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Fox Cities Reads spotlights poverty and eviction

Posted on Apr 4, 2019, by

The Fox Cities Book Festival received a $2,500 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation to support free public presentations by Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which is the book selected for the Fox Cities Reads. Desmond speaks April 11 at 6:30 p.m. […]

History Museum working at “Bridging the GAP”

Posted on Aug 7, 2018, by

By Dustin J. Mack Chief Curator, History Museum at the Castle The History Museum at the Castle has designed a three-month exhibit to explore growing divisions in our society and we’ve called it, Bridging the GAP Years, 1969-2019. Over the past 50 years, political polarization, wealth inequality and feelings of social isolation have increased while […]

‘Asylum’ exhibit recognized

Posted on Jun 12, 2017, by

An exhibit presented by the History Museum at the Castle in downtown Appleton that received support from the Community Foundation has been selected for two substantial awards. “Asylum: Out of the Shadows” received the Wisconsin Historical Society’s 2017 Exhibit Award, as well as the 2017 Award of Merit from the Leadership in History Awards Committee […]

Asylum exhibit tour stirs emotions

Posted on Feb 21, 2017, by

The Community Foundation staff and some of its donors had the opportunity to tour what went on at the Asylum, out of the public view. The History Museum at the Castle invited us to tour the exhibit “Asylum: Out of the Shadows” on Monday, a day when the museum is closed to the public. The exhibit […]