The History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s History Museum at the Castle offers a unique look into the history of the Fox cities. With attractions that spans generations, including AKA Houdini and Asylum out of the Shadows, Appleton’s history can be viewed and experienced in a single, accessible location. History Museum at the Castle also offers a series of educational events, School and Youth Tours, Adult Group Tours, and Membership packages which are located on their official site.
Some notable exhibits include:
AKA Houdini brings you on a journey through the life and career of legendary magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini. With hands-on activities, you’ll be led through some of Houdini’s greatest tricks and discover why the man himself referred to Appleton, Wisconsin as his hometown.
(In)visible: Homelessness in Appleton
Giving visitors an up-close look at Appleton’s local community, this socially conscious exhibit brings you face-to-face with the lives of those in need. With a collection of 150 photographs, (In)visible reveals the history and current fight against homelessness at the heart of Appleton.
Play: The Golden Age of Toys
With fun for children and adults of all ages, Play offers a look into the golden age of toy making in Appleton. For the older generations, it’s a great opportunity to revisit the glory days of toys.
History Museum at the Castle has handicapped accessible parking and is located near a variety of nearby dining experiences in town. Hours of operation are 11am-4pm Tuesday through Sunday. Special events and selected Collections are scheduled monthly.