New Exhibits and Special Events

We are excited to welcome new exhibits to Hearthstone as well as an ever-changing variety of special events.

Please scroll below for details.

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
— Thomas A. Edison


Victorian Christmas is presented by our supporting corporate and private partners including…

Urban Evolutions on November 30

Diane Schuettpelz, MBA, CRPC
on December 7


Fox Communities Credit Union on December 14.

We thank them for their generous support of Hearthstone’s holiday traditions.

We also thank the Fox Valley Technical College interior design and culinary classes for their support in decorating Hearthstone and for creating our gingerbread display.

victorian Christmas

November 23 through January 13

Enjoy that special holiday feeling with every step as you tour the superbly restored Victorian splendor at Hearthstone during the Christmas season.

Go back in time with decorated Christmas trees and other special decorations that evoke the spirit of the first Christmases at Hearthstone in each room. Christmas tours are included in all regular daytime tours starting November 23. Daytime tour tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 5-17 years old (children under 5 years old are free).

For even more holiday spirit, please join us for special evening tours that add traditional live music, viewing the house lit by Christmas lights and our original 1882 electroliers, plus a holiday gingerbread display (along with gingerbread treats for the children).

Musical artists include…

Friday November 30th - Easterners (Appleton East High School vocal group)

Friday, December 7th - Valley Flute Ensemble and Ms. Laurel Marchinowski (hammer dulcimer with accompanying violin)

Friday, December 14th - Ms. Lorna Stevens (vocalist)

Friday December 21st - Ms. Heidi Scott (pianist)

Friday December 28th - Hearthstone Holiday Horns quartet

Evening tours are available from 6:00-8:00 pm on Fridays starting on November 30th and running through December 28.

Tickets for nighttime Christmas tours are $12 in advance if purchased on-line (by clicking the button below) or $15 at the door for adults. Children tickets are $5 on-line and $6 at the door. Because of high demand for this event, it is STRONGLY encouraged that tickets are purchased on-line and in advance. Evening tours are self guided.

Advance purchasers for both daytime and evening tours will receive an e-ticket email confirmation. No physical tickets will be sent out. Simply provide a copy of the email or the confirmation number and the purchaser’s name at the door.

Limited parking is available on-site. Additional free parking is available on State Street one half block east of the museum.

Unfortunately, M.A.P. passes cannot be used for evening tours.

Please note:  Because of the historic nature of Hearthstone, stairs are the only means of access to the second floor.  The first floor and lower level are wheel chair accessible via an electric lift.