Indigenous Arts

Birchbark Baskets Workshop with Dana Trickey

Sat, June 8 or Sun, June 9
10 AM – 3 PM

Join Ojibwe artist Dana Trickey, a White Earth tribal member from Minnesota, as she teaches the traditional art of birchbark basket weaving. Learn the the techniques valued by Native nations for decoration as learn about Ojibwe art, culture and history.

Indigenous Arts

Birchbark Baskets Workshop with Dana Trickey

Sat, June 8 or Sun, June 9
10 AM – 3 PM

Join Ojibwe artist Dana Trickey, a White Earth tribal member from Minnesota, as she teaches the traditional art of birchbark basket weaving. Learn the the techniques valued by Native nations for decoration as learn about Ojibwe art, culture and history.

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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 who 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. 


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Make Your Next Event Historic

With indoor and outdoor spaces, we have a beautiful and intimate place for you to host your private event. Connect with nature and the past as you celebrate your new life together at the Madeline Island Museum.

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Wisconsin Historical Society members receive unlimited free admission to our 11 historic sites and museums, a complimentary annual subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, merchandise discounts and more. Join at the Family level and above for added benefits and discounts at over 1,200 organizations nationwide! 


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Summer is sailing in fast! It’s time for an Open House!

Our Madeline Island Museum staff have been busy getting ready for the Summer Season and we can’t wait to share the museum with you! Our 2024 Open House will be held on Thursday May 23rd from 5-7pm. Stop on by and see our new island exhibit “Passages: Ojibwe Migration to the Place Where the Food Grows on the Water!
The 2024 Open House event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
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1 week ago
Summer is sailing in fast! It’s time for an Open House!

Our Madeline Island Museum staff have been busy getting ready for the Summer Season and we can’t wait to share the museum with you!  Our 2024 Open House will be held on Thursday May 23rd from 5-7pm. Stop on by and see our new island exhibit “Passages: Ojibwe Migration to the Place Where the Food Grows on the Water!
The 2024 Open House event is free and open to all.  Light refreshments will be served.

Your Pastport to the Past

It's time for a history making summer road trip!

Take advantage of your free admission to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums with your 2024 Member Pastport, an exciting program for members only.

Collect stamps at each stop to earn store discounts and a free Family+ membership!
Bring your digital or physical membership card along on your first visit to get your Pastport and start your journey.

Not a member? Join today to get in on the fun.

Become a member: wihist.org/3UvWVJw
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3 weeks ago
Your Pastport to the Past  

Its time for a history making summer road trip! 

Take advantage of your free admission to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums with your 2024 Member Pastport, an exciting program for members only.

Collect stamps at each stop to earn store discounts and a free Family+ membership!
Bring your digital or physical membership card along on your first visit to get your Pastport and start your journey.

Not a member? Join today to get in on the fun. 

Become a member: https://wihist.org/3UvWVJw