Press release

November 9, 2018

Hearthstone Historic house Museum announces the musical line-up for its Friday night Victorian Christmas tours which have become a holiday tradition in Appleton.

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Media coverage

November 8, 2018

WHBY News Director Mike Kemmeter interviews Executive Director George Schroeder on Hearthstone’s activities to mark Armistice Day and the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I on November 11.


Media coverage

November 8, 2018

Oshkosh Northwestern writes about Hearthstone’s participation in local commemorations of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day marking the end of World War I.

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Press release

November 6, 2018

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I, Hearthstone Historic House Museum has organized a twitter re-enactment of the events leading-up to Armistice Day featuring local university students playing the roles of historic Appleton figures.  The re-enactment will culminate with the ringing of church bells across downtown Appleton at the time the Armistice took effect at 11 am on November, 11.

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Media coverage

October 11, 2018

Oshkosh Northwestern covers volunteer Christine Williams and her passion for Hearthstone, history, and helping.

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Media coverage

October 4, 2018

Hearthstone’s volunteers John Ciske and Emily Oehler and Executive Director George Schroeder are interviewed on WFRV’s Local 5 Live to share information on Haunted Hearthstone including a preview of the event.

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Media coverage

October 4, 2018

Volunteers John Ciske and Emily Oehler and Executive Director George Schroeder are interviewed on FOX 11’s Good Day Wisconsin to talk about October’s Haunted Hearthstone event.

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Press release

September 12, 2018

Hearthstone Historic House Museum announces the theme for its popular annual Halloween event. This year’s Haunted Hearthstone will be entitled “Sequential Killers: The Victorian Terror.” The theatrical production will take place each Friday night in October.

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Hearthstone will host a second presentation by noted collector and author Frank Koffend on the History of Sport Fishing on September 13th. A presentation will also be made by special guest Arlan Carter, author of the book 19th Century Fishing Lures.

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Press release

September 12, 2018


Media coverage

September 9, 2018

Kathy Keene interviews Hearthstone's Executive Director George Schroeder on "The Good Neighbor Show" on WHBY radio to talk about fishing presentation by Frank Koffend on the History of Sport Fishing, Friday night tours, Haunted Hearthstone, and Hearthstone’s STEMIE education initiative with the Appleton Area School District.


Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. announces that Hearthstone Historic House Museum is now the Wisconsin affiliate of the STEMIE Coalition.  Through its affiliation with STEMIE, Hearthstone will foster use of the organization’s K-12 “Invention Convention Curriculum presented by Black & Decker” in area schools.  The curricula layer upon basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education the ideas of Invention and Entrepreneurship (STEM + I + E) to develop problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, creativity, and communication.  Hearthstone's efforts are supported by the Bemis Company Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bemis Company.

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Press release

August 21, 2018


Media coverage

July 5, 2018

Hearthstone volunteers Laura Kohlman and John Ciske appear in Victorian clothing with Lisa Malak on WFRV's Local 5 Live to talk about Hearthstone's Friday night tours.  Also interviewed is Hearthstone's Executive Director George Schroeder.

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Press release

June 14, 2018

KID’S DAY WITH FISHERMAN FRANK.  Hearthstone Historic House Museum hosts a fun day of fishing activities, games, and stories for kids of all ages.

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Media coverage

June 11, 2018

"He Has a Long List of Community Involvement," The Business News, Vol. 16, No. 3, June 11, 2018.  Article covering the volunteer efforts of Hearthstone's Executive Director, George Schroeder.


Press release

June 14, 2018

Hearthstone Historic House Museum's Flag Day Parade float comprises a classic wooden boat, two figures from Hearthstone's history, and highlights Hearthstone's international significance as the world's first home to be electrified using a hydroelectric central power station employing the Edison system.

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Media coverage

June 8, 2018

Kathy Keene interviews Hearthstone's Executive Director George Schroeder on "The Good Neighbor Show" on WHBY radio to talk about the Flag Day Parade, Hearthstone's new exhibition on antique fishing lures, Friday night tours, new projects on the museum's grounds, and to take calls from listeners.