Contact Community Engagement Manager
Kathy Voigt at 920-735-9370 x. 105 or
the authentic source for history
in the Fox Cities of Wisconsin.
Monday, March 10
$7.00 per person
The following is the synopsis from IMDB:
Rollo decides to marry his sweetheart Betsy and sail to Honolulu. When she rejects him he decides to go alone but boards the wrong ship, the "Navigator" owned by Betsy's father. Unaware of this, Betsy boards the ship to look for her father. whom spies capture before cutting the ship loose. It drifts out to sea with the two socialites each unaware of there being anyone else on board.
Friday-Sunday, April 4-6
Happy Birthday Houdini
Regular hours and admission fees apply.
No registration required.
“Re the Birthdays, I shall celebrate mine? Always APRIL 6th. It hurts me to think I cant (sic) talk it over with Darling Mother and as SHE always wrote me on April 6th, that will be my adopted birthday.”
– Harry Houdini, 1913
Houdini claimed to have born on April 6 in Appleton. Today we know that is not true, but we’re going to celebrate it anyway in his honor! Visit the Museum to teach yourself basic close-up illusions like card tricks. Available in the Museum’s lobby.
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 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.
Lunch at 12:00pm; for fees see registration below.
Meeting and awards presentation at 12:30pm
Followed by Kathleen Schmitt Kline (open to non-members)
Join us for the Annual Meeting of the Outagamie County Historical Society. Activities include the annual review by Board President Monica Rico, the elections for the Board of Directors and a talk by Kathleen Schmitt Kline, co-author of People of the Sturgeon.
People of the Sturgeon is a history of the lake sturgeon in Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago region, told by a fascinating collection of stories on the culture, art, and science surrounding this mysterious fish. From some of the earliest inhabitants of Wisconsin, the Menominee Indian Tribe, to the spearers who flock to frozen Lake Winnebago for the annual sturgeon spearing season, people have always been drawn to this ancient fish. This is the only population of sturgeon in the world to have been nearly extirpated, then resurrected through a community-wide effort of people who are now joined together as "people of the sturgeon."
Kathleen Schmitt Kline is an Outreach Education Specialist at the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, which supports research, education, and outreach dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nation’s Great Lakes and ocean resources.
Copies of the book are available in the Museum's gift shop and will be for sale during the event. Book signing to follow program.