Appleton History

  1. Appleton Firsts - topical list of the first time specific events occurred in Appleton
  2. Appleton's Founding - learn about the early history and founding of Appleton, 1634 - May 2, 1857.
  3. Appleton Timeline - timeline of significant events in Appleton
  4. Appleton's Famous Residents - information about selected, famous Appleton residents
  5. Appleton Speaks - view a digital image of a painting of numerous famous Appleton natives all together.
  6. History of the Appleton Public Library
  7. Historic Photos Index - find out if some of our local history books at the library have an image for which you are looking.
  8. InfoSoup Memory Project
  9. Fox Valley Memory - see historical Fox Valley images of people, places, and buildings.
  10. Lawrence University, a Brief History - private university located adjacent to downtown Appleton
  11. Hearthstone - learn about Hearthstone, the first home in the world lit by hydroelectricity.
  12. Regional History
    1. County Genealogy
    2. Fox Valley Memory
    3. Grignon Mansion - Kaukauna, WI
    4. Neenah Heritage
    5. Outagamie County Historical Society
    6. Outagamie Museum
    7. PCBs and the Fox River
    8. WI Electric Reader Photos - A cooperative digital imaging project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Project is funded in part by the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission with funds from the State of Wisconsin and its contributors.
    9. WI State Historical Society