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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Meetings, presentations, and events are Free and open to everyone! Come join us for whatever type of historical interest you may have.
If you would like to join our Facebook group page our tech guy can walk you through it and there is no fee.
Our Facebook page is a great place to start discussions, or post questions, about Appleton.
If you have Appleton related collectibles and you want to display them at our next History Fair, Please contact us!
We are still looking for someone to take notes during our monthly meetings .
|Upcoming Presentations and Events:||Pic of the Month (click for larger)|
We are now meeting at the Thompson Community Center for 2014
2014 New meeting times: The 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 7pm. Let us know if you have ideas or would like help research ideas for future presentations.
October 8th Appleton's Historic Ravines by Sandy Benton and the Fox River Academy students
November 12th Annual Meeting and Society Report followed by Appleton Picture Show and Tell.
December 6th History Fair @ the Indoor Farm Market, Appleton City Center, 9am-12:30
December No Meeting/Presentation, Happy Holidays
January New event flyer will be out soon.
Let us know if you have an idea or can write a topic for next years presentations, we will help you research or present it for you.
Early Motor Bike Enthusiasts
( Appleton Historical Society collection)
Join the Appleton Historical Society
Individual $15, Family $25, Business $50
per calendar year.
Membership requires no special commitments, be involved as much or as little as you like.
Download Membership Application Here
Tom Boldt, Houdini aficianado, shares stories of Harry Houdini
Chloe Siamof shares the history of Appleton High School & West
Emily Gilbert shares the history of the Appleton Public Library
Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer shares the history of Bellaire Court
Harlan Kiesow & Anne Biebel share the history of Appleton's locks
Attention members and non-members! A little
bit of your time and talent can make the Society even better!
Because of growing interest in the Appleton Historical Society, We need help with:
Dropping off brochures or flyers as needed (1 hour /month or as needed). People to write down, record, or video area
residents that would like to have their stories of Appleton preserved for all of us to enjoy(call or email us).
The Appleton Public Library is always in need for volunteers to help preserve documents to add to their Appleton collection. People to Do or Write a short presentation on any current/former business, organization, or person that has a long history with Appleton
If you have information about the following, Please email us!
Check out the Appleton Facebook
pages created by Kim Hanagan
Remembering Appleton: Pictures from 1950's - 1990's Photo Page
Post your photos or questions about Appleton for others to talk about, this site is great!
If you have interesting old Appleton pictures you can't part with, let us scan them.
They will be added to our collections in your name (a free service).
Contact us if you would like to have a scanning party.
If YOU have ideas for other events or programs you would like to see for future events, please contact us.
Appleton Artifacts Collection on display on the 2nd floor of the
Appleton Public Library in the Wisconsin area.
This is just a part of a collection that belongs to one of our members, very extensive, please stop up there for a look!
The Historic Zuelke Building has a display there in the main lobby.
Stop in to check out old Appleton items from downtown, as displays will change periodically.
Other Activities and Goals:
Videos On YouTube:
Also the Timber Rattlers have
found some historical AFoxes movies of their own that are
had the world's first commercially successful streetcar powered by
locally generated hydroelectricity beginning on August 16, 1886. The
last run of the trolley was April 6, 1930 @ 11:40 pm, when the system was
replaced by city buses the following monday. The YouTube video is an
edited version. The full version with footage of the restoration of a
streetcar can be purchased on DVD from the
Appleton Historical Society for $20. Thanks to John Retzlaff for the corrections about the video and the pic to the right.
Click Here to see the video on YouTube.
View other Appleton related
videos and presentations from our monthly meetings at
Videos are viewable for free through the link on our website, but can also be purchased.
We encourage retirement communities or other organizations to show past presentations.
There are 5 meetings
on You Tube,
with more to be added. Thanks to Matthew Payne for all of his hard work.
The Appleton Historical Society website is hosted by Fox Cities Online.
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.