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Madeline Island Museum

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Founded in 1959, Madeline Island Museum is dedicated to preserving the island's maritime history. It is comprised of four conjoined historic log buildings (all moved to the site) and a new modern building. One of the log structures is the only remaining building of the American Fur Company, which once had a strong presence in La Pointe. Another of the log buildings is La Pointe's old jail. A recreated sailor's home and an old Scandinavian barn are the other two log structures. The modern building offers changing exhibits and has an auditorium and collection space. A recreated stockade represents French fortified structures built in the 17th and 18th centuries. Also on the grounds are two fog horns and bell, anchors, and a propeller.

Madeline Island Museum
The fog horns and bell
The propeller
The recreated stockade

Sources

http://madelineislandmuseum.wisconsinhistory.org/About/History.aspx

Address
226 Colonel Woods Ave PO Box 9
La Pointe, WI 54850
Phone Number
715-747-2415
Hours
Open May to October, 10-4 or 5 (in July)
Tags
  • Maritime and Naval History
This location was created on 2015-12-22 by Ben M. .   It was last updated on 2016-02-24 by Ben M. .

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