Museum Closed Due to Local Health Conditions 

Open Friday - Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI

920-735-9370

Virtual Programs for Schools

The History Museum's private K-12 virtual programs offer your class a chance to learn about history from anywhere in the world. During a live, online interactive event, our educators will share the stories of our past. These visits take place on a private Zoom meeting, with opportunities to interact and ask questions through chat or audio.

Virtual Programs
Length: 1 hour

Capacity: up to 100 students

Cost: $100

Recommended grade levels: 1st-5th*
To book: Email erin@myhistorymuseum.org with a few dates and times that work for you. 

Houdini: American Immigrant 
During this program, students will learn about immigration to the United States through the lens of Harry Houdini and his family. We will explore the 1880 census and many historic photographs to learn about immigration to the United States in the 19th century.


Life and Lies of Harry Houdini
Learn about Harry Houdini's life, his connection to Appleton, and do some myth-busting about the lies he told throughout his life. Students will get an in-depth look at Houdini's childhood and career by exploring the museum's photograph and artifact collections. This is the museum's virtual version of the AKA Houdini exhibit tour.


Discovering History through Primary Sources
In this introduction to primary sources, students will learn how to identify primary and secondary sources, explore primary sources from the museum's Houdini collections, and explore how they can make their own primary source. This program can be 100% virtual, or you have the option of requesting files to print off for hands-on activities.

*These programs are best for grades 1-5. If your class is outside of this range and you would like to book a virtual program, please contact us. We can adjust the content as needed.