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City Mayor Fran Thorpe presented the Key to the City of Monroe to John Zweifel. 

  County County Board Chairman Robert Hoesly proclaimed May 1-5 White House Replica Appreciation days.    State Sen. Charles Chvala and Rep. John Manske proclaim Wednesday An Evening at the White House.

             MONROE EVENING TIMES             

MONROE, GREEN COUNTY, WIS.,FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1986  

THE WHITE HOUSE

He says there's no place like home 
By JUDIE HYDE TIMES News Editor

The White House Replica is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through May 5th at the National Guard Armory. Admission is free. TIMES photo by Joel Stensberg

When John Zweifel brought his White House Replica back to Monroe he said he was "coming home again" — home to the place which was the inspiration for the world-famous display that has won praises across the nation and around the world.

John's patriotic fervor is evident in every word he utters about the Replica — a fervor he attributes in large part to the portion of his boyhood shared with his grandfather "Spot" Young in Monroe.

"We want everyone to have a real positive feeling about what we're trying to do here," Zweifel said, explaining the concept of the White House replica was based on a desire to help the nation observe its 1976 bicentennial celebration.

Every American should be able to share in the heritage that is the White House, Zweifel says. "It's pure Americana, a gift from the people to the people," he believes, and it's important that all people in the country share in an ever-lasting salute to the house of the people.

That desire to have the American people share in the spirit of patriotism that was the moving force behind the creation of the White House can be traced to the emotions and feelings imbued in John by his artist-grandfather and the people of Monroe.

"Monroe is the greatest place in the world," John claims, unabashedly admitting he's a self-proclaimed public relations representative for his favorite city. "Every time I come into Monroe, I hold my breath and say a prayer, and thank God for the time I spent here," he says.

John, who attended East School in Monroe for about a year, spent much of his time as a youngster visiting his grandparents' home, watching, listening and learning from his grandfather. "If everybody could only have a youth like that," he says, recalling how he often would absentmindedly leave his bicycle at the park, "and I could go back and get it!" he explains. There's no other place in the world you can do that, he says.

Zweifel told the Monroe Kiwanis Club Thursday he has put together more than 1,000 White House displays all over the world, and "you're so fortunate to have the great people you have here," the people who worked so hard to bring the Replica to Monroe for friends and neighbors to see "their own house."

He said he was especially proud of the "Feeling Good About Monroe" spirit that is sweeping the community, a theme promoted and carried through by the Monroe Evening TIMES. "You're so fortunate to have the great newspaper you have," he said, noting how often the media accentuate the negative aspects of a story. "It's such a positive approach here."

In fact, John said, he's so in love with Monroe and Green County he often considers moving back to the area where the White House Replica got its start. His message is clear, and it's straight from the heart.

"God Bless Monroe."

"And God Bless America."

What simpler way to express the feelings of a man who fulfilled his dream of giving the American people a symbol, something close to the people, something everybody can visit and something that's for all of the people.

The White House.

TIMES photo by Joel Stensberg 

Musical tribute The Monroe Senior High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Thomas L. Schilt, presented a rousing "Musical Tribute to America and Our Heritage" during an Evening at the White House Wednesday. The patriotic bill of fare included "The Liberty Bell" "Armed Forces Salute" "The Black Horse Troop" "Americans We" and "American Salute." 

White House replica on display until May 5 

 

An extensive, one-of-a-kind collection of china used by numerous presidents is on display at the White House Replica exhibit now through May 5. There's no other display like it in the country out-side of the White House itself or the Smithsonian Institute. The display features examples from several presidential china collections, including a plate from President Ronald Reagan's service which features an etched gold band and red border overlaid by gold latticework which surrounds an ivory center with a raised gold Presidential seal. Reagan's service was made by Lenox of New Jersey, the same firm which made the first state service made in the United States for President Woodrow Wilson. The china display only adds to the historic pleasure of viewers who will see the White House Replica, an authentic scaled reproduction of the Executive Mansion. The exhibit is free to the public and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

A real Christmas in May If you've ever wondered how the first family celebrates Christmas you shouldn't miss the debut of the Blue Room at Christmas, at the White House Replica display now through May 5 at the National Guard Armory. The holiday decor of the White House is complete with a Christmas tree adorned with replicas of Nancy Reagan's ornaments. Seasonal songs will be aired near the special White House segment. The special display features a real Christmas snowfall drifting silently to the grounds of the White House. Through three windows in the Blue Room, tourists will be able to see realistic scenery from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. Special effects of the scenery will change periodically throughout the day. The display is sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Monroe Organized Revitalization Effort, The West Mall Association and the Downtown Business Association. Admission is free. 

