WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Opening July 2021

Madeline Island Museum will be open for public programming in July 2021.
Details coming soon!

Thank you for your continued support of our site during this unprecedented time. The patience and flexibility of our guests and supporters is what will allow the Wisconsin Historical Society to continue collecting, preserving, and sharing stories for generations to come.

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Children looking at an exhibit at Madeline Island

The largest of the Apostle Islands, Madeline Island, has been home to many cultures throughout history. The Ojibwe (Chippewa) and other tribes made their home here for hundreds of years before European contact. The island was also one of the earliest areas of European exploration and settlement in the interior of North America, serving as a post for the fur trade, commercial fishing, and missionary activities.

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2021 EVENTS & PROGRAMS AT OTHER HISTORIC SITES

This season, we are excited to welcome visitors to some of our historic sites & museums for general admission and special experiences. Click the button below for more information on how you can safely explore history in a new way through our 2021 programs and events.

Choose from All Historic Sites' Events

For Your Health and Safety

Advance registration is required for all programs – call today to reserve a spot.

Face masks are required for all guests and staff and are available onsite as needed.

Each location is fulfilling an increased daily cleaning and sanitation requirement.

Maintain 6 feet or more space between yourself, other guests, and staff.

Before you visit, make sure to read the 2020 health and safety policies for Wisconsin Historical Society members and guests.

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Site Protocols

At each program and event, the following protocols will be enforced:

  • Reservations are required to visit Madeline Island Museum*
  • To protect your safety and ours, face MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all guests and staff at our historic sites and museums
  • Social distancing guidelines will be enforced at all historic sites and museums
  • All events and programs will have a limited capacity to ensure social distancing guidelines are properly followed, keeping the safety of employees and guests as the top priority
  • Disposable masks will be available onsite
  • All facilities will adhere to significantly increased daily cleaning and sanitation requirements and there will be cleaning stations in each building
  • Staff and guests who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay at home
  • Each location will follow strict guest engagement protocols, including parking, food preparation, and the use of shared facilities such as a public restroom

*There will be some exceptions to the reservation requirement for in-person shopping. Click here to learn what stores are available for in-person shopping.

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