyholidays from all of us at Brown County
12/25/2020

#happyholidays from all of us at Brown County

I want to wish everyone a very #happyholidays from my family to you and your loved ones. I hope all of you have a peaceful and joyous time, stay safe and healthy, and look out for one another.

#supportlocal #thankyou
12/25/2020

#supportlocal #thankyou

The holidays are here, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown concludes today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by spreading some holiday cheer. As with each year, it is important that we say #ThankYou to all our dispatchers and first responders for the important and difficult job they do! Brown County Sheriff's Office Brown County Public Safety Communications

#supportlocal #volunteer
12/24/2020

#supportlocal #volunteer

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by spreading some holiday cheer. With the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, it is important that we say #ThankYou to all the health care workers for the jobs they do!

#supportlocal #volunteer
12/23/2020

#supportlocal #volunteer

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by spreading some holiday cheer. One of the ways is to #volunteer in Brown County with any number of organizations and charities! #volunteersneeded

#supportlocal #Holidays2020
12/22/2020

#supportlocal #Holidays2020

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by utilizing options to order online and have it delivered. A number of #localbusiness have ways of getting you their products like restaurants, retailers, and more! #shoplocal #deliveryfood

#supportlocal #Holidays2020
12/21/2020

#supportlocal #Holidays2020

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and #supportlocal libraries and independent bookstores. There are some great places here in Brown County to support and continue learning through reading with your kids. Brown County Library Lion's Mouth Bookstore Book Stop The Attic Books and Coffee Bosse's News Stand

#supportlocal #Holidays2020
12/20/2020

#supportlocal #Holidays2020

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by becoming a member of a local cultural organization or friends group. Supporting existing creative and cultural assets in an equitable way would lead to more engaged communities with more active street life, civic pride, and economic activity.

#supportlocal #Holidays2020
12/19/2020
Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

#supportlocal #Holidays2020

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal #smallbusiness by attending holiday-themed #localevents. Go to: https://www.greenbay.com/events-calendar/ and find a number of fun things to do around town, along with a selection of #virtualevents to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

#supportlocal #supportlocalbusiness #SupportSmallBusiness
12/18/2020
Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

#supportlocal #supportlocalbusiness #SupportSmallBusiness

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and #supportlocal #smallbusiness. A quick and easy way to inspire ideas for your gift-giving is the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau Holiday Gift Guide: https://www.greenbay.com/blog/greater-green-bay-holiday-gift-guide/

This is a callout to everyone in Brown County to go test your #INTERNET speed so we can demonstrate that federal funding...
12/17/2020

This is a callout to everyone in Brown County to go test your #INTERNET speed so we can demonstrate that federal funding is needed to keep us competitive in a global marketplace.

We want everyone in Brown County to test their #INTERNET speed. It's important for us to demonstrate to the Feds that we need funding to help improve our infrastructure. Head to https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/brown-county-broadband-speed-test-initiative/general-information/ to test your speed. All municipalities, community organizations, business groups, education advocates, health care organizations, and trade groups must help us spread the word!

#supportlocal #stayactivestayhealthy
12/17/2020

#supportlocal #stayactivestayhealthy

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and #supportlocal #parksandrecreation. There are some great places here in Brown County to purchase either annual passes or gifts like Brown County Parks, NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Ashwaubomay Park, Brown County Golf Course, Thornberry Creek at Oneida Golf Course, Wander Springs Golf Course, Highland Ridge Golf Club, Shorewood Golf Course, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Village Green Golf Course. #stayactivestayhealthy

#supportlocal #culture #culturalawareness
12/16/2020

#supportlocal #culture #culturalawareness

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and support #localculture. There are some great places here in Brown County to purchase items and support #culturalawareness like Neville Public Museum, Oneida Nation Museum, Brown County Historical Society & Hazelwood Historic House, National Railroad Museum, Meyer Theatre, Civic Symphony of Green Bay, Ashwaubenon Historical Society, Heritage Hill State Park, and The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.

#herecomessantaclaus
12/16/2020

#herecomessantaclaus

Today, we teamed up with Syble Hopp School and Neville Public Museum to continue our tradition of helping decorate Brown County's #Christmas tree, caroling, and visiting with #santa. This year was a bit different as we participated in a virtual event. As you can see, everyone still had a wonderful time! Thank you to Supervisors Megan Platner Borchardt, Devon Wisniewski-Coenen, and Richard Schadewald for their help! #herecomessantaclaus

#supportlocal #supportlocalartists #localarts
12/15/2020

#supportlocal #supportlocalartists #localarts

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and support #localart. There are some great places here in Brown County to purchase items and support #localartists like SAGE Green Bay, The Art Garage, Neville Public Museum's Art Annual and Artisan and Business Center at NWTC.

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Brown County 1818-2018

On October 26, 1818, Brown County was created by proclamation of Lewis Cass, Governor of the Michigan Territory. Brown County was named for Gen. Jacob Brown who is recognized as a hero while serving in the War of 1812 where the British tried to take our territory.

On March 17, 1835, three townships were organized in Brown County. That of Green Bay comprised all the district of country north of private claim No. 2, and east of the Fox River and Green Bay; or all that land lying north of Main Street. The first township meeting was to be held at the schoolhouse in Navarino. The township of Mason (named after Stevens T. Mason, governor of Michigan at that date) included the area of land on the east side of the Fox River, south of private claim No. 2, and the first township assembly was to meet in the courthouse at Menomineeville. The township of Howard extended from the Grand Kakalin, the other limits indefinite, on the west side of the Fox River, and the initial meeting was to convene at the house of Jacques Porlier.

Mason township existed for only one year when the township of Green Bay absorbed Navarino, Astor and Shantytown on the east side of the river and Howard the villages on the west side. In 1836, the territory of Wisconsin was organized and a general law of village incorporation was passed.

In 1838, the territorial council established the “Town of Wilcox” (named after Randall Wilcox) which included what is now De Pere, on both sides of the river, but in March, 1839, the east side became part of the town of De Pere, and the west side was again included in the town of Howard.

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#TBT - Get a load of 'Our Brown County' history! 200 years of history on display & we are proud to be a part of it. Stop by the Neville Public Museum to catch the exhibit Brown County's 200th Anniversary
“If Tombstones Could Talk: Taking a Stand in History” Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery June 14th and 15th, 6:30 PM Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery is the setting for the first Cemetery Tour of the Brown County Historical Society’s 2017 season. The theme for our “If Tombstones Could Talk” series is “Taking a Stand in History” and the characters visitors will meet represent a wide range of time-periods and difference stances. Once these folks walked, laughed, worked, and contributed to our community. Now they are a memory of yesterday. Hear their stories – take a step back to their time. Come, visit us at the Fort Howard Memorial Cemetery Walk, and discover how these historic residents of Green Bay took a stand in history! The Brown County Historical Society and Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery are sponsoring this event. This is a guided walking tour that takes place outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Lightweight portable lawn chairs are recommended. COST: $7.00 – Individuals $18.00 – Families (2 adults with up to 4 children 16 & under) Reservations Requested Walk-Ups are Welcome! To reserve your spot as an individual or group, please call 920/437-1840 Or E-mail us at [email protected]