APPLETON — The newest installment in PBS Wisconsin’s ongoing local history project, “Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Appleton” premieres at 8 p.m. Monday, April 24 on PBS Wisconsin WPNE-TV, Green Bay.

“Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Appleton” uses film, archival images, aerial footage and interviews with historians and experts to tell the unique stories of Appleton’s past and the resilience of its residents across generations.

Starting with the Menominee Nation, and continuing with the Meskwaki people and French settlers who predominated the region, the city of Appleton grew from trade and industries powered by the Fox River. The city also thrived in tandem with the rise of Lawrence University, was lit up by innovation, and has been transformed by music and activism.

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By staff