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La Pointe, WI – The Wisconsin Historical Society is excited to announce that Madeline Island Museum will be open Thursdays through Sundays by appointment only starting July 22, 2021.  The store at the museum will also be open for in-person shopping.

“We are excited to welcome guests back to the Madeline Island Museum in July,” said Keldi Merton, Madeline Island Museum site director. “Guests will be able to explore exhibits and artifacts while learning about the history of the island and surrounding area.”

For the last eight months, staff at the museum have been reassigned to the Department of Health Services to help with the frontline COVID effort for the state of Wisconsin.  During the months of May and June, staff will be preparing the museum collections, the building, grounds and hiring staff to reopen in July.

Information on programs and exhibits will be released in the coming months.

“We greatly appreciate the flexibility and patience shown by our members, guests, supporters, and the local community as we navigated the last year,” continued Merton. “We look forward to reconnecting and sharing Wisconsin history with guests.”

The Wisconsin Historical Society is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our guests, members, and staff at our historic sites. To view the health and safety protocols that are now in place visit us online at

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