Museums & Historical Sites

Explore our storied past. Learn about the old days and new ways at Fox Cities’ interactive science and history museums and award-winning curated exhibits.

We are part of the Paper Valley, an industrial powerhouse in the production of paper goods since the 1860s. Innovation and creativity is on display at the Hearthstone Historic House Museum, the first house in the world to be lit by an Edison central hydroelectric power station. Tour the Trout Museum of Art or History Museum at the Castle both in downtown Appleton; and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah- internationally renowned for their collection of glass art and paperweights.

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