Shedding Light on History:
How do we care for our most
Asylum: Out of the Shadows explores the long history of behavioral and mental health told through the history of the Outagamie County Asylum for the Insane. By focusing on the individuals who lived and worked there, this exhibit sheds light on the institution, personalizes the stories of the residents, and helps remove stigma.
Real People, Real Stories
This exhibit features a free cellphone app featuring actors portraying eight real persons who lived or worked at the Asylum. Visitors are encouraged to bring earbuds or purchase them in the Museum's gift shop.
Step into the Asylum:
Learn the real history of what occurred at the Outagamie County Asylum for the Insane.
Created in Partnership:
Ken and Carol Grode and Family | Eagle Supply & Plastics, Inc.
Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Opens November 17, 2016
Closes June 3, 2018
History Museum at the Castle
330 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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