Tuesday - Sunday

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

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Silent Film Series: Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality
Monday, Feb. 22, 6:30pm, doors open at 6
$7 per person

In this silent comedy, a New Yorker, Willie McKay (Buster Keaton) travels to Kentucky to claim his inheritance and falls in love with the daughter of sworn family enemy, the Canfields. The only thing that keeps the Canfields from hurting Willie is the rules of “hospitality.” Will Willie end the family feud? 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.


Annual Meeting of the Outagamie County Historical Society

Monday, March 7, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Program and meal: $12.00 / person

Just program (members): Free

Just program (non-members): $5.00

Join us for a night of annual awards, election of board officers, a preview of 2016, and program by Frank Anderson. 

A Veritable Cornucopia of Historical Tidbits with Frank Anderson

Author and musician Frank Anderson will discuss Henry Blood, Eben Rexford, Appleton in the 1850s, Joe McCarthy's million dollar view, The Battle of the Fox River, Theophilus Riesinger (The Exorcist of Appleton), odds and ends from old letters and newspapers, Lawrence University's Civil War cavalrymen, and much more! All told very quickly and with much digression.

2016 Annual Meeting Options


Every Friday, begins March 4, 2016

Join instructor Dee Priddis 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 - Yoga for Seniors (45minutes) - $6.00 / session
Yoga practice promotes a healthier and happier you through improving balance, concentration, strength – and having fun with others. This class is formatted for students who would like to practice yoga without transitioning from standing to floor postures repetitively. Walls and chairs can be used to assist postures. If you have never practiced yoga before and can stand on your own, this will offer you the opportunity to learn the postures and breathing techniques of yoga. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and yoga mat.

12:00pm - Lunch Hour Yoga (60minutes) - $8.00 / 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.

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.

Fall 2015 - 2016

Family Photos

Monday, September 14, 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm

Trout Museum of Art

Hometown Houdini

Monday, October 12, 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm

History Museum at the Castle

String Painting

Monday, November 9, 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm

The Building for Kids Children's Museum

Angels We Have Heard on High!

Monday, December 14, 1-2:30pm

Trout Museum of Art

Cycling Through Time: Bicycle History

Monday, January 11, 1-2:30pm

History Museum at the Castle

Winter Weaving

Monday, February 8, 1-2:30pm

The Building for Kids Children's Museum

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