Museums

Forest County Historical Society Museum

Located in the “Old Carter House” at 105

W. Jackson Street in downtown Crandon.  The museum is maintained and operated by the Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society.  Hours of operation are during the summer months and vary.  Free admission.

Phone Contact:  (715)-478-5900
Website:  www.forestcountyhistory.org

The Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library and Museum.

Museum director Mike Alloway.  Hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday 7a.m.-5p.m.  Friday and Saturday by appointment only.  Admission is $3.00 per adult.

Phone Contact:  (800)-960-5479 ext. 7478
Website:  www.fcpotawatomi.com/culture-and-history

Lumberjack Steam Train

Cowboy re-enactment shows are always a popular choice for visitors to the area.

Ride the Steam Train into a Historic Logging Camp.  The steam train runs out of Laona and transports people to the Camp 5 Museum, which is located at 5068 US Hwy 8 in Laona.  The steam train and museum operate Monday – Saturday (closed Sundays).  The season starts in late June and ends later in August.

Cowboy Re-enactment:  July & October
Fall Festival:  3rd and 4th Saturdays in September & 1st weekend in October

Phone Contact:  (715)-674-3414
Website:  www.lumberjacksteamtrain.com

Mecilkalski Stovewood Museum

Mecilkalski Stovewood Building Circa 1899

This National Historic Site was constructed with a unique method of folk architecture also known as cordwood construction. Built at the turn of the century, it is the only known commercial example utilizing the stovewood building method in the United States.

Website:   Mecilkalski Museum

 

Northwoods Veterans’ Center

The Center, located on Crandon’s Main Street across from the Forest County Courthouse square, operates a small museum that contains a collection of military uniforms, equipment, and other military artifacts.  The Forest County Courthouse square also includes the Forest County Veterans Memorial, which contains lists of Forest County Veterans, wartime memorials and artifacts. Free admission and the building is open daily.

 

Town of Hiles Museum

The Town of Hiles Museum is located in the Hiles Town Hall and Community Building.  The museum is operated and maintained by the Hiles Service Club.  Call for hours of operation.

Phone contact:  Kathy Bruening, President (715)649-3168
Website:  www.townofhiles.org

Wabeno Logging Museum

Built in 1941 by the Wabeno Lions Club, the museum contains memorabilia and records preserved in a replica of an old logging camp.

The Wabeno Logging Museum and Old Wabeno School House in downtown Wabeno are operated by the Town of Wabeno Parks Board.  Free admission.  Call for hours of operation.

Phone contact:  Cheri Collins (715) 473-2092
Website: www.townofwabeno.org