"The Little Museum With Big 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 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 Anishinaabe people and their culture. Continue the story by learning about the expansion of the railroads, the logging era, European immigrants, and the area tourism.

We're always looking for interesting stories, artifacts, pictures, etc. so that the history of our area stays alive. Don't hesitate to contact us!

The public is invited to enjoy our special events throughout the year. Visit out Exhibits and Events page for more information.

Visit our Membership and Newsletters page where you can view our current and past newsletters along with membership information. New members are always welcomed!

Reservations for tours of the museum are available. The museum is open to the public from May through September. Visit our Information page for hours of operation, contact information and how to find us.

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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.