The Eagle River Historical Society led the creation of the Northern History Caucus in 2017. Members include all of the Northwoods affiliates of the Wisconsin Historical Society, almost 40 local history societies.
The group meets twice a year to share news of projects, plan training sessions and discuss common issues. In the past years the Caucus has offered training in collections cataloging and small group discussions on membership, fundraising and displays. This allows members to access to such meetings without traveling long distances.