MANITOWOC, Wisc. (WFRV) – With all the recent talk about UFOs, it seems like a good time to start planning for the return of Sputnikfest. “I always tell people to think ray guns and flying saucers,” says Rahr-West Art Museum Executive Director Greg Vadney. “That’s what we’re going for with Sputnikfest. It’s a fun way to celebrate the completely odd thing that happened in Manitowoc.”Construction underway for NE Wisconsin’s first Scooter’s Coffee It was right in front of the museum back in 1962 that pieces of the Russian satellite Sputnik IV crashed down into the pavement.At first, the officers who spotted the smoking metal weren’t quite sure what it was. Only after the arrival of the military and FBI did they realize a piece of the historic American-Russian space race had landed along’s Wisconsin’s lakeshore.
…July 30th marks the opening of Really Big Prints which features large-scale prints made during the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Really Big Prints event.