Open Daily, Except Tuesdays  

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

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


​Stained Glass Windows 

Get a brief glimpse into Fox Valley history through a series of four beautiful stained glass windows. 


A Fox Valley Visual Anthology 

Changing perspectives helps us see history all around us. History influences where we live, how we travel, and what is visible in the Fox Valley today.

Houdini Unlocked 

Houdini Unlocked is an interactive traveling exhibition available for rent to history and children's museums, science centers, and event venues. For more information visit

A Stone of Hope:

Black Experiences in the Fox Cities 

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.

​Appleton Model Railroad 

Appleton's "industrial flats" team with energy in this model. See our Events calendar for availability.  

Traveling Pop-Up Exhibits

(In)Visible: Homelessness in Appleton

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. 

Nationally Traveling Exhibition 

​Castle Curious

Have you ever wanted to know more about our Castle? Discover secret symbols, peep holes, and the history of this former Masonic Temple.

Feature Exhibitions

AKA Houdini 

Experience some of Harry Houdini's famous tricks through hands-on activities. It is great fun for the whole family! See why the world renowned magician called Appleton his hometown.