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Exploring Manitowish Waters History

August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Join archaeologist Katie Egan-Bruhy and Mark Bruhy along with history teachers Jim Bokern and Kay Krans as they share a historical presentation on pre-European contact, American Indians, early logging and the railroads, all focusing on the Manitowish Waters’ region.


Egan-Bruhy and Bruhy have spent much of their careers in the Great Lakes region.  Katie serves as a vice president of Commonwealth Heritage Group, a company providing historic preservation services throughout the United States.  Mark spent thirty years with the USDA Forest Service as the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest archaeologist and now works for Commonwealth Heritage Group.  They have written numerous articles and papers on the archaeology of the Great Lakes region addressing pre European contact archaeology of Wisconsin’s Northern Highlands to Logging Era and Depression Era land use.  Jim Bokern is a retired history teacher and has done extensive research on Ojibwa, fur trade, and 19th century regional histories.  Jim serves as president of the Manitowish Waters Historical Society and wrote, “The History and Traditional Canoe Routes of the Lac Du Flambeau District Bands”. Kay Krans is a retired history teacher and a member of the Manitowish Waters Historical Society.  She conducts summer tours on the Dillinger/Manitowish Story.


On Thursday, August 16 join them for a reception and program at the North Lakeland Discovery Center from 5-7 PM.   On August 17 explore further area historical sites and stories as you travel by pontoon with the presenters.


August 16, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


North Lakeland Discovery Center
14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
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Manitowish Waters Historical Society
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