You’re invited to take a step back in time and explore the southern areas of Bayfield County’s rich history at the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum in downtown Cable, Wisconsin.
The building housing the history museum was originally a potato warehouse and dates back to about 1905. Since then, the building has functioned as a warehouse for the local lumber company, an apartment building, office building, and an ice-cream parlor, before being donated to the Cable/Namakagon Historical Society 100 years later. The museum opened May 31, 2005.
We invite you to begin your journey through time by learning more about the Anishinaabe people and culture. Continue your journey by learning about the expansion of the railroads, the history of logging, European immigrants, area families, resorts, veterans of the Cable/Namakagon area, and local tourism.
You can help keep the history of our area alive. We are always looking for interesting artifacts, pictures, and more. Please contact us if you have something you would like to share.