The Neville Public Museum
Over one million photographic prints and negatives for use by the public as reproductions for business display, research tools, and for gifts or other personal uses. View hundreds of images online by visiting our Snapshots in Time.
Historic images created from and reflective of local lives, make the photograph collection one of the Neville Public Museum's strongest assets.
A hallmark of this collection is a group of over one million negatives taken for the Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1950-1980. Over 100,000 prints and cased images complement several special collections of works by local photographers.
Four million feet of news film from three local network stations animate local and national events since 1953.
Using This Collection
Private individuals, researchers, educators, commercial interests, and non-profit agencies use this collection. The Museum’s staff provides personal assistance in locating and reproducing work from this collection. Appointments for access to the Photograph Collection can be made by calling the Museum.
Commercial Photo Sales
The origins of the Neville Public Museum of Brown County began in 1915, when nine local women formed the Green Bay Art Club and held a modest exhibit of rare and important objects owned by area residents. From this humble beginning in the basement of the former Kellogg Library on Jefferson St., the museum's permanent collection today includes over 100,000 objects and more than half a million images that represent our local and regional businesses and communities.
Your commercial purchase provides financial support for the Neville Public Museum's Digital Initiative. The purpose of the Digital Initiative is to make historical images available to the public in fulfilment of the museum's mission of championing history, science and the arts. Your support allows us to bridge communities by sharing this historic photograph archive with the world, while preserving these snapshots in time for future generations.
For more information please contact Collections Manager Louise Pfotenhauer by email or at 920-448-7845.
Order Photo Reproductions
How To Order
You can call the Collections Manager at 920-448-7845 or send email the Collections Manager.
I know what photo I want
Please be prepared with a photograph number or description, size and finish desired, your name, address, telephone number, and where the image was seen.
I'd like to browse the photo collection
View hundreds of images online by visiting our Snapshots in Time.
For those who are interested in viewing more photographs, you are welcome to make an appointment with the Curator of Collections to view the photograph collections at the Museum. Please contact the Neville Public Museum at least three days in advance for this service.
Become a Member
Membership offers many great benefits — free admission, gift shop discounts, VIP status at events, and more! Click here for details.
Volunteer at the Museum
Volunteers are indispensable to the operation of the museum. Adults, high school students, and potential interns are invited to check out our unique and fun volunteer opportunities. Click here to learn more.