Welcome to Appleton, Wisconsin's
Historic Old Third Ward


Mystery at the Mansion

Our friends at Hearthstone Historic House Museum are hosting an unusual event: Mystery at the Mansion. Sound Decision Acting Troupe will turn the home into a crime scene with a jewel theft, intrigue and ... MURDER. Put on your best attire and your sleuthing hat and join them for the fun, February 12, 13, 19 or 20, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets for this Hearthstone fundraiser are are $110 per person and can be purchased at www.hearthstonemuseum.org/mystery.html. Call (920) 277-1675 for more information.


Remembering Roy J. Baumruk

The Old Third Ward has lost a great friend. Deacon Roy J. Baumruk passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015. Roy and Ginny's house can be seen in the Old Third Ward logo on the top-left of this page. Their home, surrounded by the Outagamie County campus, is a symbol of an agreement between the neighborhood and County to spare historic homes.
Roy's obituary can be read at www.legacy.com.


OTW Facebook Group

Did you know the Old Third Ward has a Facebook group? It's called Appleton Old Third Ward. Anyone interested in communicating with OTW residents or aficionados can join the group. You'll be notified of posts from other group members and you can post yourself. Do you have historic OTW photos? Is there a photo you can't identify? Crowdsource! Post it! How about recipes, gardening ideas, anything you think would be of interest to the group.


Winter 2016 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Old Third Ward Neighborhood Association newsletter has been posted. Please Contact the Old Third Ward with any comments or questions.


November Meeting Minutes Now Posted

Minutes for the November, 2015 OTW Board meeting, November 22 , 2015 are now available. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Old Third Ward. Find out what's happening in Our Neighborhood! Check out the Event Calendar


The Old Third Ward Neighborhood Association provides scholarships to high school students who wish to pursue studies in historic preservation, urban planning, local history and other related subjects. The Association also brings the neighborhood together for an annual dinner (in January) and an end-of-summer picnic (in September.) We also maintain the Old Third Ward Website, publish a popular walking tour brochure of the area, and stage periodic home tours. Please help the Association continue these worthy practices. The Old Third Ward Neighborhood Association is a private nonprofit corporation.