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Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway Opens Office in History Museum at the Castle
Posted by shari on October 8th, 2014
New Office will be Located in Lower Level of History Museum at the Castle
APPLETON, Wis., (September 29, 2014) — The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway is taking the next step in its efforts to preserve history, improve access and support sustainability along the 280-mile water trail. The 501(c)3 organization is setting up shop in the lower level of the History Museum at the Castle, 330 E. College Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The move will be celebrated at the Appleton Downtown Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Oct. 11.
“We now have a physical presence in the downtown area where people can learn more about our river initiatives and how they can get involved,” says Candice Mortara, board president of the Heritage Parkway. “With all the research being done about the waterway, the History Museum is the perfect partner for our interpretive efforts. Their future plans to build an interactive river-based exhibit on the same floor makes this an ideal place for us.”
“The Outagamie County Historical Society shares the Fox Wisconsin Heritage
Parkway’s vision of ‘vibrant riverfront communities connected by the rich
heritage they share,” says Matt Carpenter, executive director of the History Museum at the Castle. “I believe we can achieve this vision of strong community by working together on heritage initiatives. So, it makes practical sense to welcome the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway into the History Museum at the Castle. We look forward to sharing a home.”
The Heritage Parkway currently has a shared satellite office in Portage, Wis., and is hoping to eventually open a similar place along the Lower Wisconsin to provide more representation and support for initiatives along the three river segments, including the Upper and Lower Fox and Lower Wisconsin.