Preserving the Legacies of the Past in Our Local Museums

Preserving the Legacies of the Past in Our Local Museums

One of the valuable resources in this region, is the rich history that abounds in many of the local communities. Volunteers, who have a love of preserving artifacts of the past and the stories left behind in diaries, public records, newspapers, and through family stories passed from generation to generation are gathered into local archives and displays in local museums.

While these museums are not grandiose structures, they are buildings from the past often used as businesses, homesteads, and farms that have been restored to reflect the era and culture of the past. These museums offer residents, schools, and visitors an opportunity to reflect on the conditions of past generations to modern times. One is pleasantly surprised as stories unfold of the creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness to live without the modern conveniences our generation has become so used to.

As we consider the Thanksgiving Season, let us remember to extend gratitude to the men and women of the area for their contribution in creating local museums for all to learn from and enjoy. Each of these locations depend on the generosity of local volunteers and contributions to keep the valuable history and artifacts available for public display, educational opportunities, and other activities.

Here is a list of area museums and contact information. Support the history of this area with a visit, time, or contribution.

Barnes Area Historical Association –715-795-3065

Cable/Namakagon Area Historical Society –715-798-3706  www.cablehistorymuseum.com

Cornucopia Historic Green Shed Museum – 715-742-3338  http://cornucopiawisconsin.pastperfectonline.com/

Eileen Area Historical Society Inc –715-682-5767   www.eileenhs.org

Mason Area Historical Society Inc –715-765-4554  www.masonhistorywisconsin.org

Oulu Historical Society –715-372-4793  www.ouluculturalcenter.org

Port Wing Historical Society –715-774-3536 www.portwingwi.com

The Drummond Historical Society– 715-739-6204 www.drummondwi.com

Gordon-Wascott Historical Society –715-376-4249 www.gordonwi.us.com

Old Brule Heritage Society – 715-363-2549 www.oldbrule.org

Solon Springs Historical Society –715-378-2969