​    Learn

  • Holocaust History
  • Immigration History
  • Fashion History 

  Watch

  • 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. 

50% off regular admission until February 26, 2024


Closed for construction February 19-23, 2024

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

A Special Thank You

Exhibit Ends January 30, 2023

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

  Reflect

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

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

Open Daily, Except Tuesdays  

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

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI

920.735.9370

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

A True Story of Talent Lost