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February 2020

Manitowish Waters Historical Society Board Meeting

February 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Koller Library, 5761 US-51
Manitowish Waters, Wi 54545

Please join the Manitowish Waters Historical Society for an important Board Meeting at Koller Library.  Agendas will be shared at the meeting or by  request at: [email protected]  PLEASE NOTE THR TIME CHANGE 2:30-4:30, so all can attend the Chamber After 5 event.

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Snowshoe Hike With History

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$15 – $18

                                                                                      Join local historian Jim Bokern and a Discovery Center Naturalist on a fascinating hike through history in the Toy Lake Swamp State Natural Area. We will explore the lives of the people that lived in this area…

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May 2020

Celebrating Manitowish Waters Leaders of Historic Preservation and Exploring History of Youth Conservation Corps at Statehouse Lake.

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545

                                                                                      Join us in honoring the men and women who have preserved the history of Manitowish Waters, and explore the history of Youth Conservation Corps at Statehouse Lake. The community members honored will be inducted into the Manitowish…

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June 2020

Railroads and Early Commerce Impacting Manitowish Waters

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Koller Library, 5761 US-51
Manitowish Waters, Wi 54545
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                                                                                  Join us for a free presentation on how railroads influenced Manitowish Waters.  In the late 1880’s, railroads created new and competing communities in the northwoods that dominated regional commerce.  Railroad access to the Manitowish Waters Chain was always limited,…

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Dillinger Pontoon Tour

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$45 – $50

                                                                                      9:30am-12pm or 1:15-3:45pm; Includes lunch at Little Bohemia from 12-1pm for both tours. What were John Dillinger and his gang really like and what is the “behind the scenes” story of their weekend in Manitowish Waters?  Enjoy…

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Fun Night of MW History-sponsored by the Mantiowish Waters Historical Society & Chippewa Retreat

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
White Oak of Chippewa Retreat, 13029 Deer Park Road
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$10

                                                            Join the Manitowish Waters Historical Society for a fun night of celebrating our community’s history, on June 25th starting at 4:00 pm.  Relax in the White Oak room at Chippewa Retreat with hors d’oeuvres, while enjoying the company of new and old friends.   A cash bar will provide drinks and…

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Discovering the Histories of Spider and Island Lakes by Pontoon Boat

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
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$30 – $35

                                                                                      Tuesday, 9 – 11 am, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, or 2 – 4 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS) members Kay Krans and Jim Bokern on a two-hour pontoon tour of Spider and Island lakes,…

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July 2020

4th of July Parade and MWHS Float

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545

Manitowish Waters Historical Society proudly participates in the 4th of July Parade sharing  historic images of our community.  Please join our community in our national celebration along County Highway W in downtown Manitowish Waters!

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Cemetery Walk

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pine Lawn Cemetery, 13590 Pine Lawn Rd
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545

Explore the history of Manitowish Waters through the lives of six area pioneers.  Join us, as 6 local actors portray defining members of our community and their families.

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Exploring Rest Lake’s Amazing History by Pontoon Boat

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$30 – $35

                                                                                   Friday, 9 – 11 am, 11:30 – 1:30 pm, or 2 – 4 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS) members Kay Krans and Jim Bokern on a two-hour pontoon tour of Rest Lake, which will depart from Rest…

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