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.


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


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 - Friday (both museums) 11-3

Saturday (both museums) 10-2

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

July 25 - Reception for Supporter, Patrons and President's Circle members at Historical Museum

August 25 - Annual member picnic at Historical Museum groundsĀ 


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.