Presentation Announcement:

Saturday, August 12

Cable Community Center

10:00 a.m.

Dick Rewalt, from the Mason Area Historical Society will present the findings of ongoing research studies in the White River basin. The White River basin is a unique site where 1880’s logging “improvements” remain as tell-tale relics.  These relics offer the opportunity to document the untold details of how 3 and 4 foot diameter logs were moved down the shallow upper reaches of the White River headwaters.  Specifically, the talk will detail unique early logging methods, the engineering used to harness the shallow northern rivers for log transport.  This presentation provides details found in the early documentation, period pictures, recorded resident’s forensic analysis of aerial imagery and current field imagery.


Social time, with coffee and sweets, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Annual Board Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.


Greetings from the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum

We will reopen Saturday, May 27, 2023.  We encourage you to visit us this summer. We have updated some of our exhibits and have added some new exhibits on Native Americans, Cable Union Airport and how wool was made in the past. 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.


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

Unique Cable Postcards


$.90 EACH OR
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Sponsored by Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum

Available at Rondeau’s Store, Lakewoods, Redbery Books and Cable Chamber of Commerce