About Us

The Eagle River Historical Society was formed in 1998, and in 1999 opened its first Museum in the former administration building on the Trees for Tomorrow campus on Sheridan Street in Eagle River.

In 2012 the campus of the Historical Museum was purchased and after eighteen months of renovation, opened in May of 2014. The physical changes in the Society have been mirrored by many developments in administration, funding, financial organization and collections management, resulting in a Society that operates two museums and several ongoing programs. The Society is the only local history entity devoted to preserving the community memories of the Eagle River area.

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Eagle River Depot Museum
116 S Railroad St
Eagle River, WI 54521

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Historical Museum Campus
1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
John W. Gardner

2019 Museum Season Hours

Wednesday - Saturday (both museums) 11-3

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Both Museums will be closed on the 4th of July.

For large group private tours please call 715-337-0811 or 262-212-6369

Upcoming Events

March 23 - National History Day Regional Competition - Minocqua

April 19 - Private tour for Nicolet College, Learning in Retirement

April 27 - Docent training, Historical Museum

May 7 - Docent training, Historical Museum

May 11 - Docent training, Depot Museum

May 14 - Docent training, Depot Museum

May 25 - Museums open for the season

July 4 - 50/50 raffle at 4th of July parade

July 11 - 100 Exceptional Women recognition event at the Everett Resort

 

Want To Help?

Want to volunteer to help out, or help us with a donation? Find out how you can help below!

From planning to general grounds maintenance, any help is greatly appreciated! If you're interested in helping us, please reach out to us. We greatly appreciate the help!
Volunteer OpportunitiesMaintenance, planning, and more
We're grateful for and welcome any donations relating to our mission! If you'd like to donate to our operations fund or donate an item, please contact us!
Donation OpportunitiesHistorical items or Monetary

Contact Info

  • Eagle River Depot Museum
  • 116 S Railroad St Eagle River, WI 54521
  • Free admission!
  • Eagle River Historical Museum
  • 1181 Hwy 45 South Eagle River, WI 54521
  • Free admission!
During the closed season, or if you need immediate assistance, please call (262) 212-6369.