You're invited to take a step back in time and explore the southern areas
of Bayfield County’s rich history at the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum in downtown Cable, Wisconsin.
The museum was built around 1905 and initially used as a potato warehouse. The building was later used as a warehouse by the local lumber company, an apartment, office building, and as an ice cream
parlor before it was donated to the Cable/Namakagon Area Historical Society and turned into a museum.
Since the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum opened its doors
to the public in 2005, a variety of historical exhibits and events have been open to the public. Begin your journey by learning more about the Anishinaabeg people and their culture. Continue the story by learning
about the expansion of the railroads, the logging era, European immigrants, and the area tourism.
The public is invited to enjoy special events such as our annual
Christmas Tea, cultural events, an ice cream social, as well as historical areas of interest.
Reservations for tours of the museum are available and new members are always welcomed! The museum is
open to the public from May through September. See our Information page for our Hours of Operation
and remember there aren't any admission fees to come in and look around!
Thank you for visiting our Website!
Please let us know if you have any stories, artifacts, pictures, etc. to share with us about
the history of the Cable/Namakagon areas as we are always looking for interesting additions for our museum.
~Board Members of the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum~
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Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. A list of the current Business memberships can be viewed in the Summer 2015 newsletter (insert) found in the Museum News column on this page along with other membership information. If you have questions about your membership or if you'd like to become a member, click here to view our Information page.
Museum Tours: If you'd like to schedule a tour for your students or other groups, please visit our Information page for contact information.
Exhibits Do you know where the first school in the Cable
area was held or how many rural schools Cable had and where they were located? Did you know that by the 1950's and '60's there were over 50 resorts in the Cable/Namakagon area? You might even find yourself or a relative in some of the yearbooks or picture displays that are available! ________________________________________
*Call or email us if you have a story to share about
the history of the Cable/Namakagon areas, we'd
love to hear from you. ________________________________________
While in the Cable area, stop in and visit the Cable Natural History Museum which is just around the corner on Cty M. www.cablemuseum.org
Museum News **October 17, 2015: Everyone's invited to participate in this year's "Cemetery Walk" along with a unique scavenger hunt at the Cable Greenwood Cemetery. Jim Kinzie (official gravedigger) will then share the history of the cemetery and some tales related to it and its residents. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum. The Greenwood Cemetery is located just beyond the Cable Park on Cable Sunset Rd. This event will be held from 4-6pm. We hope to see you there! Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum's Newsletter We'd love to hear from you and let us know if you enjoyed viewing the newsletter online by commenting on our Facebook page or send us an email.