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June 2020

POSTPONED due to Covid-19 Discovering the Histories of Spider and Island Lakes by Pontoon Boat…see North Lakeland Discovery Center Website for deatils

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

Cancelled by the town of Manitowish Waters due to Covid 19 precautions-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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Postponed due To Covid-19 Precautions until 2021 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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Dillinger Pontoon Tour

July 11 @ 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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Cancelled due To Covid-19 Precautions Earliest Pioneers of Manitowish Waters

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Koller Library, 5761 US-51
Manitowish Waters, Wi 54545

                                                                        Jim Bokern will share a robust presentation on the Earliest Pioneers of Manitowish Waters, featuring 11 first families who arrived before 1900. These early families shared an amazing work ethic, a love of the Northwoods, and a dedication to building our community.  Newly discovered…

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Rescheduled… Discovering the Histories of Spider and Island Lakes by Pontoon Boat

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$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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Turtle Flambeau Flowage Historic and Naturalist Pontoon Tour

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$45 – $50

                                                                                      Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm Join NLDC director John Heusinkveld and Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS) member Jim Bokern on a five-hour pontoon tour of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. This trip will depart from Springstead Landing…

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Discover Historic Traditions and Mysteries of Alder and Wild Rice Lakes by Water

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
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$30 – $35

                                                               Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS) members Kay Krans and Jim Bokern on a two-hour pontoon tour of Alder and Wild Rice Lakes. This trip will depart from Alder Lake and explore the rich histories of these lakes with a wealth of historic images. Discover the Native American trail…

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August 2020

Cancelled due To Covid-19 Precautions Northwoods canals linking Manitowish Waters and Lac Du Flambeau

August 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Koller Library, 5761 US-51
Manitowish Waters, Wi 54545

                                                                        Discover one of the most unique fishing legacies in all of the Northwoods. Jim Bokern will share a detailed presentation regarding Richard Southgate’s “one-of-a-kind” fisherman’s paradise. Creating an ambitious estate for fishing, using canals and the Chicago North Western Railroad for access, Southgate fashioned…

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