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The Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society, Inc.,

the nation's oldest member-based philanthropic organization,
is dedicated to holding and preserving
in community trust for future generations
its most valuable cultural and historic items, art and artifacts.

Founded in 1923, The Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society, Inc. is a “one of a kind” non-profit organization that supports regional historical institutions by providing grant monies for preservation and restoration of cultural artifacts. We own over 350 treasures - antique furniture, textiles, paintings, lighting fixtures, china, silver and objects of art; many are exhibited in local historical buildings and museums. Our most noteworthy pieces include 22 paintings by renowned American artist Howard Pyle, a collection of valuable oriental rugs, The Hospitality of St. Julian by Italian artist Cristofano Allori, and a rare photograph of Abraham and Tad Lincoln, signed by Abraham Lincoln himself! Our grants are funded by proceeds from our "Annual Holiday Antique Show & Sale", held in November.

Our Mission

The Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation accepting gifts, bequests and donations that support our mission: “To hold, purchase, preserve and acquire antiquities and real estate to perpetuate the history of the locality surrounding Green Bay and the State of Wisconsin.”