The Minocqua Museum is a local affiliate of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It is located in the Bolger Memorial Building at 503 Flambeau Street in downtown Minocqua. The Museum focuses on the history of Minocqua and the surrounding area.
In 2010 it featured exhibits on: (1) the Kemp Natural Resources Station on property on Lake Tomahawk by the granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Kemp given fifty years ago to the University of Wisconsin; (2) The Cellar, a beer bar on Hwy 51 south of Minocqua that was a favorite hangout for young people from the 50's to the 70's--the exhibit features a ski autographed by the Min-AquaBats; (3) WW II Era Airplanes, featuring 70 scale model plans made and donated by former Hazelhurst resident Richard Hodgson; (4) Early Electricity in Minocqua, featuring an early electric kitchen; and, (5) The Fisher Family, the pioneer family featured in 2010. (Museum Musings, Spring 2010 [Printed date on this issue is Spring 2008--clearly a misprint])Charles P. ForbesDecember 29, 2009Revised: December 1, 2010