“My home. Starting June 2015 I started collecting Social Security. With the back pay the courts awarded me, I purchased this mobile home in Little Chute on October 1, 2015.” -Todd

This exhibit is made available

thanks to the following sponsors:

Homelessness in Appleton is often described as invisible, but the struggle for steady housing and employment has been a challenge for many people in the past and present. Portrayed as outsiders or insignificant, the overlooked individuals who are homeless have a story to tell. What does homelessness look and feel like in our area?

This exhibit features over 150 photographs taken by people in our community who are homeless or living on the edge of homelessness. Taken from November 2015 to April 2016, their photographs and journals provide a glimpse into the struggle for stable housing in the Fox Cities.  (In)visible also covers the history of homelessness and poverty in Appleton, as well as statistics from Project RUSH in 2015. 

Traveling Version of (In)visible


​A smaller version of (In)visible: Homelessness in Appleton is also available as a traveling exhibit  to visit area schools, churches, libraries, government buildings, non-profits, and community centers. To borrow the exhibit, please contact Curator Emily Rock, History Museum at the Castle at emily@myhistorymuseum.org or 920-735-9370 x. 115.

“Homeless man on bench at a park.” -Keith

Created in partnership with:

Arts and Culture Partnership Grant

Robert Dohr and Lilas Dohr

Current Community Needs Fund    

Daniel Brown

Eagle Supply and Plastics

“I go here many times when I need to be alone for a while. Sometimes my little corner of the world gets the best of me.” -Allen

Tuesday - Sunday

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI

920-735-9370