Greetings from the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum

We hope this finds you safe and well during this historic pandemic time.  As you know, the museum is usually closed from Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend.   This year we were scheduled to open on Saturday, May 23. However, as is the case with other museums and businesses, we will be delaying our opening to coincide with local and state directives.  As we write this there are new directives  allowing some businesses to reopen with certain policy recommendations to maintain safety for visitors and staff.  We will keep you advised of our new opening date.  Please keep in touch by visiting our website and on Facebook.   We hope to see you this summer.

Stay safe!

"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 history museum was built around 1905 and initially used as a potato warehouse. The building was later used as a warehouse by the local lumber company, an apartment, office building, and as an ice cream parlor before it was donated to the Cable/Namakagon Historical Society and turned into a museum.

Since the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum opened its doors to the public in 2005, a variety of historical exhibits and events have been open to the public. Begin your journey by learning more about the Anishinaabe people and their culture. Continue the story by learning about the expansion of the railroads, the logging era, European immigrants, area families, resorts, veterans of the Bayfield County area, and the area tourism.

In keeping the history of our area alive, we're always looking for interesting stories, artifacts, pictures, and more. Don't hesitate to contact us! 


What We Do...

Although we are a seasonal museum, the public is invited to enjoy our many exhibits and to attend the special events held throughout the year. Visit out Exhibits and Events page for more information.

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

We look forward to meeting you all as you tour the museum. Reservations for tours of the museum are available by contacting us through email or by phone. Visit our General Information page for hours of operation, contact information and how to find us. You can also find up-to-date information and happenings on our Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum Facebook page!


We 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