Manitowoc and Two Rivers plan Memorial Day parade and ceremony


MANITOWOC – Two Rivers will hold Memorial Day activities on May 30 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Activities will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony at the Soldiers Monument in Central Park followed by a parade beginning at 9 a.m.

The parade will begin on Washington Street at 18th Street and continue north to 22nd Street, then west on Forest Avenue, then north to Calvary Pioneers Rest Cemetery.

Parade units will include groups from Two Rivers Schools, the Two Rivers Community Group, city officials, boy scout groups, police and fire units and a special entourage of city officials from the sister city of Two Rivers in the Czech Republic.

A program will take place at the cemetery with Patrick Dewayne as keynote speaker. After the program, the combined American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars firing squads will pay their respects to veterans at Forest View/Holy Cross Cemetery.

In the event of rain, the observance will be held at the JE Hamilton Community House.

Activities are presented by City of Two Rivers in conjunction with the American Legion’s Robert E. Burns Post 165.

Manitowoc Memorial Day Celebration: The City of Manitowoc Memorial Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. on May 30 with a parade downtown.

The parade begins at Washington and South Eighth Streets and descends South Eighth Street to Huron Street, then to Michigan Avenue, where it ends at the Veterans Memorial on North 18th Street.

Immediately following the parade, a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial across from Evergreen Cemetery. If the weather is inclement, the ceremony will take place inside the Citizen Park Recreation Center at 10:30 a.m. More details on the city’s website.

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The library will host a community conversation on misinformation: The Manitowoc Public Library will host a community conversation titled “Misinformation Overloaded” from 6-8 p.m. on May 19.

The library said of the event: “Regardless of which part of the political spectrum one identifies with, only one aspect is absolutely clear – we are all bombarded with disinformation at almost every turn. So where can you turn for accurate information with Tune in to the Manitowoc Public Library Facebook page or YouTube channel at 6 p.m. on May 19 to participate in this crucial online community discussion made up of members of United Visionaries of Lakeshore and other members of the community. “

Rahr-West opens an exhibition featuring Indigenous artists: The Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, 610 N. Eighth St., opened an exhibit highlighting the work of Indigenous artists from the region.

The exhibit, titled “Culture and Community: A Celebration of Regional Indigenous Arts, Crafts and Tradition,” features a variety of mediums ranging from photography to contemporary sculpture and traditional relief beadwork.

“Culture and Community: A Celebration of Regional Indigenous Arts, Crafts and Tradition” and “No More Stolen Sisters” will be available at the Rahr-West Art Museum through July 31, 2022.

Participating artists include James Kelly, Karen Ann Hoffman, Debra Fabian, Christopher Sweet, Rosemary Malanik, Weeya Calif, Paul Smith and Rae Skenandore.

The exhibit is presented in conjunction with the “No More Stolen Sisters” exhibit, which brings together artwork depicting the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirits.

The museum will host a joint closing reception for the exhibits on July 31.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge, although donations are accepted. Suggested donations are $5 adults and $2 children. More information: or call 920-686-3090.

Also, a workshop: Rahr-West will be offering an adult workshop with guest artist Harmony Hill at 6 p.m. on May 17. Hill’s painting and sculpture are featured in the ‘No More Stolen Sisters’ exhibit. Participants will meet with Hill to learn more about his artistic practice and create a painting inspired by the medicine wheel. Pre-registration is required and can be done at Class fees are $25 for Rahr-West Art Museum members and $35 for non-members.

'mmiw - Dentalium, Longhouse, Jingle', acrylic on canvas by Harmony Hill.

Members exchange day planned in the museums of the region: On May 21, five local organizations in Manitowoc County will host a day of membership exchange.

The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Manitowoc County Historical Society, Rahr-West Art Museum and Wisconsin Maritime Museum will all participate in the exchange.

As a member of one of these organizations, people will be able to visit any of the participating organizations for free on May 21 by showing their membership card. People who are not currently members of any of the organizations can take advantage of the exchange by becoming a member on that day.

Member Exchange Day is held in conjunction with Wisconsin Maritime Museum Member Appreciation Month. One of the special offers for the month of May is 40% off new subscriptions purchased. Call 920-374-4005 to learn more about this offer.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum exhibit details the Washington Island ferry system: The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will unveil a new temporary exhibit on May 21 titled “Washington Island: Over and Back, 80 Years of Building a Modern Ferry System.”

A press release for the exhibit states, “Discover the maritime tradition and hard workers behind the scenes who have safely sailed passengers through Death’s Door to Washington Island for the past 80 years. In this visually stunning exhibit, photographer Jim Legault documents the construction of a modern ferry system and the construction of the newest ice-breaking ferry, Madonna. Since 1940, transportation to Washington Island has evolved from small wooden vessels limited to winter crossings only in light ice conditions. Today, icebreaker ferries from Washington Island are rarely blocked from crossing “the round trip” to mainland Wisconsin. Historical contemporary photographs and two video presentations transport the viewer to the shipyards and ferry docks of Door County.

The exhibit will remain on display at the museum until Labor Day.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is located at 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Labor Day. More information: or call 920-684-0218.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum in downtown Manitowoc.

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