Contact Community Engagement Manager

Kathy Voigt at 920-735-9370 x. 105 or


From Houdini to hometown stories,

the authentic source for history

in the Fox Cities of Wisconsin.


Friday, April 11
​Taste of the 70s
$8.00 for non-members; $5.00 for members
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Registration preferred by calling Sheila Ploeckelman at 920-735-9370 x. 104.

Far out man!  Sample the beers that made Wisconsin famous in a 1970s themed evening. Try classics like Old Milwaukee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, and Miller High Life (“the Champaign of Beers”), compete in a trivia contest, and play board games from the decade.  Can you dig it?  Admission includes exhibit and 1 free drink.

Saturday, April 12 Wheel Fever at the Fox Cities Book Festival
10:00am – 11:30am

Elisha D. Smith Public Library, Menasha

Free and open to the public

Join Chief Curator Nick Hoffman at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library as he talks about his co-authored book Wheel Fever at the Fox Cities Book Festival. Hoffman will discuss Chapter 8 of Wheel Fever that focuses on amateur and professional racing during the 1890s. He will focus on three major bicycle meets that occurred in the Fox Cities that attracted internationally known bicycle racers and why those races still matter today.

Wednesday, April 16 John Baer: The Dean of Labor Cartoonists
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Free and open to the public

Join Chief Curator Nick Hoffman as he shares the untold story of Black Creek’s John Baer. Baer grew up in Black Creek and attended Lawrence University before becoming a national politician and labor cartoonist who coined the phrase “new deal" used for President Frankilin D. Roosevelt's domestic recovery programs. Hoffman will cover his life story as well as touch on his family who also had a lasting influence on Appleton.

​​Saturday, April 26

Scout Program: It’s a Secret Elective (Wolves)
12:00pm - 3:00pm
2 hour program with start time (between 12:00pm - 1:00pm) chosen by leader. $5.00 per scout. Click
here to register your troop.

Shhhhh … Wolves can complete the It’s a Secret elective.  Write in invisible ink, crack a code and more! $5 per scout.