Mercury Marine Opening A Museum In FDL

One of the ways Mercury
Marine in Fond du Lac
is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year is by opening up a museum. Steve
Fleming of Mercury says it will be located on Scott Street in Fond du Lac next to the Children’s Museum and
will open in a few months. He says over the years those loyal to Mercury Marine
products have collected items that will be featured in the museum. Mercury’s
history began in Cedarburg in 1939 when Mercury founder Carl Kiekhaefer
purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant. The move to Fond du Lac and its current headquarters
didn’t occur until 1946. Fleming says the museum will allow the company to
showcase some of that history. He says a lot of people in the Fond du Lac area have been affiliated with
Mercury over the years and it would be nice if the museum became a destination
point. Mercury’s actual 75th anniversary is Wednesday. Fleming says Mercury
employees worldwide will be treated to lunch, one of the many activities
planned for the year-long celebration.