The History Museum

Don't miss your chance to view The History Museum’s award-winning exhibit, The Times They Are A-Changin’. One section in the exhibit profiles Fred Flom, an Appleton man who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. In tiny handwriting on the back of Vietnamese cigarette wrappers, he began an account of his life as a POW. In the following excerpt he describes the sickness, torture, & loneliness he endured.

Last Chance to See 60′s Exhibit

The Times They Are A-Changin' Closes Jan. 4

Don't miss your chance to view The History Museum’s award-winning exhibit, The Times They Are A-Changin’. One section in the exhibit profiles Fred Flom, an Appleton man who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. In tiny handwriting on the back of Vietnamese cigarette wrappers, he began an account of his life as a POW. In the following excerpt he describes the sickness, torture, & loneliness he endured.

“I was shot down on 8 Aug. 1966…I woke up in a body cast and there was blood everywhere. The heat was unbearable and I was starving as I gazed with horror at the iron fetters at the foot of the concrete slab upon which I lay…I prayed as the realization of what happened came over me: ‘Oh God, If I ever see my wife and family again…’, I did a lot of that kind of praying.” Read more about this exhibit...

Museum Visits


Get introduced to the museum thematically. Arrange a teacher-led museum visits and venture students to make connections to their own skills with their prior knowledge and classroom learning. Prepare yourself with "Your Museum Visit" to have a great museum experience.

Adequate measures should be taken by teachers and student tour groups in compliance with the museum policies. Staying together & preferably insured especially foreign tour groups are important (‘see quotes’).

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Featured Exhibit

Note: We are closed on Mondays between Labor Day and Memorial Day.

Current Exhibits

An award-winning exhibit highlighting the History Museum's important collection of performance paraphernalia and historic documents relating to Harry Houdini.

The Times They Are a Changin' The Rock 'n Roll, Civil Rights, Vietnam, Space Program and other 60s topics are related in this exhibit through the experiences of local people.

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