See You in Spring 2024! 

Thanks for another great season! We reopen for general admission in May 2024. Our online shop is always open—find unique merchandise for the history lover, from made in Wisconsin items to beer and brewing, home goods, apparel and more. 

See You in Spring 2024!

Thanks for another great season! We reopen for general admission in May 2024. Our online shop is always open—find unique merchandise for the history lover, from made in Wisconsin items to beer and brewing, home goods, apparel and more. 

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Wisconsin Historical Society members receive unlimited free admission to our 11 historic sites and museums, a complimentary annual subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, merchandise discounts and more. Join at the Family level and above for added benefits and discounts at over 1,200 organizations nationwide! 

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Lake Superior Stories that Continue Today

A visit to the Madeline Island Museum is an adventure through time, exploring the stories of the diverse peoples who have called the island home. Your immersive journey traverses four historic structures that combine to form the heart of this modern museum featuring fascinating artifacts and engaging exhibits telling Ojibwe, French, British, and American stories. 


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With indoor and outdoor spaces, we have a beautiful and intimate place for you to host your private event. Connect with nature and the past as you celebrate your new life together at the Madeline Island Museum.

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Good to have such great feedback on the premiere of "Bad River" the movie! We are hoping to have some screenings for local folk as the season progresses and will keep you posted. Until then, here's a look at the article as it appeared on the cover (and a great picture of Madeline Island Museum Director, Mike Wiggins) of the Boston Globe's Weekend Section... ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Good to have such great feedback on the premiere of Bad River the movie!  We are hoping to have some screenings for local folk as the season progresses and will keep you posted.  Until then, heres a look at the article as it appeared on the cover (and a great picture of Madeline Island Museum Director, Mike Wiggins) of the Boston Globes Weekend Section...

What if Ashland County had traded the Apostle Islands for Mason? ... See MoreSee Less

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