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

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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Membership Info
Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. A list of the current members can be viewed in the November 2014 newsletter in the Museum News column. 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, please visit our Information page.


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.
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.
While in the Cable area, stop in and visit the Cable Natural History Museum which is just around the corner on Cty M.

Museum NewsWe are now closed for the 2014 season, but we thank you for stopping in to see us and we hope you enjoyed your visit to our museum. If at any time you're interested in purchasing any of our items found on the Moments in History page or have any questions or comments, please send us an email.

2014 Christmas Tea  
On December 7 we sponsored our annual Christmas Tea at the Cable Community Center in conjunction with the “Christmas in Cable, Festival of Trees” event.  We had our largest attendance ever with over 50 people joining us.  With the beautiful harp music of Jan Paulik in the background, we all enjoyed some tea and cookies, listened to a traditional Christmas story, and looked over the beautiful displays of auction items.  Although the museum is closed until May 23, 2015, we have been busy organizing and cataloging our artifacts, revising some exhibits, and looking forward to a successful 2015 season.   

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 sign our Guestbook on this site.

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

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Visit our "Moments in History" page for some great gift ideas!

The Town of Namakagon was
recognized at the 4th of July parade in Cable, WI as they celebrated their Centennial on July 6th, 2013.