Tuesday - Sunday

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

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI

920-735-9370

Membership Options

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Asylum: Out of the Shadows for FREE!

Why join the Museum?

The following member testimonials describe what they value most about the Museum:


  • "The preservation of local history."
  • "Always interested in the history of the area in which I live"
  • "I enjoy learning local and regional background, not having grown up in the area."
  • "It enables us to learn from history so we can better improve our future."
  • "The focus on credible local history."
  • "Working and interacting with friends in preserving history."
  • "I'm so grateful we have the History Museum because it's preserving local history and enhancing our community with its offerings."
  • "Programs which provide the opportunity to learn more about the history of this community."
  • "Preserving history so we can learn from the past and appreciate our roots locally and globally."
  • "Local history with big applications."​
  • "That it works to keep history alive for this and future generations.  Who we are today depends greatly on those who came before us."

Member Benefits

In addition to received these benefits, you will be supporting all the important work done at the Museum that ensures the preservation of the rich past of the Fox Valley.


  • Free admission to the museum galleries and archives.
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events including exhibition previews, programs, lectures and parties.
  • Special discounts on facility rental for parties, weddings and events at the Museum.
  • 10% discount on all purchases made at the Museum gift shop.
  • Free or discounted admission at the more than 160 history museums nationwide through Time Travelers.
  • Complimentary subscription to the Museum's newsletter History Today.
  • All memberships are 100% tax deduction.

Membership Levels

  • Senior and Student / $25.  
  • Individual / $40. 
  • Grandparent / $55  2 senior citizens and up to 4 children (2-year membership $100)
  • Family / $80 
  • Professional / $90 
  • Lifetime / $1,200 (Payable over four years)  All membership benefits for life.  
  • Benefactor / $170 

Become a Member

The History Museum is owned and operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society, Inc.  The organization presents local history to its visitors through unique, interpretive exhibits and educational programming.  As a supporting member, you ensure the Museum's ability to preserve, research and display the Fox Valley's past.  Help support our award winning exhibits, educational programs and preservation efforts.