Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum
"The Little Museum With Big History!"
13405 Spruce St.  Cable, Wisconsin 54821
Phone: 715-798-5070

Cable Namakagon Historical Museum Home Page

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
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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Membership Info
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. 


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.

Museum News  

The Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum Board of Directors would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking back at 2015, we developed new exhibits that included the history of the businesses in downtown Cable; the Turtle Portage; History now; and a small display on the history of quilting. We had visits to our museum from over 300 students from surrounding schools in various counties. We thank everyone that attended our summer and fall events that included an old-fashioned ice cream social and semi-annual October Cemetery Walk.

We are extremely grateful to everyone that helped us reach our 2015 goal through your generous donations! Thank you so much for your continued interest and support as we couldn't do it without you! 

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.

*Summer 2015 Newsletter
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*November 2014 Newsletter
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*Summer 2014 Newsletter
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*November 2013 Newsletter

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Visit our Exhibits & Treasures page where you can find
history items that are available for purchase.
The Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum is a
member of the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce,
the Bayfield County Historical Society, and the
Wisconsin Historical Society.