Greetings from the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum

We are now officially closed for the season.  It has certainly been an unusual summer for everyone.  We were happy to be able open even on a limited basis and appreciated all who were able to visit.  Hopefully next summer we will be back to normal.

We wish you a happy and safe winter and hope to see you in 2021!

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 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

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