Learn about the history of African American experiences in the Fox Cities from the fur trade through Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Menasha. The exhibit also discusses Appleton's sundown town custom which prevented Blacks from spending the night in town from about 1920 to 1960.
Traveling Pop-Up Exhibits
Play: Golden Age of Toys: Explore the history of classic and locally-made toys in a whimsical exhibit about the golden age of toys. Play offers children, parents, and grandparents an opportunity for intergenerational learning and fun!
AKA Houdini lets you experience some of Harry Houdini's tricks of the trade through hands-on activities. It is great fun for the whole family! See why the world renowned magician called Appleton his hometown.
In Tools of Change, examine the tools, the work and everyday life in the Fox Valley region from 1840 to 1950. See the bank in Nichols that was robbed, a Model T Ford in a vintage gas station, and a model train table created to look like downtown Appleton in 1951.
June 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition tells the history of professional football and features rare artifacts from the Hall of Fame, exclusive footage from NFL Films, and unforgettable interactive experiences. The "Home Town Tribute" area will showcase the Packers' storied history and their legendary players.
What does homelessness look and feel like in our area? Featuring 150 photographs taken by people who are homeless or living on the edge of homelessness, (In)visible sheds light on the history and present conditions of the struggle for stable housing in Appleton.
Fox Cities History
These exhibits can be borrowed for display by local organizations. If they are not on the road, they may "pop-up" at the museum itself.
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