December 15, 2020
VFW Donation
Don Bradley, Quartermaster of VFW Post #1304 presents a check to Stockton Heritage Museum Board President Ann Coppernoll.

December, 2020
Check out the Museum’s Festival of Trees
Walk or drive by the Stockton Heritage Museum during the month of December to see our lighted trees in the windows. Thanks to those who provided decorated trees to bring joy and wonder to the holiday season. Enjoy!

November 17, 2020
Stockton Heritage Museum Annual Meeting

The Stockton Heritage Museum Annual Meeting was held on November 17.

Several changes to board memberships were announced at the annual meeting.

We appreciate and hard work and significant contributions made by retiring board members Cathie Rausch, Lori Ertmer and Tess Wackerlin.

  • Cathie Rausch served on the board for many years. Cathie enjoyed working on window displays, helping at museum events, and was always willing to take a turn as museum host on Saturdays and Sundays during our open season. We have Cathie and her husband Jake to thank for the generous donation that allowed us to buy the adjacent building and double our museum space.
  • Lori Ertmer served on the board since 2005-2020. Lori traces her Hermann roots to Stockton’s founding families. She has been the queen of acquisitions and was always on the lookout for items to add to our collections. She has been involved in helping with museum and window displays and events throughout her time on the board.
  • Tess Wackerlin served on the board for 3 years. Tess worked as the project manager for our office remodeling project and has been the point person for successfully applying for grants to help us with museum updates and equipment needs. Tess also led the development of the museum website.

New members elected to the board include:

Dana Noller, Kyle Arnold and Jan Steffens

November 2020
Fall Newsletter Sent Out
The Stockton Heritage Museum Fall Newsletter was mailed to members in November. To read a copy, click here.

August 26, 2020
Freeport Community Grant Received for Website Development
The Stockton Heritage Museum announced today that they were successful in receiving a grant earlier this year from the Freeport Community Foundation. The Stockton Heritage Museum intends to use this grant to develop a website. The website will allow us to communicate to a broader audience and share information on Stockton history, upcoming events and programs, news, current displays, and additions to our collections.

The Board of Directors wishes to thank the Freeport Community Foundation for the grant that made this website possible.

March 4, 2020
Lions Club Donation to the Museum
The Stockton Heritage Museum Board of Directors thanks the Stockton Lions Club for their generous donation to the Museum. Pictured are Mark Heidenreich, President of the Stockton Lions Club, presenter, and Ann Coppernoll, President of the Museum Board of Directors receiving the $3,000 donation. This donation will be applied to the costs of the repair and replacement of the wood front of the Museum building. Many Thanks to the Lions Club for their support of the Museum and the Community of Stockton.