Updated 11/6/2014

On-going Exhibits 

Explore the world of “Fashion” in our Local History Section.

Learn about how styles have changed over the years; reminisce about old New London shops; and learn how to care for your clothing treasures

Military History Section “To Serve Our Country: New London in the Military”

From the Civil War to Vietnam, Wisconsin soldiers have served their country. This display looks at the history of major conflicts from the 1860s through the 1970s.

Native American Section “The First Nations: Native Americans in Wisconsin”

The First Nations of Wisconsin have a history that stretches back thousands of years. It is rich in knowledge and tradition. Their story is woven into the history of Wisconsin. This exhibit seeks to show a small part of that history. Like the Native peoples, the display continues to grow and change. NLPM owns an extensive collection of artifacts. Although we can’t show everything all at once, we hope to change items in the exhibit so that you can visit often and always discover something new. 

Bird and Animal collection

A new animal exhibit will be unveiled September 6, don’t miss it!

Natural History “Rocks; Building Blocks of the Earth”

With help from the Weis Earth Science Museum, some of NLPM’s extensive rock and mineral collection is on exhibit.

Temporary Exhibits


July 21-January, 2015- FOLK: Art & Tradition exhibit

Join us for a traditional art exhibition about very un-traditional art! Folk Art and Tradition will look at the work of untrained and outsider artists from the 19th Century through present day.

September 6 – February, 2015 EXTINCT: The 100th Anniversary of the Last Passenger Pigeon display

The New London Public Museum will join a variety of institutions around the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Stop in and see the three specimens in the collection and learn more about this fascinating bird.

November 3-January 17, 2015- Mr. Beachkofski’s Santas

Celebrate the holidays with Mr. Beach’s Santas. It wouldn’t be Christmas in New London without them!

Curiosity Series


Saturday, November 8

Folk Art workshop


Shellie Gotham

Stop by early to explore the FOLK Art & Tradition exhibit.  Get inspired by the wonderful, whimsical pieces in the FOLK Art & Tradition exhibit at the museum. Then learn a variety of techniques and ideas while you create a small, decorative bird house at our workshop. All materials will be supplied for you to stretch your imagination! Your fall inspired birdhouse will be a hit on your holiday table scape. You don’t want to miss this fun class.  The workshop fee is $4.50 and includes all your materials, instruction, coffee and light refreshments. Class size is very limited, so make your reservation today. For additional information or to reserve your spot, stop by or call the museum at (920) 982-8520.

Wednesday, November 12

“The Passenger Pigeon”

6-7 PM 

Stanley Temple

Stanley A. Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and former Chairman of the Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has spent his career working to save endangered species and the habitats on which they depend. His presentation will focus on the history and extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and what it means for us today.

2014 Events

Saturday, March 29     

Museum Science Discovery Days: Bird Science

Discover more about our Feathered Friends! This free science day at the museum is great for ages 5 and up.

Saturday, May 10 

Museum Science Discovery Days: Messy Science

Wear some old clothes and prepare to get MESSY!!! This free science day at the museum is great for ages 5 and up.


May 12-17

Museum week activities throughout the week 

Mon. May 12 

3:45-5:30pm Stop by the Museum Jobs Fair - Curious about a career in museums? Meet with professionals from a variety of Wisconsin museums and find out more. Open to students or anyone thinking of a career change. 

Saturday, June 21

Teen Tales Story Slam

A unique competition open to teens 13-16. 

Saturday, September 27  

Museum Science Discovery Days: Fossils! 

Dig into the past and see what we can discover! This free science day at the museum is great for ages 5 and up.

Wednesdays, October 15, 22, 29


Discover more about the building blocks of Earth! Great for ages 8-13, three sessions full of activities and experiments. Limited space, registration is required and there is a small few per session.

Explore these NLPM Exhibits Anytime

Natural History 
Building Blocks of the Earth - Minerals and Fossils
Birds - enjoy numerous birds from the NLPM taxidermy collection, including Passenger Pigeons
Animals of Wisconsin
Native American
Explore part of the Native American collection with examples from Woodlands, Plains and pre-history tribes
Local History
Explore the history of things "Made in New London" in our new Local History section at NLPM.  Manufacturers past and present add to the history of this Wisconsin town.



Museum Hours:

10-5 Monday-Friday

10-1 Saturday 

(closed Saturdays Memorial Day-Labor Day)


406 South Pearl Street

New London, WI  54961



Located in the lower level of the

New London Public Library