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Cool off with Summer Saturdays

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

Cool off with Summer Saturdays

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

Lake Superior Stories that Continue Today!

A visit to the Madeline Island Museum is an adventure through time, exploring the stories of the diverse peoples and cultures that have called the island home. Your immersive journey traverses four historic structures that combine to form the heart of this modern museum featuring fascinating artifacts and engaging exhibits telling Ojibwe, French, British, and American stories.

In 2022, our temporary exhibitions share stories of Ojibwe culture and persistence through contemporary artwork, including Meeting Nanabozho: Works by Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, and Oshki-Anishinaabeg: Telling Our Stories with Manidoominensag.

MORE TIME FOR FUN!

Planning your visit is easier than ever with advance online ticketing. Purchase your tickets today and make more time for fun on your next adventure.


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Speaker Series

Select dates and times this Summer

Visit this summer for FREE engaging discussions on historic and cultural topics. The talks cover themes from storytelling to the health of the Great Lakes and everything in between.

Summer Saturdays

June 4 | July 2 | August 6

Cool off and #ExploreWisconsinHistory with us!

Get a water bottle when you visit Madeline Island Museum on the first Saturday in June, July or August. Free gift can be picked up at the admission counter upon arrival. One gift per household.

Visit early – offer valid while supplies last!

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Discover the magic that has drawn people to Madeline Island's legendary shores for centuries. Located in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, WI

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UPDATE: As much as we would like another month of summer, as many have pointed out, it's August already! Bob Mackreth's talk will take place TONIGHT, AUGUST 3, at 7pm at the Madeline Island Museum. Apologies for the confusion!

This Wednesday at 7pm, the Madeline Island Museum Speaker Series returns with a presentation by Bob Mackreth, which is free and open to the public! Mackreth will share with the public his talk titled "Florantha Thompson Sproat: La Pointe and Beyond."

When a young lady from a cultured New England background came to La Pointe in the final years of the fur trade, it seemed unlikely that she'd do well on the frontier. Florantha Sproat didn't take long to prove doubters mistaken, however. Astonishingly, Florantha's time at La Pointe was just the first chapter in a remarkable life that would take her from the Lake Superior country to gold rush California and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

To learn more about Florantha Sproat's expansive and storied history, join us at the Madeline Island Museum!
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UPDATE: As much as we would like another month of summer, as many have pointed out, its August already! Bob Mackreths talk will take place TONIGHT, AUGUST 3, at 7pm at the Madeline Island Museum. Apologies for the confusion!

This Wednesday at 7pm, the Madeline Island Museum Speaker Series returns with a presentation by Bob Mackreth, which is free and open to the public! Mackreth will share with the public his talk titled Florantha Thompson Sproat: La Pointe and Beyond. 

When a young lady from a cultured New England background came to La Pointe in the final years of the fur trade, it seemed unlikely that shed do well on the frontier. Florantha Sproat didnt take long to prove doubters mistaken, however. Astonishingly, Floranthas time at La Pointe was just the first chapter in a remarkable life that would take her from the Lake Superior country to gold rush California and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

To learn more about Florantha Sproats expansive and storied history, join us at the Madeline Island Museum!

It is artist-in-residence weekend with Gordon Coons! Everyone can make art! ... See MoreSee Less

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It is artist-in-residence weekend with Gordon Coons! Everyone can make art!