The Appleton Historical Society was formed February 2010 by a group of Appleton area residents who would like to see Appleton's History preserved and accessible to the public

Mission: To Preserve and Share the History of The City of Appleton, WI
Goals: 1. Encourage the preservation and display of Appleton historical items. 2. Regularly present public programs, history fairs, history walks and other public events. 3. Encourage the development of and assist in the operation of a museum specific to Appleton history.

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    new host and this page will be static.
    Our new site will be located at
    If you have any questions or concerns out new E-mail is
    The latest information on upcoming events can be found at the new website or Facebook page
    Membership requires no special commitments, be involved as much or as little as you like.
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    Upcoming Public Presentations for 2015

    Monthly meetings/presentations are at the Thompson Community Center

    2015 meeting times: The 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 7pm-9  

    December   No Meeting/Presentation, Happy Holidays

    January 14th  Hearthstone, the Making of a Museum  by Ed Hilgendorf

    February 11th  Valley Fair Mall  by Jason Webber

    History Fair, March 7th  at the Indoor Farmers Market  9am-12:30

    March 11th  St. Joseph's Cemetery  by Frank Groh

    April 8th  Secura Insurance  by Steve Smits

    May 13th  Jewish History in Appleton  by Jerry Zabronsky

    June 10th  Old Third Ward  by Antoinette Powell

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      Remembering Appleton: Pictures from 1950's - 1970's Photo Page
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      This site is for historical reference and is only as accurate as its sources. Any documents or photographs posted here are the property of their rightful creators unless otherwise noted. Some of the artwork, photographs or documents posted here may have copyrights and only be copied for personal use.