Museums – Libraries – Historical Buildings
Cable Natural History Museum Phone: 715-798-3890
A must for every visitor is the Cable Natural History Museum, with wildlife displays, including birds of prey, songbirds, mammals and insects. The museum has a regular summer lecture and field trip series. Many special workshops and outdoor programs offer natural history and science education for all ages.
Cable & Namakgon Historical Museum Phone: 715-798-5070
Come visit us at The Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum and take a step back in time and explore the area’s rich history. The museum was built around 1905 and initially used as a potato warehouse. Later the building was used as a warehouse by the lumber company, an apartment, office building, and as an ice cream parlor before it was donated to the Cable/Namakagon Area Historical Society and turned into a museum.
Since the Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum opened its doors to the public in 2005, it has offered a variety of historical exhibits and shows. The main exhibit themes are immigration, logging and agriculture, Native American culture and tourism. It presents special events such as the youth history program, quilt shows, Native American art, cultural events and others.
Drummond Public Library & Historical Museum
Phone: 715-739-6290 (Library) Phone: 715-739-6500 (Museum)
The modern building, housing the library and museum, is designed after the original Rust Owen Company Store. Both the location and the design have significant links to the past. The library provides internet access, current and best selling children and adult materials, and a very large collection of popular videos. A reading program is held each summer for children. The museum depicts the history of Drummond, a company town. The collection features historic photographs and artifacts from the logging camps and mill operations, giving insight into the lives of area pioneer families. It also includes a wildlife collection featuring birds and animals indigenous to the area. The Museum is vailable for private tours (if interested please call for appointment).
Forest Lodge Library Phone: 715-798-3189
This historical hand-hewed log library is located next to the Cable Natural History Museum and was built in 1925. In 2002, the library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This full service public library offers internet access, an excellent children’s section and Wisconsin and Native American sections. Children’s programs are held during the summer. 2010 marked the 85th Anniversary Celebration.