Friday, June 18th
Explore growing divisions in American society. Over the past 50 years political polarization, income inequality, and feelings of social isolation have increased while our collective empathy has declined. This exhibit presents that data and challenges citizens to creatively address those "gaps."
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 discusses Appleton's sundown town custom which prevented Blacks from spending the night in town from about 1920 to 1960.
What does homelessness look and feel like in our area? Featuring 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.
."'We Stand on Their Shoulders:' A History of Wisconsin Women and Voting" explores moments when women in Wisconsin gained political rights and highlights a few key leaders. Covering the ratification of the 19th Amendment, 1921 Wisconsin Equal Rights Act, 1924 Indian Citizenship Act, and 1965 Voting Rights Act, the eight-panel display shares the important story of women's quest for political rights and recognition through quotes, photographs, and a timeline of events.