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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Appleton in the Great War Walking Tour - RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

New Date: Wednesday, August 14, 6:00pm
Location - Riverside & St. Joseph's Cemeteries
In 1919, the world was finally at peace after four terrible years of war. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ troops coming home after their involvement in World War I. Join us as we walk the historic grounds of Riverside and St. Joseph’s Cemeteries, and remember the courage and ultimate sacrifice of Appleton’s Company A - 150th Machine Gun Battalion, during the Great War. We will meet in the front of Riverside Cemetery and conclude the tour in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A pair of good walking shoes is recommended!

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Part I – Pub Crawl    
Wednesday, August 21, 6:00pm

Location - History Museum at the Castle
Put on your walking shoes for a pub crawl of East College Avenue’s historic taverns. The tour will stop inside four bars and highlight others noted for their individuality and preservation. Pull up a stool inside taverns frequented by Sen. Joseph McCarthy, admire Victorian back bars, and hear the stories and gossip behind each location. Price does not include drinks.

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Part II – Pub Crawl   
Wednesday, September 11, 6:00pm

Location - History Museum at the Castle
We can’t forget about the taverns of West College Avenue! This tour will focus on breweries and drinking establishments on W. College and Walnut Street. We’ll stop inside four bars and discuss the what makes each one special to Appleton and historic. Price does not include drinks.

Les Paul

Saturday, September 14, 1:00pm

Location - History Museum at the Castle

Sue Baker, the Program Director for the Les Paul Foundation, will discuss the life and legacy of guitarist, luthier, and inventor Les Paul. Born in Waukesha, WI, Paul transformed Rock 'n' Roll with his innovative multi-track recording and solid-body electric guitar.

Simple Slide Guitar

Saturday, September 28, 1:00pm 

Location - History Museum at the Castle

An afternoon of stories, music, and a group jam session with Appleton resident Mable Grummer. Mable will be joined by her daughter, Kim, and son-in-law, David, to talk about guitars, how she learned to play, teach visitors the slide guitar, and then jam out.

Spiritualists, Hauntings, & Urban Legends Walking Tour
Wednesday, October 23 6:00pm
(SOLD OUT) & Thursday, October 31, 6:00

Location - History Museum at the Castle
Do you believe in ghosts? Candlelight will guide our journey of hauntings, séances, and downright creepy unexplained events. We will visit the site of a haunted brewery, spooky office tower, and other ghostly visions, and perhaps catch a glimpse of Charlie, Irving, or Madam Lottie. Not for the faint of heart.

Join the History Museum on exploring local history by foot. 

Visit the Get Up and Go Tours webpage for more information, schedule, and registration. 

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