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February 2020

Snowshoe Hike With History

February 22, 2020 @ 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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April 2020

Canceled due to Covid-19 concerns

April 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Koller Library, 5761 US-51
Manitowish Waters, Wi 54545

Canceled Please join us at the Koller Library for the MWHS board meeting.  Agendas will be made available at the meeting or by request.

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May 2020

Canceled due to Covid-19 concerns

May 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545

Canceled                                                                                       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…

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Manitowish Waters Historical Society Board Meeting

May 20, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
Manitowish Waters Town Hall, 5733 Airport Rd
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545

Limited board meeting at MW Town Hall due to Covid 19 precautions and social distancing requirements

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June 2020

Manitowish Waters Historical Society Board Meeting

June 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Manitowish Waters Town Hall, 5733 Airport Rd
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545

Join us for the MWHS board meeting at Koller Library on the evening of Wednesday, June 17.  Agendas will be available at the meeting.

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Dillinger Pontoon Tour

June 19, 2020 @ 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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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, 2020 @ 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

Postponed due To Covid-19 Precautions until 2021 Cemetery Walk

July 5, 2020 @ 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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Cancelled due To Covid-19 Precautions Earliest Pioneers of Manitowish Waters

July 11, 2020 @ 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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August 2020

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

August 1, 2020 @ 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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