What was Appleton like during the Progressive Era (1850 – 1920)? The turn of the century was a period of speculation and excitement. Americans felt the excitement of world fairs and new technologies entering their daily lives. This new exhibit at the History Museum hinges on Appleton’s evolution from a fledgling manufacturing town to a modern industrial center. Through a collection of 3,000 photographs, amateur photographer W.D. Schlafer captured this rapidly changing environment during the Progressive Era in the Fox Cities. Visitors will see how much Appleton and the Fox Cities evolved as new technologies and ideas changed the lives of area residents during this transformative period.
This lively group entertains audiences with the fascinating sounds of New Orleans jazz music. This ensemble will put on a concert you won’t want to miss! Feel free to bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch to make the evening enjoyable. Transportation and concessions are available. Concert is held rain or shine. Free
Fun is the name of the game with this family-friendly exhibit about toys. From Jack-in-the-Box to Hokey Pokey Elmo, take a peek inside some of today’s and yesterday’s popular toys to explore the gadgets and gizmos that make them work. Toys features 12 different hands-on stations that illustrate the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys andis full of kid-friendly games and challenges. Trace patterns on a gigantic Etch A Sketch or become a master toymaker and experiment with the many different mechanical and electrical doodads that make toys so fun! Get the family together and get ready… get set… GO PLAY!
Step into a comical world of 1950's pop culture with Ricky Bernstein's Kitchen Dreams. Using glass, aluminum and childhood memories, artist Ricky Bernstein pieces together everyday life through a caricature of social roles and cultural icons. Bernstein;s life-sized collages animate a bold, bright, somewhat surreal world, bound to bring you a good belly laugh. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4:30pm Sunday 1-4:30pm Shop hours the same Admission to the museum is free, donations are appreciated and essential to our operations.
Time to Parade! The 2012 Butterflies & Friends on Parade starts its march the beginning of June and struts through August. Art pieces will decorate the Fox River between the Ray Nitschke Bridge and Walnut St. Bridge in Downtown Green Bay. Butterflies, turtles, bears and frogs are returning joined by a duck, otter, fish, pelicans, and snails. You can’t miss this menagerie! The Butterflies and Friends is a fundraiser for The Einstein Project whose goal it is to inspire kids through hands-on science. The fundraiser wraps up on September 20 at the KI Convention Center with the pieces on auction.For more information please visit www.einsteinproject.org or find us on Facebook!
This event goes until June 30th! Have fun at hands-on stations using simple machines.Explore how work can be made more simple and fun!Members- free, Families- $12, Adults- $5, Children- $3, Seniors- $4
Next to Fratello's Restaurant on the Fox River.
Eat Well, Play Well, a special exhibit running April 7 to Sept. 9 at The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active.Visitors will discover through interactive exhibits what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test their flexibility and balance, review the latest clinical research and realize they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices
Spring comes to life at the farm.Baby chicks, baby ducklings, baby kid goats, baby lambs, baby piglets, baby calves, baby ponies, baby kittens, baby bunnies...baby, baby do we have babies!
Milk a cow, ride a pony, enjoy a hay ride, catch a chicken, kiss a pig, cuddle a kitten and more!
Closed Mon & Tues in May. Closed Tues in June. Visit website for more details.
www.mulberrylanefarmwi.com or 920-989-3130 for more details.
The Green Bay Packers present Football the Exhibit- the Neville’s new, interactive display which explores the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) behind the game! Football includes a mixture of artifacts, text, video and hands-on activities with something for everyone! See how you hold up to a lineman by measuring your strength with the “Grip Tester.” Think you're fast enough to out-run the defense? Then bring your running shoes to the Sprint Track. Football covers everything from the history of the sport, to the equipment, to the cutting edge medical technology used to treat common injuries. You’ll also discover key concepts like collisions, peripheral vision, and balance, too. So what are you waiting for? Put your helmet on, get in there and score a touchdown at Football! Football the Exhibit is presented by the Green Bay Packers with additional support from Associated Bank, Prevea Sports Medicine and NBC 26. Football has been developed by the Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, Arkansas.
To register for the Golf Scramble which is being held at Ledgeview Golf Course on June 25, call Paul at 920-431-3602 or 920-883-9373. Registration begins at 10 AM the day of the event with an 11 AM tee off. This is a 4-person team/2-person scramble format. Cost is $95/person which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, and dinner at the golf course. Space is limited to sign up today!
Got a question about Great Lake Shipwrecks?Want to know more about diving?Curious how archeologist survey shipwrecks?Ask Diver Paul!Join the naturalist on the shore near the amphitheater to ask Paul Bentley, Wisconsin State Historical Society Volunteer, these and other questions as Maritime Archeologists survey the Australasia shipwreck.A spotting scope will be set up to view the dive vessel.Local residents can listen in on their marine radios, channel to be announced.This program is dependent upon the weather and diving conditions.