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La Pointe, Wis. – Make history come alive this summer as you experience NEW exhibits additions and activities at the Madeline Island Museum.  On May 26, the Madeline Island Museum will reopen for the 2018 season.

“The Madeline Island team is thrilled to reopen our doors to the public this season as it brings a full-range of new activities and programming,” said Keldi Merton, site director at the Madeline Island Museum.  “Thanks to a generous grant from the Pace Woods Foundation, we are able to highlight the stories of an additional six NEW women in the Women of Madeline Island Exhibit.”

Through this grant, the museum is also offering three artists in residence as well as expanding their lecture series to host three additional speakers that will share with the public their insights about the history of the women of Madeline Island.

Throughout the season, Madeline Island will offer a variety of special events and programming including:

  • Community Open House (May 25)
  • Visitor Appreciation Weekend: Half Price Admission (June 2-3)
  • Ojibwe Artist Residency Series
  • Wednesday Evening Speaker Series (All season long)
  • Madeline Island Fourth of July (July 4)
  • Madeline Island Chamber Music Lecture and Concert (July 11 & 19)
  • Connection Cultures: Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade (July 13-15)
  • Anishinaabe Cultural Days (Aug. 18-19)
  • Commemoration of the Treaty of 1854 (Sept. 29-30)
  • Madeline Island Holiday Boutique (Nov. 24)

All Wisconsin Historical Society members receive free admission throughout the season.  Tickets for adults (18-64) cost $8; Seniors (over 65) $7; Children: Free. Additional information regarding operating hours and special events can be found at

This summer, the Wisconsin Historical Society will also be celebrating the flavors that connect us to our diverse heritage in the most delicious way through “The Flavor of Wisconsin.”  With exhibitions, demonstrations, tours, and tastes around the state, The Flavor of Wisconsin brings to life the history and living traditions that make us who we are.  See all Flavor of Wisconsin events at

About Madeline Island Museum
Founded in 1958, the Madeline Island Museum tells the story of Madeline Island and surrounding region. Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society since 1969, the Madeline Island Museum is located in La Pointe, Wisconsin. Open 7 days a week, 10:00am -5:00 pm, the Museum is located half a block from the ferry dock. Visit for a complete list of 2017 Programs & Events, or call 715-747-2415 for more information.

About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit

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