The Outagamie County History Museum focuses mostly on Appleton WI’s most famous claimed son, Harry Houdini, with a mention of another famed native, Joe McCarthy.
Here are some photos from a visit to the museum.
A display on the history of the bicycle, with an 1869 Velocipede below and a 2015 Fattywompus above
Early 19th-century paper-making shop
1925 newspaper composing room
1941 doctor’s examination room
1898 residential bathroom. It has both a chamber pot/commode and a “modern” flush toilet.
Bronze bust of Sen Joe McCarthy
A display on the life of Harry Houdini. Houdini sometimes claimed to have been born in Appleton WI, but he was more likely born in Budapest and moved to Wisconsin as a child.
A set of Houdini’s lockpicks
Straightjacket used in one of his escapes