A rare opportunity for area residents to see Rhinelander in its earliest days will be held this week at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander.
The Rhinelander Historical Society is presenting a photographic slide show, says Society President June Thiel....
"....these are slides given to the museum years ago. They belonged to Estelle Sipple and they are pictures from as far back as the late 1800's...."
Thiel says the slides are mostly pictures of buildings and life of the times...
"....I have a lot of logging pictures and the early streets and buildings and some damage that was done by fire..."
She says many of the scenes have not been seen in at least 15 years. The slides had been donated to the historical society.
The Rhinelander Historical Society now has a Facebook page that shows what is new at the museum. They are also seeking memberships and volunteers. The museum is at 9 South Pelham Street near the Oneida county courthouse.
The slide show is Wednesday, April 16 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and there is no admission charge.