Tuesday - Sunday

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

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Offered in partnership with Packerland Theater Organ Society. Live music accompaniment by Frank Rippl.

Prisoner of Zenda (Action Drama)

​Monday, October 24, 6:30pm, doors open at 6:00pm
$7 per person

When the king is drugged and abducted by his ambitious brother, a lookalike relative must take his place to keep the evil sibling off the throne.


"The Sound of the Edison Talking Doll"

Tuesday, September 13, 6:30pm

$5.00 per person. Offered in partnership with Hearthstone Historic House Museum.

Learn about the beginning of recorded sound! 

Hear the first commercially recorded cylinders that were sold to the public under the Edison name. It was not the phonograph, but the Edison doll that spoke the first recorded rhymes that the public could purchase. 

The importance of the Edison doll to sound recordings is historically significant: The first cylinders sold to the public under the name "Edison" were the recordings found in the Edison Talking Dolls. The girls who recorded the nursery rhymes were the first paid recording artists. On display will be an Edison doll and talking mechanism. 

Featured speakers are noted Edison collectors Robin and Joan Rolfs. This past year they were involved in a research project with the Thomas Edison National Historical Park and were featured on NPR and the New York Times. 


Every Friday.

Join instructor Sarah Wendorf  inside the beautiful Siekman Room featuring stained glass windows by Thomas Dietrich. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. Ask for a coupon card for 6 sessions for price of 5. For more information, please contact sheila@myhistorymuseum.org or call 920-735-9370 x104.

11:00am  (45minutes) - $6.00 / session
Whether you are looking for flexibility, strength, balance, clarity, or relaxation in the middle of your day, this yoga class is for you! The class offers a pace to help you explore your breathing, postures, mindfulness, and how the postures work together for your lunch practice. All levels of fitness are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and yoga mat.

Join the History Museum and Fleet Feet Sports Fox Valley for a fun summer of exploring local history by foot and bicycle. The program series occurs this summer and fall! 

Visit the Get Up and Go webpage for more information, schedule, and registration. 

SPARK! is a monthly engagement program for caregivers and loved ones living with memory loss. Each one hour program is led by a specially trained museum educator who engages participants in interactive exhibit experiences. Join us after the program for coffee and conversation.

SPARK! programs rotate monthly among three museum locations: Building for Kids, History Museum at the Castle, and The Trout Museum of Art. For more information and to register, please visit their website or call 920-733-4089.

All events are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Bader Philanthropies and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

Summer 2016

Experiencing Wisconsin's Landscapes

Monday, March 14, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Trout Museum of Art

Paper Valley History

Monday, April 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm

History Museum at the Castle

Flower Pounding

Monday, May 9, 1:00pm-2:30pm

The Building for Kids Children's Museum

Stories of Hometown Heroes

Monday, July 11, 10:00am-11:30am

or 1:00pm-2:30pm

Trout Museum of Art

Cycling Through Time: Bicycle History

Monday, July 11, 10:00am-11:30am

or 1:00pm-2:30pm

History Museum at the Castle

Meditative Rock Gardens

Monday, August 8, 10:00am-11:30am 

or 1:00pm-2:30pm

The Building for Kids Children's Museum

 Curator Emily Rock at 920-735-9370 x. 115 or emily@myhistorymuseum.org