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History Museum At The Castle

330 East College Avenue

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Inside the walls of The History Museum, the past comes alive through the stories, photographs and artifacts of people of the Fox Valley. Our mission is to inspire appreciation for the rich history of the Fox River Valley area communities through the collections, exhibits and education at The History Museum at the Castle. Owned and operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society, The History Museum holds the collections representing the history of the Fox Valley dating back to 1840s.


Jim Heinzelman

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Went to traveling NFL Hall of Fame display and visited the rest of the museum. I was surprised there wasn't more on the first house in the world to have electric light bulbs which is Appleton, WI - that seems like something of a grand distinction to me. Nice Houdini display though! Also old toy display was well done. Compliments to the museum overall.

Kim Kafura

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Went to see the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gridiron Glory exhibit. They have 7 semis of items on display from the HOF. Incredible display. Lots of historic items. Interactive displays with touch screens. Multimedia exhibit with clips of historic moments in NFL history. This is the only NFL sanctioned display in the U.S. It is a "Must See". Will be there until 6 Jan 2019.

Lynn R. Peters

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Not your usual small town history museum! It is currently (summer 2018) featuring a fun traveling exhibit from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It's called Gridiron Glory. There's also a nice exhibit about Harry Houdini, who spent some of his early years in Appleton. The museum is in downtown Appleton and close the the beautiful campus of Lawrence University.

April Davis

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Great small museum in the Heart of Appleton. It's great for something to do with the family for the afternoon. Quite an eccentric mix of displays.

Melissa Broberg

Monday, April 2, 2018
Very nice afternoon visit. Love the old feeling of the building even down to the floor creeks and the old bathrooms on the lower level. Very interesting display on asylums in Wisconsin. We also enjoyed the homeless in Wisconsin display. We found it very informative. We also really enjoyed the Houdini exhibit, lots of fun interactive things to try out.

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