Haunted Two Rivers Washington House: Paranormal Investigators Explore

MANITOWOC – The public is invited to a unique fundraising event for the Historic Washington House Museum at 1622 Jefferson St. in Two Rivers.

Two investigative paranormal tours are being conducted this month — October 22 and 29, both at 7 p.m. — by 6th Sense Paranormal LLC, a nonprofit investigative team.

The Washington House was built in 1850 as an immigrant hotel and is known to be the oldest building in the town of Two Rivers.

Signs at the historic Washington House as seen, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  The company would be the birthplace of the Sundae.

Curiosity has long existed about the possibility of resident spirits at the Washington House. Professional 6th Sense Paranormal Investigators will provide a guided tour of the facility to help attendees learn more.

Each tour begins with a frozen treat from Ed Berners Ice Cream Parlour.

Tours are limited to 20 participants each.

People can purchase tickets at 6thsenseparanormal.com or learn more at tworivers-history.org or by calling 920-793-2490.

The Washington House is home to a replica of the ice cream shop where the sundae is said to have been invented.

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Two Rivers Endowment Fund Announces Coats for Kids Matching Program: The Helen Gajdys Reis & Lester Reis Endowment Fund in Two Rivers announces a matching program for the Coats for Kids campaign for this Fall/Winter 2022 season, for which it will pledge 50 new coats from the Endowment Fund and 50 new coats from George and Marie Reis.

Over the past six years, between the generosity of donors and the efforts of the Reis Endowment Fund Board of Directors, over 1,000 coats have been purchased. The Coats for Kids campaign is led by Manitowoc’s Salvation Army.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the matching program can deposit their coats at GVR Investment Management, 1523 Washington St., Two Rivers, or send a check to the Reis Endowment Fund, PO Box 388, Two Rivers, WI 54241.

The Helen Gajdys Reis & Lester Reis Endowment Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization. Any contribution would be tax deductible. For more information, call 920-946-8536.

Pictured are endowment fund board members Helen Gajdys Reis and Lester Reis donating children's coats to the Salvation Army (left to right): Mary Reis, Lt. Jenny Moffitt.  Gloria Theis and Howard Zimmerman.

Emmy Award-winning PBS host John McGivern will perform at the Capitol on October 22:John McGivern, who spent nine seasons on PBS with his weekly series “Around the Corner with John McGivern,” will bring his unique blend of comedy with a sense of familiarity to the Capitol Civic Center stage on October 22. The show will start at 7:30 a.m. with concessions available one hour before.

John McGivern

His new show, “John McGivern’s Main Streets,” can be seen on commercial stations in 30 television markets across the Midwest. The Milwaukee native has an extensive regional fanbase.

The last in Manitowoc to film an episode of “Round the Corner with John McGivern,” McGivern said he was thrilled to be returning to Manitowoc’s Capitol Civic Center.

“I can’t wait to return to the beautiful theater and perform live for the people of Manitowoc,” he said in a press release. “It will be about an hour and a half telling stories – stories about my youth. I’m going to tell a great summer story, I’m going to tell a story about the holidays, I’m going to tell a story about our journey through the pandemic, and I’m going to tell a story about my hopes for the future.

Tickets are $22 and a student discount is available. The show is rated PG. To order tickets or for more information, visit cccshows.org, call 920-683-2184, or visit the Capitol Box Office at 913 S. Eighth St.

The Maritime Museum is launching a new monthly series: Manitowoc’s Wisconsin Maritime Museum has launched a new series of events taking place on the first Thursday of every month.

The “Think and Drink” series will feature lectures on sea-related topics by local experts and visiting scholars.

Each event will include a signature cocktail and a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks for purchase.

In-person events will be held at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc. Free entry.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum in downtown Manitowoc.

Here is the schedule:

  • November 3, 6:30 p.m., “Fire on the Water: Revisiting the Shipwrecks Phoenix and Niagara” – Archaeologist and Chief Curator Kevin Cullen will share new information about two pre-Civil War ships that burned on Lake Michigan carrying immigrants to the upper Great Lakes. He will also discuss the museum’s plans to conserve, display and interpret thousands of never-before-seen artifacts from these and other shipwrecks in Wisconsin waters.
  • December 1, 6:30 p.m., “Endurance22 Expedition: Finding Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance” – Sheboygan native Timothy Jacob will recount Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-1917 expedition across Antarctica and share his experience as a member of the team 2022 search that discovered Shackleton. lost ship, Endurance.

More information: wisconsinmaritime.org or 920-684-0218.

Visit Manitowoc to host a public logo launch party: The City of Manitowoc’s tourism department, Visit Manitowoc, will host a public logo launch party from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Capitol Civic Center, 913 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc.

According to a press release, “The launch of Visit Manitowoc’s new research-focused logo and visual identity is an exciting milestone for the city’s official tourism entity, which is also implementing many new projects. marketing”.

During the launch party, Courtney Hansen, Director of Tourism, will give a brief presentation at 4:15 p.m. highlighting the visual identity. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

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Lakeshore Wind Ensemble kicks off the season at the Capitol Civic Center on Saturday: The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble kicks off its 39th season with “Music of the Masters/Oktoberfest,” two concerts in one, Saturday at the Capitol Civic Center in Manitowoc.

Jeremiah Eis

A press release says the first half of the concert will feature traditional wind ensemble repertoire and Dr. Michael Forbes and his original works “Day at Sea” and “Capriccio” with Forbes as tuba soloist during “Capriccio.”

Forbes is the principal tuba player of the La Crosse Symphony and the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra. He is also a low brass instructor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

In the second half of the concert, the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will entertain with German and Czech classics like “Liechtensteiner Polka”, “Böhmischer Traum” and “Under the Double Eagle March”.

Admission starts at $9 and tickets are available at the Capitol Civic Center box office, 913 S. Eighth St., by calling 920-683-2184 or online at cccshows.org.

The ensemble welcomes Jeremiah Eis as its new conductor and musical director this season.

Last week’s headlines

  1. Historic Manitowoc County Tavern closes after deadly fire in upstairs apartment
  2. Manitowoc to Open Downtown Visitor Center, Destination Obtains Historic Status, and Cobia Obtains Drydock Funding
  3. New Holstein man dies after being hit by an SUV while standing in front of his car on the highway
  4. Manitowoc car dealership helped local restaurants weather pandemic by buying free lunches – plus other business news
  5. Here are Manitowoc’s business developments to expect in the last quarter of 2022
The exterior of the Hika Bay Tavern and Union House seen Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in Cleveland, Wisconsin.  A 45-year-old man has been pronounced dead after being found unconscious in the apartment above Hika Bay Tavern in the Village of Cleveland on Sunday night following a fire in the apartment.

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