Vilas County Museum & Historical Society

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    The Vilas County Historical Museum, founded in 1959, offers an extensive collection of historic exhibits and artifacts dating back to the pioneer days of the late 1800's in northern Wisconsin.*

    Since its inception in 1959 the Museum has completed three expansion projects. Each were funded by the generous donations of visitors, residents and by membership fees.*

    *Quoted from their webpage, see link at tab above.

    Charles P. Forbes
    July 29, 2008
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    Comprehensive References

    ****. Explore Vilas' Past at Museum. [Vilas County News Review, Vacation Week, July 5, 2017, p. 15.] Eagle River, 2017. View Full Entry

    Major References

    ****. Record-Setting Year for Mini-grants. [Columns, Vol. 31, #5, Sept. - Oct. 2010, p. 6] Madison, 2010. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Pohlen, Jerome. Oddball Wisconsin. Chicago, 2001. View Full Entry
    Reimann, George. World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Where It All Started [Eliason Snowmobiles]. Northwoods is the Perfect Host.. [Wisconsin Escape, Jan 1981 p.17 ff] Green Lake, WI, 1981. View Full Entry
    Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce. Sayner - Home of the Historical Museum. [In: Star Lake, Wisconsin, Annual Tourist Brochure, 1995] Sayner, 1995. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce. Star Lake, Wisconsin. [Annual Tourist Brochure] Sayner, 2008. View Full Entry
    Strass, Dierdre. Islands of Plum Lake. [Lakeland Times, August 13, 2004, p. 44.] Minocqua, 2004. View Full Entry
    Vilas County Historical Museum. Newsletter. Sayner, 2007. View Full Entry

    Minor References

    Huhti, Thomas. Wisconsin. [Fourth Edition] Berkeley, CA, 2008. View Full Entry
    Huhti, Thomas. Wisconsin Handbook, Including Door County. [First Edition] Chico, CA, 1997. View Full Entry
    Knowles, Gary. Great Wisconsin Touring Book. [A Trails Books Guide] Black Earth, WI, 2000. View Full Entry
    M. Russ Lowthian. Road Biking in Wisconsin. [A Falcon Guide] Guilford, CT, 2008. View Full Entry
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    +++Affiliate of WHS

    The Museum became an affilite of the Wisconsin Historical Society as part of its statewide network of local historical organizations. As reported in "Welcome to New Affiliates in 2007-2008", Columns, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Vol. 29, #4, July/August 2008, p. 6. [Copy at Lowwood.]