Now Online: Oconto County Historical Society

The Beyer Home, shown here in an 1952 image, is now a historic house operated by the Oconto County Historical Society. WHi-43378.

The Beyer Home, shown here in an 1952 image, is now a historic house operated by the Oconto County Historical Society. Wisconsin Historical Society (WHi-43378).

Twenty artifacts from the collections of the Oconto County Historical Society are now online in the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database. Most of the objects I documented are on view at the Beyer Home Museum, an 1868 brick building restored to the period of the 1890s, when local figure George Beyer lived there. Some highlights include a hanging corner cupboard with impressive inlay work made by Dutch immigrant Martin Van Rens; porcelain dishware hand-painted by Oconto artist Carrie Links Oliver; and an unusual butternut desk with Gothic-style arched doors by an unidentified cabinemaker.

Posted by Emily Pfotenhauer.

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