Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Friday, March 9, 2018

New Book!

I have exciting news to end the week!  I have written another book, which will be published on April 23.  And, I am doing the above program at the Menasha Public Library on April 29th. My book is Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley and features picture postcards that depicted the Twin Cities in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Old postcards can evoke memories of the past and provide glimpses into our history and culture. During the “Golden Age” of postcards (1898-1918), millions of postcards were sent because they were an affordable, fast, and colorful way of communicating. Later, postcards became mainstays of resorts, hotels, restaurants, and roadside tourist attractions in the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s. 

I will speak about the postcard craze and show postcards from my personal collection that depict Neenah and Menasha from over 100 years ago along with some of their long past messages. Books will be available for sale after the event.  You can even bring your own postcards to discuss with the group if you like.

My book is available now for pre-order at the web site below, or come out to see me on April 29th. The book will also be available at local retailers in the Fox Valley yet to be determined.


  1. Congratulations David. I have a hunch that there are a group of nuns from St. Mary's smiling in heaven today.

  2. Thanks, Dave. That's very kind of you. More than likely, the nuns are sitting there shaking their collective heads in disbelief that Mr. Galassie could string together more than one coherent sentence!