Open Daily, except Tuesdays  

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

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Just eight dresses, fabricated from Hedy’s sketches, tell their tragic story in this unforgettable exhibition.

Exhibit Ends January 30, 2023

​    Learn

  • Holocaust History
  • Immigration History
  • Fashion History 


  • Milwaukee PBS' Emmy award-winning special about the exhibit ​

Stitching History from the Holocaust is sponsored at the History Museum at the Castle by Bob and Bonnie Buchanan.

Desperately seeking asylum, they hoped that Hedy’s dress designs would provide a livelihood for them in the United States if they escaped Europe. 


  • Human Suffering​
  • Talents Lost
  • ​Lessons on Intolerance

A Special Thank You

A True Story of Talent Lost

Stitching History from the Holocaust is an original exhibit created by and on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

Closed for exhibit install. 

​The Museum will reopen on March 1.

"Stitching History from the Holocaust Update" is a local television program created by The Arts Page presented by Milwaukee PBS.   

From Prague, Czechoslovakia Paul and Hedy Strnad wrote to Paul’s cousin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the winter of 1939.