Women’s History Month: Helen Ferslev
Helen was a devoted educator, talented artist, and a local history advocate in Green Bay. Helen is particularly important to the Neville because without her we may not be where we are today. In honor of all she’s done for our community and the museum we want to share just a few of her accomplishments.Helen is one of several special women that lived here in Brown County that valued the arts and the preservation of history. Helen’s dedication to preservation of history is most evident in her hard work to make our current museum building a reality. Helen served as President of the Neville Public Museum Corporation. Before 1983 the museum sat in a smaller and less conducive building on Jefferson St. Helen fought for a new facility that was eventually supported by the county, the city, and private donors, a true community project. Here is Helen breaking ground with the County Executive, the Mayor, and the Museum Director.
Foundation president, Helen Ferslev, Mayor Samuel Halloin, Brown County
Executive Donald Holloway, and Museum Director, James Quinn, break ground in
1981 for a new museum.|
The museum is thankful for people like Helen that continually support our mission and fight to preserve local history and engage the arts.