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Spring 2022 Exhibits

Posted on Jan. 2, 2022 by Grace Olson

Please check in with individual galleries and museums before you visit to ensure you have the most updated information and hours.   Appleton Historical Society Museum. 920-540-3699. Vulcan Hydroelectric Replica May-October, every other Sunday and by appointment. Appleton Historical Society, in partnership with the City of Appleton, opens the Vulcan Replica to the public. The READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2022

Posted on Jan. 2, 2022 by Grace Olson

According to Merriam Webster, the essential meaning of art is “something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings.” It’s subjective, thought-provoking and somehow surpasses its inanimate state to be wise and moving. We’re lucky to have an abundance of such art in the Fox READ MORE

What’s in a name?

Nostalgia and creativity add personality to craft beer Beer labels tell you a lot about what’s inside the can or bottle you’re about to open—flavor, style, alcohol by volume, as well as where and by whom it was made. They can also reveal the brewers’ favorite TV show or movie, or pay homage to a READ MORE

Fall Arts Guide

Exhibits Preview Please check in with individual galleries and museums before you visit to ensure you have the most updated information and hours. Appleton Historical Society Museum. 920-540-3699. Vulcan Hydroelectric Replica Sept. 5 and 19 + Oct. 3 and 17. Appleton Historical Society, in partnership with the City of Appleton, opens the Vulcan Replica to READ MORE

People, Places & Things

Our 15th annual photo contest Panel of Judges ●Dustin Mack, chief curator, History Museum at the Castle ●Maddie Uhlenbrauck, marketing communications manager, Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau ●Karl Volkman, The Karl Volkman Group, First Weber Realtors ●Jim Weidert, senior marketing and public relations manager, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of GlassModerator ●Shannon Van Grinsven, owner, PeoplePaperPrints Photography READ MORE

A Laughing Matter

Posted on Jun. 2, 2021 by Cody Wiesner

Local comedians weigh in on the Fox Cities’ growing stand-up scene  The ‘70s and ‘80s was a time comedy clubs ruled the nightlife in Los Angeles and New York. As the Vietnam War brought in a wave of counterculturalism, young Americans craved the raw entertainment that could only come from up-and-coming stand-up comics. Some, like READ MORE

Good Spirits

Camaraderie and culture thrive in the corner bars of the Fox Cities The neighborhood bar, corner bar, or the local watering hole is nearly as old as the Fox Valley itself. Nearly everyone has one nearby, and after a long day of work, they’re a close-to-home destination to unwind, watch the game, and meet with READ MORE

Green Space Guardians

Celebrating the caretakers of our favorite outdoor spaces One of the positives of the past year was a renewed appreciation for the outdoors. Any walk in the park, bike trip along the trails or picnic at any of our wonderful outdoor spaces was a welcome reprieve from Zoom meetings, virtual schooling and the heaviness of READ MORE

Wisconsin Slang

Ope! Exploring the colorful and creative vernacular of our state  The language that we speak is the tool that we use to communicate with those around us. Even though English is the most commonly used language in the United States, it is spoken differently depending in which part of the country you live. The slang READ MORE