Greetings from the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum

We are happy to announce that we will be reopening on Saturday, May 29. We will continue to have safety precautions in place. We will follow our usual summer schedule, Tuesday-Friday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Details on our summer events are being finalized, so please check back here or on our Facebook page for details. Also, be sure to view our video slide show “Cable Then & Now” in the Photo Gallery section.

Museum Board of Directors

Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum’s Annual Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Sunday, July 25th from 1-4 pm at the Lumberyard!

''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
PKG OF 5 FOR $4.50

Sponsored by Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum

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