The History Museum at the Castle, Appleton

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The History Museum at the Castle currently has the following exhibits:

AKA Houdini

Asylum: Out of the Shadows

Play: The Golden Age of Toys

(In)visible: Homelessness in Appleton

Senator Joseph McCarthy

Edna Ferber

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  • If you prieheli in Appleton, be sure to visit this Museum! The building, originally the former massonskim Temple, made of stone and it resembles a medieval castles. Exhibitions are suitable for people of any age. We were with a child 6 years are delighted with all-adult and child. During our visit at the Museum were three exposures:-small art, works by local artists. A small, one room. -Bicycle exhibition, including an interactive booth where you can ride a bike on a virtual Jepltonu-and of course, Houdini Museum's permanent exhibition. Where you can experience all the delights of illusions and the show. Very cool!
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  • This is an excellent smaller museum housed in a past Masonic Temple. The building itself is worth a trip just to see, this museum has something for everyone. The most popular exhibit of course would b...  more »
  • Wow, never realized how people were thrown into a mental health facility for the insane with such behaviors and bewildering reason as were used in that time period. They even present articles and exhi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great exhibits. Love the gift shop... has lots of local made gifts and reasonably priced. I suggest shopping there for holiday and special occasion gifts even if your not visiting the museum. Old Masonic Temple. Houdini DID!
  • Needed something to do while my family was in town visiting. Since I'm new to the Appleton area, I thought it would be nice to visit the Houdini museum. The castle-like building was super interesting walking in and the museum itself was upstairs. I wasn't really quite sure what to expect as an adult going to this museum, and I was fairly disappointed because it felt more like a place that you would take your small children to in order to do some small magic tricks and learn a little bit Houdini. I would have liked to see more of a grown up exhibit that went a little bit more in depth on the actual life and career of Houdini. If you're over the age of 10, I wouldn't recommend this place. However, if you're taking kids there, it's a great time and would highly recommend it.
  • Nicely produced exhibits. One can spend a satisfying couple of hours there, making the price of admission well worth while.
  • What a great community asset! The exhibits are well done and maintained. The history walks are educational and entertaining and the curators are knowledgeable and approachable.
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