The Minocqua Museum will open for the summer season with a special celebration on Saturday, June 7, from 1-4 p.m.
“Celebrating 125 years of Timber, Trains, and Tourism” is the theme for Minocqua’s 125th anniversary. The museum’s opening kicks off the anniversary events with the reading of an official proclamation by former town chairman Don Gauger at 2 p.m. Following the reading, cake will be served to museum visitors.
New exhibits at the museum this year include a display by the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters, a replica of a one-room schoolhouse, and an arrangement of old photographs of early Minocqua and some of its citizens.
Regular museum hours begin on Monday, June 9. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., up through Labor Day. Admission is free and groups are welcome.
The museum is located at 503 Flambeau Street, across from the Campanile Center.
Additional docents are being sought by the museum. All that is required is an interest in Minocqua history and a three hour time commitment per week. If interested, please call 715-356-7666.
News and announcements can be followed throughout the summer on the museum’s Facebook page.