• Historic Eagles Club Restored to Former Glory as New Event Venue

     
    POSTED January 30, 2019
     
  • Historic Eagles Club Restored to Former Glory as New Event Venue

     
    POSTED January 30, 2019
     
  • Historic Eagles Club Restored to Former Glory as New Event Venue

     
    POSTED January 30, 2019
     

A historic landmark property has been completely overhauled and transformed into a new charming Midwest meeting place. 

The Howard, located in the lakefront town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, encompasses an event space, concert hall, day-time café and a vintage 10-lane basement bowling alley, complete with modern touches including automatic lanes, plush couches and a private viewing room. The 33,000-square-foot space has the potential to host conventions conventions, business meetings, weddings and more. The Howard's 7,000-square-foot ballroom can accommodate up to 450 guests and its 1,800-square-foot Great Hall can hold up to 185.   

Built in 1927, the Eagles Club was orginally founded as the home to a men's-only fraternal organization, which served as venue for community events and statewide conventions. The concert hall was also once used for lavish balls and boxing matches. 

The Howard has been carefully restored by sisters and proprietors, Carey Sharpe and Jenna Golem, and through the restoration process many original elements of the building's original craftsmanship have been preserved while modern amenities like The Cafe at The Howard (serving healthy, sustainable and locally sourced food options) and The Lanes incorporate playful new event offerings. The Howard will also host a variety of live entertainment featuring Grammy award-winning artists and even murder mystery dinner theatre events. 

If Willy Wonka planned a meeting break, this is what it might look like: blueberry treats that can be plucked from the walls, cheesecake pops dipped in Nerds, everlasting gobstobbers in every flavor and strawberry (or snozberry?) smoothie shots. This sweet idea comes to life complete with an accompanying soundtrack at LondonHouse Chicago this fall, thanks to Executive Chef Jacob Verstegen, who was inspired to create the package after an interactive dining and music experience at Elizabeth Restaurant.

 

When it comes to small meetings in Chicago, planners have a lot of options.

 

The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) recently announced that Dave Herrell has been named the new president and CEO, with an official start date of October 8, 2018.