The Beginnings of Baseball in Wisconsin:  1860-1930
May
16
to Aug 31

The Beginnings of Baseball in Wisconsin: 1860-1930

The history of baseball runs deep and wide in our state. Appleton’s first team, the Excelsiors, took the field in 1867 playing squads from Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Neenah among others. In Appleton and other cities across the state, amateur, company, semi-pro, and professional teams soon followed.

This exhibit, done in conjunction with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and historic societies from across Eastern Wisconsin, chronicles the development of the national past time: From when it was played in country fields to when it became a major source of city entertainment. The story of early local baseball also includes players who made it to the majors leagues, like William “Dummy” Hoy, the subject of a soon-to-released Hollywood movie.

However, the story of baseball in Wisconsin is more than just the story of players and teams, it is, in many ways, the story of Wisconsin itself.

The exhibit opens May 16, 2019 and runs through August 31, 2019.

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Summer on the Veranda
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Summer on the Veranda

Relax in Victorian splendor while you stroll the veranda with a lemonade or mint julep in hand while listening to performances on our 1875 square grand piano. Ladies are encouraged to wear their best Kentucky Derby hat (the Derby is the following day!) or we will supply one. Gents can sport their own bowler or boater or wear one of ours. Our docents will be dressed up too and playing the roles of the Rogers family and their servants as they welcome you into their home. The evening is about slowing down the pace of life while being immersed in the lavish surrounding of our beautifully restored 1882 Queen Anne Style home. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are available on-line.

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Mystery at the Mansion - June 15
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Mystery at the Mansion - June 15

Mystery, Mayhem, Murder! Join us for a live game of “Who dun it?” in the unmatched surroundings of Hearthstone’s beautiful interiors. Guests assume the persona of characters in an Agatha Christie-type mystery to try to solve (or sometimes commit!) murder. Please check here for complete details and ticketing information

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Summer on the Veranda - July 12
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Summer on the Veranda - July 12

Relax in Victorian splendor while you stroll the veranda with a lemonade or mint julep in hand while listening to performances on our 1875 square grand piano. Ladies are encouraged to wear their best Kentucky Derby hat (the Derby is the following day!) or we will supply one. Gents can sport their own bowler or boater or wear one of ours. Our docents will be dressed up too and playing the roles of the Rogers family and their servants as they welcome you into their home. The evening is about slowing down the pace of life while being immersed in the lavish surrounding of our beautifully restored 1882 Queen Anne Style home. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are available on-line.

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Sunday is for Schubert
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Sunday is for Schubert

Celebrating the tradition of nineteenth-century Viennese parlor music gatherings, Hearthstone Historical House Museum presents an afternoon of solo and chamber works by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Performers include Lorna Stephens (mezzo-soprano), Erin Bryan (soprano and flute), and Kris Bryan (piano).

Tickets are $18 and include the price of a tour of Hearthstone.

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Mystery at the Mansion
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Mystery at the Mansion

Mystery, Mayhem, Murder! Join us for a live game of “Who dun it?” in the unmatched surroundings of Hearthstone’s beautiful interiors. Guests assume the persona of characters in an Agatha Christie-type mystery to try to solve (or sometimes commit!) murder. Please check here for complete details and ticketing information.

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Summer on the Veranda
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Summer on the Veranda

Relax in Victorian splendor while you stroll the veranda with a lemonade or mint julep in hand while listening to performances on our 1875 square grand piano. Ladies are encouraged to wear their best Kentucky Derby hat (the Derby is the following day!) or we will supply one. Gents can sport their own bowler or boater or wear one of ours. Our docents will be dressed up too and playing the roles of the Rogers family and their servants as they welcome you into their home. The evening is about slowing down the pace of life while being immersed in the lavish surrounding of our beautifully restored 1882 Queen Anne Style home. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are available on-line.

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Mystery at the Mansion
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mystery at the Mansion

Mystery, Mayhem, Murder! Join us for a live game of “Who dun it?” in the unmatched surroundings of Hearthstone’s beautiful interiors. Guests assume the persona of characters in an Agatha Christie-type mystery to try to solve (or sometimes commit!) murder. Please check here for complete details and ticketing information.

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Mystery at the Mansion
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Mystery at the Mansion

Mystery, Mayhem, Murder! Join us for a live game of “Who dun it?” in the unmatched surroundings of Hearthstone’s beautiful interiors. Guests assume the persona of characters in an Agatha Christie-type mystery to try to solve (or sometimes commit!) murder. Please check here for complete details and ticketing information.

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Mystery at the Mansion
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Mystery at the Mansion

Mystery, Mayhem, Murder! Join us for a live game of “Who dun it?” in the unmatched surroundings of Hearthstone’s beautiful interiors. Guests assume the persona of characters in an Agatha Christie-type mystery to try to solve (or sometimes commit!) murder. Please check here for complete details and ticketing information.

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