EXCITING NEWS!! THE MARINETTE COUNTY HISTORICAL LOGGING MUSEUM WILL RE-OPEN ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021 AT 11:00 AM. THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 11:00 AM TO 3:00 PM. This year there will be no admission charge, but donations will be gladly accepted. All tours will be self-guided and volunteers will be happy to answer questions. CDC Guidelines will be followed and masks and hand sanitizer will be available. For further updates, check out our Marinette County Historical Society Facebook page. STOP IN AND LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE AREA, ESPECIALLY OUR LOGGING HERITAGE.
The Marinette County Historical Society was established on February 12th, 1932 by Fred Burke, Mrs. John (Emily) Faller, Henry Hansen, William Morton, Charles Skowlund, and Charles “Dad” Wright. Until 1957, the Stephenson Training School housed the society’s artifacts and exhibits, when the space was needed for the County library.
In response, a fundraiser was conducted with overwhelming community support, and the society was generously gifted the Stephenson Island site from the City of Marinette. Construction the historical museum – our flagship asset – was completed the spring of 1962. Additional funding in 1979 allowed for an expansion of the museum building itself.
Today, we have a wide membership encompassing many counties and states. A hard-working corps of volunteers operate the society and Stephenson Island site.
Our Mission: to collect, preserve and interpret community history for benefit of the those willing to embrace it.