 Index 
Volume 88, Issue 169, 16 pages 
Regional 4 Religion 8 City 5 Sports 10-11 Comics 6 Classified 12-15 Astro-Logic 6 Weather 16 Crossword 6 City/County 16 Dear Abby 6 Calendar 16 People 6-7 Obituaries 16 
1986 Monroe Publishing Company, Ml Rights Reserved

 

3 presidents rode here

A visit to the White House would not be complete without seeing the White House limousine — a vehicle used to transport three Presidents in luxury, convenience and style.

The world-famous recreation of the White House is on display now through May 5 at the National Guard Armory, 1130-30th St. The Monroe Chamber of Commerce-sponsored display is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

The exhibit also includes the real-life, sleek, shining black limousine that was used to transport three Presidents and countless dignitaries that visited Washington D.C. during an eight-year period.

Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter all used the spacious limousine during the years they held the highest office in the nation.

Visitors to the exhibit can easily see the interior of the vehicle. It includes a television set, a fully-equipped bar, a telephone or two and countless other appointments designed for the comfort of the VIPs ensconced in the smooth-riding, bullet-proofed, not-your-average-run-of-the-mill auto.

China fit for leadership

An extensive, one-of-a-kind collection of china used by numerous presidents is on display at the White House Replica exhibit now through May 5. There's no other display like it in the country out-side of the White House itself or the Smithsonian Institute. The display features examples from several presidential china collections, including a plate from President Ronald Reagan's service which features an etched gold band and red border overlaid by gold latticework which surrounds an ivory center with a raised gold Presidential seal. Reagan's service was made by Lenox of New Jersey, the same firm which made the first state service made in the United States for President Woodrow Wilson. The china display only adds to the historic pleasure of viewers who will see the White House Replica, an authentic scaled reproduction of the Executive Mansion. The exhibit is free to the public and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

A real Christmas in May

If you've ever wondered how the first family celebrates Christmas you shouldn't miss the debut of the Blue Room at Christmas, at the White House Replica display now through May 5 at the National Guard Armory. The holiday decor of the White House is complete with a Christmas tree adorned with replicas of Nancy Reagan's ornaments. Seasonal songs will be aired near the special White House segment. The special display features a real Christmas snowfall drifting silently to the grounds of the White House. Through three windows in the Blue Room, tourists will be able to see realistic scenery from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. Special effects of the scenery will change periodically throughout the day. The display is sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Monroe Organized Revitalization Effort, The West Mall Association and the Downtown Business Association. Admission is free. 

 Index 
Volume 88, Issue 169, 16 pages 
Regional 4 Religion 8 City 5 Sports 10-11 Comics 6 Classified 12-15 Astro-Logic 6 Weather 16 Crossword 6 City/County 16 Dear Abby 6 Calendar 16 People 6-7 Obituaries 16 
1986 Monroe Publishing Company, Ml Rights Reserved

 

JAKE GARN. UTAH. CHAIRMAN
JOHN HEINZ PENNSYLVANIA     WILLIAM PROXMIRE. WISCONSIN
WILLIAM L. ARMSIRONG COLORADO     ALAN CRANSTON, CALIFORNIA
ALFONSE M VAMAIO. NEW YORK DONALD W. RIEGLE, JR. MICHIGAN
SLADE GORTON. WASHINGTON     PAUL S.SARBANES, MARYLAND
MACK MATTINGLY. GEORGIA     CHRISTOPHER J. DOOD CONNECTICUT
CHIC HECHT. NEVADA     ALAN J. DIXON. ILLINOIS
PHIL GRAMM. TEXAS     JIM SASSER, TENNESSEE
M. DANNY WALL STAFF DIRECTOR
KENNETH A. McLEAN MINORITY STAFF DIRECTOR

United States Senate 

COMMITTEE ON BANKING, ROUSING, AND

URBAN AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON, DC 20510

Catch The Spirit.. • We're Feelin' Good About Monroe

Dear Citizens of Monroe:

I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to the Community of Monroe in  recognition of the spirit behind the enthusiastic campaign, "We're Feelin' Good About Monroe."

A Highlight of this great campaign is the display of the exquisitely detailed White House Replica: an impressive exhibit designed and created by one of Monroe's own sons, John Zweifel.

This masterful achievement serves as a perfect symbol of the campaign to justly recognize the patriotism and determination of all the citizens of this prosperous agricultural community. "Were Feelin' Good About Monroe" captures the pride and determination it, has taken to keep Monroe a thriving, growing community.

As the Senator from Wisconsin, I am very proud to represent the citizens of Monroe in the United States Senate. I am certain that your enthusiasm and dedication will help assure Monroe's continued success in the future.

Warmest regards. 

Sincerely, 
William Proxmire, U.S.S.

WB :lb 


On Display At

The National Guard Armory

1130 30th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin

May 1st Through May 5th

10 A.M. Until 9 P.M.

• FREE ADMISSION • 

Sponsored By 

MONROE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

 

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