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July 2020

The Area’s Abundance of Walking and Hiking Trails

July 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historical Museum Campus, 1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Learn about the area’s abundance of walking an hiking trails and the hidden treasures to be found along the route. Bill Reardon, former forester and avocational archaeologist, will guide us as we explore local trails and the history they offer. There will be a take away packet of trail maps and locations for every attendee. History in the Outdoors This summer the Historical Society (ERHS) is moving the Summer Series outdoors – and the topics match the venue. Join the…

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Northwoods Gardening

July 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historical Museum Campus, 1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Master Gardener Alice Pride Kramer will discuss the challenges of Northwoods gardening with a look back at our area’s early residents and our history of subsistence gardening and food preserving. There will be a handout of practical tips and some vintage recipes. History in the Outdoors This summer the Historical Society (ERHS) is moving the Summer Series outdoors – and the topics match the venue. Join the Society on the lawn of the Historical Museum for a series of five…

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August 2020

Historic and Rustic Roads

August 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historical Museum Campus, 1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Lauren Drapes will be your guide to historic and rustic roads to drive in our locale. Along with route maps you get some of the fascinating history about what happened along the way any the reason some were built at all. History in the Outdoors This summer the Historical Society (ERHS) is moving the Summer Series outdoors – and the topics match the venue. Join the Society on the lawn of the Historical Museum for a series of five events…

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A Virtual Tour of Historic Downtown Eagle River

August 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historical Museum Campus, 1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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Susan Wilkinson will give a virtual tour of the historic Eagle River downtown as it was in 1894. You’ll leave with not only a fuller appreciation of the rowdy Northwoods of logging days but your personal copy of our self guided tour map and booklet to 1894. History in the Outdoors This summer the Historical Society (ERHS) is moving the Summer Series outdoors – and the topics match the venue. Join the Society on the lawn of the Historical Museum…

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January 2021

Lincoln Among Badgers: An Evening with Author Steven Rogstad

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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We are pleased to announce our first virtual join event of 2021 with the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library. Come discover how the history of Wisconsin and the life of Abraham Lincoln intersect! Did you know that Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln are deeply connected with the Badger State?Blending history, tourism, & public art, Steven Rogstad covers the legacy of the Lincolns in Wisconsin from Bayfield to Waukesha. In stories and images ranging from amusing, disturbing, informative, and sometimes downright…

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July 2021

Summer Lecture Series : Book talk Lincoln in Wisconsin

July 13 @ 2:00 pm
Historical Museum Campus, 1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States

Spend an interesting hour with author Steve Rogstad learning the untold story of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s time in Wisconsin. This is a book talk based on Lincoln Among the Badgers.

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Summer Lecture Series: Heritage Gardens

July 20 @ 2:00 pm
Historical Museum Campus, 1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States

Join Alice Kramer, Master Gardner, for a second round of heritage gardening. Last year Heritage Gardening was of the most popular in our series. Learn more about the evolution of gardening from sustaining early development to a popular hobby today.

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Historical Society Historic Home Gala – SOLD OUT

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Step into history and see for yourself the historic home of Chicago mayor Ed Kelly! The evening will begin with a champagne welcome and includes a tour of the Kelly property; the home, boathouse, and several smaller buildings. There will be hors d'oeuvres, beverage stations, live music, and several historic photo installations. Lose yourself in time with vintage cars and boats placed around the property! Guests are encouraged to dress in vintage 1930s resort wear. After rescheduling last year, we…

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August 2021

Summer Lecture Series: Quirky Eagle River History

August 12 @ 2:00 pm
Historical Museum Campus, 1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States

Karen Sailer will tell stories about some of Eagle River’s more unusual events, from the strict attitudes of the school board to unusual fish stories, these are surprising and humorous. Spoiler alert: no ghosts – we are after all a historical society!

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Annual Member Meeting & Picnic

August 22 @ 4:00 pm
Historical Museum Campus, 1181 Hwy 45 South
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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This event is for ERHS members only. It will take place at the Eagle River Historical Society Campus grounds (1181 Hwy 45 S, Eagle River, WI 54521). The meeting will take place first, followed by the picnic. ERHS will be providing the main dish and beverages. Guests are encouraged to bring side dishes to share. For those unable to attend this event, copies of the annual report will be available at both museum locations.

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