Come visit us and take a step back in time and explore the area's rich and exciting history!
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.
Every year the public is invited to enjoy special events such as the youth history program,
Native American art and cultural events, as well as historical areas of interest.
For more information about "The Little Museum With Big History", click here.
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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