All it took was four very determined young brothers to join forces to create what would turn out to be the largest silver fox and mink farm in the United States, The Fromm Brothers Fur & Ginseng Farm. Edward, Walter, John and Henry Fromm were hard-working young men. Their work ethic brought to fruition an enterprise that impacted multiple business industries – from ginseng farming and disease control to fox and mink farming and fashion, and numerous other ventures in between. It is an amazing local story of hard work and determination.
Come to the T.B. Scott Library on Sunday. Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. as we hear about the history of the Fromm Brothers and how their iconic local business put the small Town of Hamburg on the worldwide map. Learn about the future of the Fromm Brothers property and how the Fromm Brothers Historical Preservation Society, that has been formed, will ensure that individuals for generations to come will know about this very unique Wisconsin enterprise. The event presenter, Gregory Strasser, is a founding board member of the Fromm Brothers Historical Preservation Society. His love of history brought him to the Fromm property in Hamburg and the legacy created there. His love of the community compelled him to help preserve that legacy.
As a bonus, Bright with Silver will be available for viewing at the presentation. In 1947, author Kathrene Pinkerton did a phenomenal job of telling the story of the Fromm brothers and their business enterprise journey. The library has copies available for checkout at any time.
This program, part of the Library’s Words Worth Hearing Series, provides an opportunity for community members and historians to listen and learn about a real-life story that made an enormous impact on our small town in the Midwest and how it will be preserved.
Refreshments will be available from First Street Coffee Station and The Checkered Churn. Find out what’s happening at your library at www.tbscottlibrary.org, “T.B. Scott Free Library” on Facebook, or by calling 715-536-7191.