Greetings from the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum

The Cable /Namakagon Historical Museum is open for the summer!.  We encourage you to visit us this summer. We have updated some of our exhibits and have added exhibits on Telemark, the Cable School, and an Ojibwe Doll exhibit.


Our hours are 11:00AM – 3PM Tuesday through Friday and 10:00AM – 1:00PM on Saturdays until Labor Day. We hope to see you soon!

Museum Board of Directors

''The Little Museum with Big History''


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.

What We Do…

We are a seasonal museum, and you are invited to enjoy our many exhibits and attend special events throughout the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Visit our Exhibits and Events page for more information.

Looking to become a member, make a donation, make a donation, renew your membership, or view our current and past newsletters? Visit our Membership and Newsletters page.

We look forward to meeting you at the museum. Visit our General Information page for hours, directions, and contact information. For group reservations, contact us through our email or by phone. You can also find up-to-date information and happenings on our Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum Facebook page.

The Cable School exhibit with blackboard, clock, (both from the Cable School) and student club uniforms.

Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum Board Members

Back row: Sara Balbin, Mary D’Andrea, Sue Rosa, Kay Rowe,

Karen Gran, Carol Elliker, Jean Hansen-Zirn

Front row: Paul Jenkins, Corinne Rasmussen, Paul Gilbert

Board members not photographed: Brenda Smits, Lynn Rasmussen, Deanne Allen

Thank You!

Whether you help through monetary donations, being a member, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn’t reach our goals without the help of supporters like you! C/NHM Board of Directors