A traveling display of the exhibit (In)visible: Homelessness in Appleton will make its first stop at City Hall beginning this week.
The traveling exhibit is a scaled-down version of the larger exhibit that opened at the History Museum at the Castle this week.
Both the main exhibit at the museum and the traveling component feature snapshots of life through the lens of the homeless. Photographs and stories written by those experiencing homelessness will shed light on the factors that can cause people to experience homelessness as well as help raise awareness about ways the community can help.
“There are a lot of misconceptions about homelessness in Appleton and the Fox Cities,” said Mayor Tim Hanna. “We have organizations here that are doing great work to help those in need and this exhibit will help highlight the struggles of the homeless and the work of those organizations dedicated to getting them back on their feet.”
The City is partnering with the Museum to provide two unused parking meters to help raise money for agencies in the Fox Valley that provide homeless assistance. One will be housed with the permanent exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle, while the other meter will move with the traveling exhibit throughout the Fox Valley. The meters will present the community with a simple way to get involved in helping combat homelessness in the Fox Valley.
The exhibit will be on display on the 6th floor of City Hall through May 15. It will then head to the Appleton Public Library.