Centennial Memory Project


Video Interviews Now Available

We are happy to announce the release of the Kimberly Memory Project Video Interviews collection!

Thanks to our awesome volunteer, Mary Lamers, the Kimberly Public Library is now the proud owner of 12 videos including interviews of Kimberly residents and slideshows of family photos. A search for Kimberly Memory Project in InfoSoup will bring up the list of available titles. People interviewed include:

  • Eugene "Maj" Schelfhout
  • Ned Wittmann
  • Jack Wydeven
  • Bob Remmel
  • Bernice Stuyvenberg
  • Marie Schneider Ruys
  • Carl & Rita (Josephs) Lemmers
  • Jo & Chris Verkuilen
  • Henry Cops
  • Elmer Marx
  • Ginny Couillard

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Memory Project by interviewing or being interviewed. We appreciate Mary's hard work and for our wonderful residents who were so willing to share their stories. A piece of our history has been preserved and is available for us all to check out, learn, and remember.

Index for Kimberly: A Centennial History 1910-2010

Thanks to library volunteer Alexis Ludewig, the library is happy to make available an index for Jason Weber's book, Kimberly: A Centennial History 1910-2010. If you purchased a copy of the book, you may want to print the index, as it provides valuable, quick links to specific sections of the book. Check out the index. Thanks, Lex!

Great news!

Congratulations to Jason Weber and the Village of Kimberly for receiving the Lillian Mackesy Historian of the Year Award for Kimberly: A Centennial History 1910-2010! The award comes from the Outagamie County Historical Society and is presented to an individual or group in recognition of research on some aspect of Outagamie County history. Primary criteria for the award are scholarship of the work, quality of sources consulted, quality of presentation, and contribution to the field of local history. The award will be presented at the Society's annual meeting and luncheon on Monday, February 21st.