2021 Season

As noted on our Home page, we will be opening on Saturday, May 29 and continue our regular schedule throughout the summer. Visit the General Information page for our hours. Upcoming events will include our Ice Cream Social and Pie Auction on July 25, Annual Meeting in August and Cemetery Walk in October. Further details will be posted on this website and on Facebook.

Past & Recurring Events

School Visits

In the past we have hosted lower elementary school classes from local schools early in our season. This program is in cooperation with the Cable Natural History Museum. Students spend a half day at our Museum and a half day at the Natural History Museum providing them the opportunity to learn about the local history of the people that have lived here and the animals and plants residing along with us.

Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

A wonderful way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon. Originally held at the Cable Park, the site was moved to the outside Museum grounds in 2018 so attendees could have the opportunity to visit the museum. Everyone enjoyed ice cream sundaes with homemade strawberry or chocolate toppings, root beer floats or cones, as well as music, a silent auction and great conversation with friends and neighbors. Because of a rainy forecast in 2019, we moved again. Cable Lumber graciously offered one of their buildings so we would be out of the weather. This Social occurs the last Sunday in July.

Vintage Bicycle Tour

This event was held in August of 2018 and 2019. Over 20 vintage bicycles from Bay City Cycles in Ashland and several from private collections were featured at various business locations throughout downtown Cable. Tour maps were provided and sites could be accessed by walking or cycling. Names of those visiting all the sites were entered for prize drawings that occurred at an evening gathering.

Cemetery Walk

This event takes place at the Cable Greenwood Cemetery on a Saturday afternoon in mid October. Our commentator, Jim Kinzie, is our local cemetery guru and gives a very interesting presentation including some history on some long time residents of the Cable Cemetery. There has been a tombstone information quiz for participants and even the appearance of some “spectral apparitions”! It ends with hot chocolate and treats for all to enjoy.


In October of 2019, a very successful fundraiser for the museum was held at the River’s Eatery in Cable. We highlighted our slide show “Cable Then and Now”, held a pie auction, enjoyed good food & drink and listened to music provided by Nathan Rondeau. Our thanks go to Mic and Beth Endersbe for hosting this event.

Annual Meeting

Each year on the 2nd Saturday in August we hold our Annual Meeting at the Museum. We gather, get acquainted, converse and enjoy some coffee and treats at 9:30. The meeting begins with a guest speaker and then continues with business reports for the current year and approval of the proposed Board of Directors. Everyone is welcome.


Military Exhibit

We are honoring the Cable/Namakagon residents who served in the military as one of our special exhibits this summer.

We would greatly appreciate and welcome any information or photos of residents during their time in the service.

Logging and Railroad Eras

Come take a look at the tools and historical pictures of the lumber camps of the late 1800’s.


We are pleased to be able to share with you an exhibit on medical care in Cable as Dr. Neer and Dr. Kelsey were a part of our history being the only two doctors back in the day.

Area Schools

Did you know that there were five rural schools in the surrounding areas and the Cable school has always been in the same location since the early 1900’s? Take a look at the many yearbooks, pictures and the artifacts of our local school.


The history and photos of the Cable and Namakagon area resorts along with a display of the Telemark and Lakewoods Resorts can be found in this display.

Founding Families

This exhibit highlights some of the early settlers in the area. Maybe you’ll even recognize a few names and learn about where they immigrated from.


Q: Is there a fee for these events? Some events there will be a fee. Once more information is posted about the event, most fees will be listed.

Q: Who do we contact about any questions we have or if we’d like to make a contribution to an event? Contact the museum directly or check our General Information page for more options.

Q: Is there a fee to look at the exhibits? Free admission (unless stated otherwise)

Q: Do you offer group or school tours? Yes, we do! Call: 715-798-5070 or 715-798-3706 to make arrangements. *Some fees may apply.