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Houdini's Magical Appleton
$5.00 per person / $2.50 for Museum Members
Wed., June 17, 2015 for walkers at 6:00pm
Wed., June 24, 2015 for advanced walkers at 6:00pm
Location: History Museum at the Castle 
 
Join a guided walking tour of the sites associated with the myths and reality of Houdini’s life in Appleton. Houdini claimed the city to be his birthplace, but he was actually born in 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. We will explore his brief life in Appleton by visiting where his childhood home once stood, sites of fictional magical feats, and his father’s synagogue. Explore the city that Houdini called home.  Fees will be collected the night of the event.

 
Historic Places of Downtown Appleton
$5.00 per person / $2.50 for Museum Members
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015 for walkers at 6:00pm
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015 for advanced walkers at 6:00pm
Location: History Museum at the Castle 
 
Join a guided walking tour of downtown Appleton! Compare historic photographs to our changing landscape along College Avenue, discover hidden ghost signs, and learn about forgotten historic sites. See your downtown in a whole new way! Fees will be collected the night of the event.

SUMMER 2015 EVENT SCHEDULE

Neon Glass Bending Demonstration
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
Location: History Museum at the Castle
$10 per person, $8 for Museum Members

Watch neon artisan Jed Schleisner work his magic right here at the museum. Jed will demonstrate the glass bending techniques he uses to create and restore neon signs. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see in-person how these glowing signs are made!

Kimberly-Little Chute Bicycle Ride
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6:00pm
Location: Meet at the Little Chute Public Library
Free event, but space is limited!
 
Join the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library and History Museum at the Castle for a bicycle tour of local history. The tour will visit historic sites associated with Dutch immigration, lock tenders, Lamers Dairy, and the paper industry. The ride is approximately 5 miles at a leisurely pace and incorporates city trail and bike lane infrastructure. Participants are required to follow bike safety and wear helmets. Registration required by calling the library at 920-788-7825. 

Stormy Kromer’s Kaukauna Bicycle Ride
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 6:00pm
Location: Meet at Horseshoe Park, E.12 Street, Kaukauna
$5.00 per person / $2.50 for Museum Members
 
Kaukauna is home to the iconic Stormy Kromer cap. Participants on this bicycle ride will learn about the history of George Kromer (the cap’s inventor) and his life as a train engineer and baseball player. The tour covers 6 stops and travels about 6 miles at a leisurely pace. Participants are required to follow bike safety and wear helmets. Registration required by contacting Curator Emily Rock at 920-735-9370 x. 115 oremily@myhistorymuseum.org. Fees will be collected the night of the event.

Black History Bus Tour
Wednesday, July 15 at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: History Museum at the Castle
$5.00 per person; $2.50 Museum Members
 
Join the History Museum for a bus tour of historic sites associated with Black history in Appleton. The tour will visit 10 historic sites, including early Black-owned businesses, homes of Black Civil War veterans, and sites linked to the Civil Rights Movement. For a comparison of past and present, the tour will include photographs of historic events and places discussed along the route. Registration required by contacting Curator Emily Rock at 920-735-9370 x. 115 or emily@myhistorymuseum.org. Fees will be collected the night of the event. Transportation donated by Huettl Bus, Inc.     


Silent Film Series: Harold Lloyd’s Speedy
Monday, August 3, 2015 at 6:30pm, doors open at 6:00
Location: History Museum at the Castle
$7 per person

In Harold Lloyd’s last silent comedy, “Speedy” rallies his neighborhood to save his girlfriend’s family’s horse-drawn trolley line from being put out of business by a railroad. Classic high jinks abound! Film is accompanied by live organ music by Frank Rippl. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with the Packerland Theater Organ Society.

Tuesday - Sunday

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

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI

920-735-9370





 Curator Emily Rock at 920-735-9370 x. 115 or 

emily@myhistorymuseum.org.

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